Big 5 Hall of Famer and current Saint Joseph’s Prep boy’s basketball coach William “Speedy” Morris will receive the Eastern College Athletic Conference Lifetime Achievement Award on December 7th at Madison Square Garden
“Anytime you get an award of this nature, it’s an honor,” Morris said. “I’ve been around a long time, sometimes you get an award for being around a long time. It’s my 46th year as a head coach, so I appreciate it.”
Morris, who coached at La Salle University and has more than 900 wins coaching the Hawks since taking the position in 2002, will be honored during halftime of the St. John’s University and Fordham University contest.
“I love every place I’ve been,” Morris said. “I love La Salle and I really love it here. I don’t miss the travel. I don’t miss recruiting but I love great moments at La Salle. A lot of my best friends are players that played for me at La Salle. That’s a big part of coaching, the people you meet, the memories you have. You’re never going to lose them, they’ll never go away.”
The La Salle Explorers will be playing during the ECAC/MSG Holiday Festival on the 7th against Stony Brook. That game will be the first game played at 11:00AM.