Induction Year: 2011
Inducted as a recipient of the Mertz Mortorelli Coaching Achievement Award
Legendary high school volleyball coach Bill Morrin, who has enjoyed unprecedented success at Grantsburg (Wis.) High School, is a 2011 inductee into the UW-Superior Hall of Fame as a recipient of the Mertz Mortorelli Coaching Achievement Award.
A 1985 UW-Superior graduate, Mr. Morrin is a legend in the Wisconsin high school coaching ranks. He has coached at three schools over 29 years, including the past 25 years in Grantsburg, where he has enjoyed his biggest successes.
His teams have won 27 conference championships, including 22 straight while at the helm at Grantsburg.Mr. Morrin's teams also have won 23 regional championships and 14 section titles, which qualifies them for the Wisconsin state tournament. There, Mr. Morrin's teams have enjoyed five runner-up finishes (1989, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2010) and have been crowned state champions four times (1985, 1986, 2001, 2009).In 2001, Mr. Morrin's team went unbeaten on the way to the Wisconsin state championship.
Mr. Morrin did perhaps his best coaching job in 2010. After winning a state title and graduating five starters in 2009, Mr. Morrin's Pirates went 36-1 on their way to a state tournament runner-up finish. For his effort, Mr. Morrin was named National High School Coach of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. He has served on the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Board for 10 years and was the 2010 recipient of the Sally Pfund Memorial Award.
Previous to his tenure at Grantsburg, Mr. Morrin spent two seasons at Washburn (Wis.) High School (1982-84) and two seasons at Webster (Wis.) High School (1984-86). In total, Mr. Morrin has fashioned a sparkling career record of 841-84.