Morgan attended Springfield College (then the International YMCA Training School) from 1892-1894. Upon graduating, he headed to Maine to work as a physical director at the Auburn YMCA. After a year in Maine, Morgan took a position at the Holyoke YMCA in Holyoke, MA. During his time as a physical director in Holyoke, Morgan recognized the need to create a game that was less strenuous on the middle-aged patrons than basketball. He took concepts from both badminton and basketball and created volleyball, originally named "Mintonette." The first real volleyball game took place during a Physical Director's Conference in the East Gymnasium at Springfield College. It was then that the name was changed to volleyball at the suggestion of Dr. A.T. Halsted. Morgan left YMCA work in 1897.
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