Assistant coach takes over Holland College team after George Morrison retires
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Holland College Hurricanes
Josh Whitty will replace George Morrison as head coach of the Holland College Hurricanes’ men’s basketball team.
Whitty, who has been Morrison’s assistant for five years, takes over a club coming off its first Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association championship and placing second at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association in Quebec.
“I've enjoyed my time as an assistant and having the opportunity to learn and work with a coach as
experienced as George,” he said.
Whitty coached the P.E.I. under-15 team in 2008 and the under-17 team in 2010 in addition to high school and junior high teams on P.E.I.
Whitty likes what he sees for the upcoming season and is eager to build on the program’s recent success.
“I am confident in the group of players we have returning and look forward to working with a talented group of incoming players,” he said.
A past student in the aport and leisure management program at Holland College, Whitty is the executive director of the Central Region Sport and Recreation Council.
Whitty’s technical background and ability to relate to his players made him a strong fit for the position, said athletic director Albert Roche.
“We see this move as a logical progression for Josh in his coaching career. He knows our team, the ACAA and has experienced the playoff and national tournament atmosphere with the Hurricanes,” he said. “We’re confident he can make the transition into his new role as head coach and the players will respond well to heightened expectations created by last season’s success.”