Nov 12, 2014
Wofford gives veteran opportunity to coach basketball team

College and pro teams occasionally give children with terminal illnesses an opportunity to suit up for a game or help out on the sidelines.

On Tuesday, Wofford College did something unique to Veterans Day.

Jack Morris, an 84-year-old Korean War vet, will help coach the Terriers men’s basketball team during its Dec. 6 game against Florida National University. Morris was given the news Tuesday by head coach Mike Young, which you can see in the video below from Wofford athletics.

From GoUpstate.com:

“It’s something we wanted to do for Jack and for it to coincide with Veterans Day, it was a very easy decision on our part, Young said. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to do this for him.”

Morris will have complete access to the program on his special day — from the pregame meal, to the shoot around, to final preparations in the locker room before the game.

“We’re going to give him as good a taste of it as we possibly can, Young said. We look forward to having him inside the program on that day.”

Morris said between now and then, he’ll spend a lot of time thinking about the game. And he guaranteed a Wofford victory.

Wofford gives veteran opportunity to coach basketball team

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College and pro teams occasionally give children with terminal illnesses an opportunity to suit up for a game or help out on the sidelines.

On Tuesday, Wofford College did something unique to Veterans Day.

Jack Morris, an 84-year-old Korean War vet, will help coach the Terriers men’s basketball team during its Dec. 6 game against Florida National University. Morris was given the news Tuesday by head coach Mike Young, which you can see in the video below from Wofford athletics.

From GoUpstate.com :

“It’s something we wanted to do for Jack and for it to coincide with Veterans Day, it was a very easy decision on our part, Young said. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to do this for him.”

Morris will have complete access to the program on his special day — from the pregame meal, to the shoot around, to final preparations in the locker room before the game.

“We’re going to give him as good a taste of it as we possibly can, Young said. We look forward to having him inside the program on that day.”

Morris said between now and then, he’ll spend a lot of time thinking about the game. And he guaranteed a Wofford victory.






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