Saturday, May 31, 2014

Bowie State University Athletic Hall of Fame Names Two Gamma Pi Brothers to Rolls

It's been some years since their exploits on the baseball diamond and the football gridiron. But now it is assured that the accomplishments of Gamma Pi Brothers Anthony Stewart and John Morgan, Jr.. will never be forgotten. They are immortalized as newly minted members of the Bowie State University Athletic Hall of Fame.

These Brothers were among  16 stellar athletes, athletic leaders and one team who were honored at a special program on May 4 at the school's Fine and Performing Arts Center. Other inductees included former football coach Henry Frazier III (1986-89) and 1960's track and field star Clarence Mollock, who received the 2014 Barney Lifetime Achievement Award. 
Brother Anthony Stewart
Brother Stewart (Gamma Pi '88) was honored for his years as a power hitting third baseman for the Bulldogs with a career batting average of .340. He batted in the third spot three out of four years and was an integral part of the 1982 Bowie State CIAA championship team. He was Rookie of the Year in 1980. 

The Hall of Fame is a family affair for Brother Stewart as his father and oldest brother are in the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame. Another brother, Thomas, was just inducted into the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore Basketball Hall of Fame in February." It's been a great journey for the Stewart family," Brother Stewart said. His Brother Alan (Gamma Kappa '80) accepted the award in his behalf along with his daughter.

Brother Stewart is from Princess Anne on the Eastern Shore and is the 9th of 10 children, all of whom have finished college and most who have advanced degrees.  He runs Stewart Financial Services in Lanham, Md. Brother Stewart has also co-authored a book on financial matters, "Saving Middle America: Securing Financial Dreams." You can purchase the book at and watch a video interview about the book that Brother Stewart gave to Gamma Pi TV in 2011.Brother Stewart and his wife are the parents of a son and two daughters. The oldest daughter is a freshman at Bowie State. 
Brother Coach Morgan (left) with Brother Powell

Brother Morgan (Gamma Pi '99) was inducted for his stardom in football. Brother Morgan, who is now the new Assistant Head Coach at Morgan State University, played linebacker from 1989-92 and had the most tackles (89) in one season which happened to be a championship season for Bowie State when it won the CIAA title. He also holds the record for most tackles in a season (133) in 1992.

Brother Morgan is the new Assistant Head Coach at Morgan State University in Baltimore where he serves as Defensive Coordinator. He is a former  Head Football Coach at Fort Valley (Ga.) State University, where he also served as the President of the SIAC Coaches Association and a member of the Division II Southeast Regional Advisory Committee for Football.  His memberships and honors also include the American Football Coaches Association and the Black Coaches Association, and in 2011, he was selected to participate in the NCAA Expert Forum. He also took part in the NCAA Advanced Coaches Academy in 2006.

While Brother Morgan worked as the Defensive Coordinator at Bowie State, the Bulldogs ranked first in the nation in pass efficiency defense, sixth in total defense and 10th in scoring defense in 2001. The next year the Bulldog defense  was second in the nation in total defense and fifth in scoring defense.

Brother Morgan earned a B.S. in Sociology/Criminal Justice in 1993 and a Masters in Education Guidance and Counseling, all from Bowie State, in 1995. His community service includes serving as youth advocate and mentoring at-risk youth. He and wife Tisa are the parents of three children.

"The BSU family is extremely proud of these Brother for their athletic performance while attending our university and we are equally as proud of their accomplishments in his career, community activities, and service to society at large," said Gamma Pi's Brother Alfonzo Powell, an influential alumni who was on the school's Charter Omega Psi Phi Line (Epsilon Sigma) in 1969. A total of 8 Omega men were among the Hall of Fame inductees, including former football coach Frazier. 

To read more about the historic occasion,  see the BSYou e-newsletter:

Brother Morgan (rear, center) with his extended family

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