• Multi-Sport
  • 1991
  • Builder

Gregory Morris

In 1990 Greg Morris led his Chatham midget baseball team to its first-ever Canadian championship, - and New Brunswick sport fans cheered, just as they had done so often for this master-coach and his charges.

Over a period of 31 years he coached his hockey and baseball teams to more than 50 championships, ranging all the way from mosquito to senior and from provincial to international.

Like his mentor, Vance Toner, he instilled in literally hundreds of young athletes an appropriate mix of self-discipline and determination, - traits that were the hallmark of his own playing years.

Here is a coach who accepted challenges as they came and then, in record numbers, enjoyed the exhilaration of the well-earned victories that resulted.

He lives and coaches by the credo that “. . . if better is possible, then good is not enough.”

Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 1, 1991.

Quick Facts

  • Began coaching baseball in 1961; hockey in 1967
  • Coached Chatham senior Ironmen to seven provincial and four Maritime baseball championships
  • Guided the Ironmen to Canadian senior title in 1995; won silver medal (1976) and three bronze medals (1975, ’79, ’82) at Canadian championships
  • Coached Chatham midget team to the gold medal (1990) and a silver (1988) at Canadian championships
  • Named to the coaching staff of the national team for the 1978 World Baseball Championships
  • Head coach of the 1993 Canada Games baseball team
  • His high school hockey team has won 10 NB championships
  • Named Sport NB Coach of the Year 1995
  • Inducted into NB Baseball Hall of Fame 1996
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