On January 10, 2018 at the age of 75 years, former Russell County High School Boys Basketball and Girls Softball Coach, Curtis Kay Morris, passed away. He left behind a legacy of success on the court and field. During his coaching reign he also mentored hundreds of Russell County student-athletes.
This Saturday, January 12, will mark the date of the first annual BSN Sports Kay Morris Classic. Coach Pippen and Coach Carson would like to invite everyone to come out and support the Laker and Lady Laker basketball teams as they play in the first annual “BSN Sports-Kay Morrison Classic.” Games and times are listed below:
3:30 Warren East vs. Daviess Co. – Boys
5:15 Russell Co. vs. Casey Co. – Girls
7:00 Russell Co. vs. Casey Co. – Boys
Coach Kay led Laker Boys Basketball teams to 126 wins on the hardwood from 1983 to 1992, while also heading up the Laker Golf program. In 1988, he began the Russell County High School Girls Softball program and was head coach until he retired in 2003. Morris led the Lady Lakers to 389 wins, with an impressive winning percentage of 83 percent, earning 11 District titles, 2 Regional titles, 1 Regional runner-up and a 4th place finish in the State Tournament. He was named Kentucky Softball Coach of the Year in 1991 and inducted into the KHSAA Softball Hall of Fame in 1998. After retiring from RCHS in 2003, Morris went on to serve as Youth Service Coordinator with the Lake Cumberland Area Development District until his retirement in December 2017.