Samantha Morrow

Graford native and legendary high school basketball coach Samantha Morrow, right, was honored for her breast cancer fight and survival before the TCU and Iowa State women's basketball game at the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on the TCU campus in Fort Worth on Feb. 13, 2016. 

Graford’s Samantha Morrow will be among eight members of the Class of 2020 who will be inducted into the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

Morrow is the only coach to ever win four consecutive state titles in the girls’ largest UIL classification when she won state championships in 1999-2002.

Morrow won 606 games throughout her career but it was her courageous 2015 battle against breast cancer that ranks among her sweetest victories.

Morrow retired in April last year after a 35-year career that started out as an assistant coach in Stephenville and got her first head coaching job at Mansfield in 1993. She coached Mansfield Summitt from 2003-2007 and was the head coach at UT-Arlington for six seasons before returning to coach high school basketball.

The Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony May 16, 2020, in San Antonio. Morrow will be inducted along with one of her top players, Erin Grant, who earned all-state and all-American honors during Manfield’s four-year title run.

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