Morgan Balcom takes the reins as the new head women’s basketball coach after Michael Mosley stepped down from the position in early February. Balcom has fielded the head coaching responsibilities in an interim role since that time and has held the ship steady during a trying time.
“Morgan has done an exceptional job since being put in a tough position in February. She has a wealth of knowledge being from the area, playing at Glen Oaks and transferring onto a four year institution. Her passion and energy are contagious and our athletes really respond to that. She will continue to do great things for us,” said GOCC Athletic Director Courtney Ivan.
Balcom hails from Constantine where she was a standout multi-sport athlete. She continued on to Glen Oaks while playing basketball and softball for the Vikings and then to Iowa Wesleyan and competed in basketball for a year and then finished her bachelor degree in Elementary Education at Calumet College of St. Joseph where she played soccer for two years.
Balcom currently resides in Constantine where she was the assistant junior varsity basketball coach for two years previously.
“I’m extremely grateful and excited about this opportunity to help a program that I once played for. There is some work to be done, but I’m confident we’ll make progress as a program and make a mark in our league.” Morgan Balcom on being named the head coach. The Vikings can only go up as they only won 4 games over the past two seasons and have not won a conference game during that time.
The outlook for Glen Oaks women’s basketball is looking up as four players are returning from last year’s team and will add valuable experience that will go along well with a talented recruiting class. The Vikings have signed 7 new women so far and are still on the recruiting trail.
Glen Oaks Community College Press Release