George Morrison

George Morrison
George Morrison (Coach)
 
For over 40 years, the name George Morrison has been synonymous with basketball on PEI, most notably at the University of Prince Edward Island. First, he established UPEI Women's Basketball program, and then went on to build the men's program in the 1980s that had the Panthers consistently ranked as one of the top teams in the country, and as result Morrison became one of the most successful coaches in Canada. His 17-year coaching career at UPEI saw his Panthers men's team reach the now-Atlantic University Sport basketball conference playoffs 14 times and net three Atlantic titles. A three-time coach of the year in the Atlantic University Athletic Association (the AUS's predecessor)—first with the UPEI Women's Basketball team—Morrison's accomplishments make him one of PEI's most successful coaches in any sport. The Morell native was also the first head coach of the inaugural and successful CCAA men's program at Holland College. Morrison has coached at every level on PEI including numerous provincial and Canada Games teams in addition to being an outstanding organizer and administrator at the local and provincial level. He was inducted in the PEI Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.