Pickford’s “Web” Morrison fondly remembered – Sault Ste. Marie, MISault Ste. Marie, Mich. —Webster “Web” Morrison’s footprint is all over Pickford. Whether it was his years as teacher, principal and superintendent, his tireless work in getting the Munuscong Golf Course built, his service as a Navy pilot in World War II, or his continued presence at nearly every Pickford athletic event, rarely a day went by when something in Pickford didn’t have Morrison involved in some way.But what most will remember are the track and field championships — a ton of them. Morrison, who led the Panthers to 25 consecutive U.P. track championships, died Monday. He was 89.”In all the years I’ve been around, he’s the best track coach I’ve ever seen,” said Pickford athletic director Chuck Bennin, a 1966 Pickford graduate who ran track for Morrison — just as most Pickford boys did. “He had a heart of gold for kids. He’s going to be sadly missed.”The list of accomplishments is hard to fathom: The 25 straight championships 1952-76 is still second nationally for consecutive championships to powerhouse Honolulu Punahou’s 29 straight boys swimming titles 1958-86. He coached the cross country teams to eight U.P. titles, he was 46-10-1 in eight years as football coach, 74-29 in nine years as baseball coach, and 134-84 with three district titles in 12 seasons as basketball coach. Morrison was inducted into the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Hall of Fame in 1993. He was a three-time state track coach of the year.

via Pickford’s “Web” Morrison fondly remembered – Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News.

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