IBCA Hall of Fame

LeRoy Morley

Name: LeRoy Morley

Year Inducted: 1973

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
Colchester High School
Watseka High School
Western Illinois University

 

Biography:  LeRoy “Stix” Morley coached basketball for 40 years from 1929-1969.  His high school teams at Colchester and Watseka won 228 games and lost 99 for a 70% winning edge.  From Watseka, Stix went to Western Illinois University as head basketball coach where his teams continued their winning ways, winning 367 games while losing only 213 in 22 years in Macomb.  Among the many honors received by Coach Morley are 1955 NAIA Coach of the Year, 1957 Small College Coach of the year,1962 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, 1974 Western Illinois University Hall of Fame.  Coach Morley passed away on October 15, 2000.