William G. Morgan Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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William G. Morgan (William George Morgan)

Last Updated: 05 Jan, 2024 | Views: 672

Age: 72

Profession: Inventor

Other Profession(s): Teacher

Famous For: Inventor of Volleyball "Mintonette"

Higher Education: Graduated

William G. Morgan Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
23 Jan, 1870 (72 Years 11 Months 4 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
New York
Birth District
Birth Sign
Died on
27 Dec, 1942

William G. Morgan Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

William G. Morgan, a well-known inventor of volleyball, was born in New York. James Naismith sought him to play football at the YMCA Training School (now Springfield College). He finally rose to the position of director of physical education at the Holyoke YMCA after graduating. The first "Mintonette" game was a little different from the volleyball we know today; it was played in December of 1895. In addition, each side may strike the ball as often as they want before it crosses the net. There was no cap on the number of players on the court.

William G. Morgan Career:

Morgan was asked to show off his skills at the brand-new collegiate stadium.

Morgan agreed and provided the conference delegates with a copy of his handwritten rules as a guide for the use and development of the game.

In 1928 Morgan witnessed the establishment of the United States Volleyball Association. 

In 1900, Morgan left the YMCA to pursue various commercial endeavors.

The Morgan Trophy Award was established in 1995. The Award is given each year to the best collegiate volleyball players in the US, both male and female.

William G. Morgan's Achievements and Awards: 

In 1985, the volleyball hall of fame in Holyoke, Massachusetts, inducted William G. Morgan as its first member.

In 1938 Morgan was honored at the Springfield College Alumni Dinner as the inventor of Volleyball.

William G. Morgan Unknown facts:

Morgan realized that basketball was much too strenuous for the older gentlemen, so he set out to invent a game for them to play

William G. Morgan Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 170 cm
In Meters 1.70 m
In feet & Inches 5'7"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 Kg
In Pounds 154 lbs
Eye Color
Hair Color

William G. Morgan Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
George Henry Morgan
Mother's Name
Nancy Chatfield
Mary King Caldwell
George Morgan
Lillian Morgan Hewitt
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