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"They called to see if I was going to be there; I felt really bad that I wasn't going to be there, but there was a 6-year-old with a birthday party on that day and grandpa was coming, and he was counting on it," Morrill explained. "I couldn't just drop that and grab a flight."
So what did the winningest coach in Aggie basketball history do? He called and told them he was fine with the award being given to someone else who was going to be there.
"They laughed at that, and said, ‘No, we are not doing that,'" Morrill said. "Once in a while something happens that you got to feel good about. It was very nice. Somebody on that committee must have liked me."