Former Apple Valley assistant coach Matt Morgan passes away

Matthew Morgan, age 42, of Minneapolis, left this world on September 4, 2013 surrounded by his loving relatives. Matthew was preceded in death by mother, Susan and grandfather, Tom Collins. Survived by daughters, Madyson and Mara; father, Mike; brothers, Joe (JoLene) and Dylan; grandmother, Carol Collins; grandparents, James and Olive Morgan, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

“I had the opportunity to be Matt’s Physical Education teacher at Scott Highlands Middle School in Apple Valley,” said former Apple Valley Wrestling Coach Jim Jackson. Matt went on to attend and wrestle at Bloomington Kennedy. After graduation Matt coached at Apple Valley High School. During his time at AVHS he coached his younger brother Joe. “Matt always had a smile on his face and would help anyone who needed it,” said Jackson. “Thanks for giving back to the sport of wrestling.”

A celebration of Matthew’s life was held Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Nokomis Park Chapel.

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