MORRIS, JIM

JIM MORRIS (Deceased)

Inducted: January 17, 1976 in Richmond, IN

Date of Birth: February 21, 1914 in Ladoga, IN

High School Attended: Indpls Cathedral        Graduated: 1932

College Attended: Butler University               Graduated: 1937

Professional Career: Licensed physical therapist; student trainer at Butler University 1933-1937; assistant trainer at Butler 1937-1956; head trainer at Butler 1956-1964; private practice in physical therapy 1956-1964; returned to Butler as head trainer in 1964 and was still in that capacity at time of induction; was assistant trainer for the National College All-Star Team in football and Indiana High School All-Stars in basketball for 18 years; assisted coaches and athletes from high schools statewide with problems related to injuries.

Special Recognition: Charter Member of the National Athletic Trainers Association; member of the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame; Silver Medal Award winner from the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame; received Sports Magazine Award for Outstanding Community Service in Athletics; wrote a column "RX-Sports Medicine" in Indiana News; in 1964 became one of the first athletic trainers to work in a clinical setting; inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in 1969.

Mr. Morris passed away March 1, 1976.