WESTFIELD - Rich Morrison knew that there would come a year when he no longer felt that coaching the Westfield Lady Wolverines varsity basketball team was something he was going to continue to do.
For the past 20 years, his players lucked out and he decided to come back for one more season. The 2013-14 Lady Wolverines won't be so lucky as Morrison has decided to retire from his position as Westfield's coach.
"It was a wonderful ride," Morrison said. "I enjoyed every year of it. I will most of all miss, as far as the coaching aspect of it, I'll miss all the other fine coaches in the county that I got to coach against."
Morrison, along with his wife Lynn, felt the timing was right to step aside and let somebody new take over.
"I may have thought once I got going that I would have coached 'til I retired," Morrison said. "But it seems like the right timing for us. We can go to North Carolina, we can go to Missouri, we can have Christmas without it being just basketball. And I like going to see other high school sports that I don't coach. So I'm sure you'll still see me in the gym a lot."