Dwane Morrison

Dwane Morrison (born c. 1931)

Teams coached: South Carolina Gamecocks, Mercer Bears, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
South Carolina record: 4-8 (.333)
Mercer record^: 48-22 (.686)
Georgia Tech record: 91-122 (.427)
Overall record^: 143-152 (.485)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  1  (1972)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1973-1981 Georgia Tech
1970-1973 Mercer
1964-1970 Georgia Tech (asst)
1964 South Carolina (interim HC)
1963-1964 South Carolina (asst)

Dwane Morrison Facts

  • Dwane Morrison
  • Born c. 1931
  • Hometown: Owensboro, Kentucky
  • Alma Mater: University of South Carolina (BA, 1954)
  • His father was “Jughandle” Johnny Morrison, who spent ten years pitching in the MLB and won a World Series title in 1925
  • Played at Campbellsville JC (KY) for two years then played for head coach Frank Johnson at South Carolina
  • Started coaching after graduating from USC, first working at his old high school in Owensboro, KY
  • Returned to South Carolina in 1963, hired as the freshman coach and as an assistant to head coach Chuck Noe
    • Elevated to interim head coach in 1964 when Noe resigned, Morrison went 4-8 over the last 12 games of the season
  • After the season, he joined John “Whack” Hyder‘s staff at Georgia Tech and spent the next six seasons as one of his assistants
  • Left GT in 1970 to be the head coach at (then D-II) Mercer, going 48-22 over three seasons there
    • Finished above .500 all three seasons and led the Bears to the D-II NCAA Tournament in 1972
  • Returned to Georgia Tech in 1973 to take over for Hyder as the Yellow Jackets’ head coach
    • Went 91-122 over eight seasons at the helm, but failed to reach the postseason
    • Fired in March 1981 after back-to-back seasons winning less than 10 games

Dwane Morrison Coaching Tree

  • Benny Dees (Western Carolina, Wyoming, New Orleans)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels, as Mercer was a D-II program until the 1973-74 season