Michael Morgan OAM (born December 19, 1946) represented Australia in the 1968 and 1972 Olympics, winning silver at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico, before retiring and going on to coach the men’s eight at the 1972 Montreal Games. Now regarded as one of Australia’s best schoolboy coaches, winning 10 Head of the River first eight titles.
Michael’s relationship with Sydney Rowing club began in 1964, when he first joined the club as a successful member of the junior eight (then the Club’s second eight). He competed for the Club during his Olympic representation, and was the Club captain from 71-72. He was then appointed an honorary coach from 74-77, and was employed by the club as the first professional coach of Sydney Rowing Club in 1978. During this time he set the record for the most National Championships as a coach in a single year.
Since then, he has coached numerous schoolboy, state and national teams. Michael was elected as the Vice-President in 2007. Michael’s continued involvement with the Club has been recognized with the award of an Honorary Life Membership in 1972 and the Order of Merit Blazer in 2007.