Robert (Mac) Morrison
Inducted in 2009
Robert Mac Morrison was a teacher, coach, and administrator in the Crawford county schools for 36 years. He was a coach at Mt. Zion high school for seven years and was a Crawford county basketball Champion in 1953-1954. Robert Mac Morrison coached at Leesville high school for six years, North Robinson high school for ten years, and Colonel Crawford high school from 1959-1969, and was then junior high principal.
Mac Morrison’s coaching record was 326 wins and 94 losses over 19 years. He played high school football at Mt. Cory high school. The team lost one game in four years. He also coached the first Colonel Crawford Squad to an 8-2 record.
Mac Morrison coached baseball for 15 years and took four teams to regional tournaments. Leesville basketball-class B regional 1950, 1951, 1952, and made it to the finals twice. He lost seven games in five years and had five Crawford county championships.
He was inducted as a life-time member of an Ohio High School Basketball Coach’s Hall of Fame in 1964. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1964. Mac was a football official for 15 years. He was commissioner and executive secretary of Northern Ohio League for 42 years. He was a member of the Northwest District athletic board for 29 years. He served two terms on the state board of control. He is in the basketball hall of fame at Springfield, Mass.
Mac received the distinguished award in 1992 from the National Federation of Interscholastic coaches.
Robert Mac Morrision’s Best fan, friend, wife Rose Mary, raised a wonderful family and enjoyed their grandchildren.