Whitty named new head coach of men’s basketball Hurricanes

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Assistant coach takes over Holland College team after George Morrison retires

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.”

 

 

Organizations: Holland College, Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association, Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association

Geographic location: Quebec

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  • Icemanlikegervin
    June 03, 2013 - 18:04

    Congrats!! Is Chase Bowden and/or Alvin Parker going CIS?

  • www.CCAA.ca
    June 03, 2013 - 12:53

    Looking forward to seeing what the Holland Hurricanes bring in the 2013-14 season!

  • Carla Wood-Whitty
    June 03, 2013 - 10:34

    With Josh’s love of basketball and dedication to the players and the team, all should be good for an exceptional season.Congrats to all!

  • Great News
    June 03, 2013 - 09:18

    This is great news for Holland College and for the basketball community in Prince Edward Island. Congratulations and best wishes, Josh and Holland College.

  • Michael Keliher
    June 03, 2013 - 07:53

    A great choice. Congratulations to Josh and to Holland College.