February 14, 1899|
|Died||November 4, 1987
|Position(s)||Guard (football), Guard (basketball)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 SoCon (as player) (1922)
1 Smoky Mountain Athletic Conference (1935)
1 SIAA (1920)
|Cumberland Sports Hall of Fame|
"Gus" played both sports for Vanderbilt University, including football under Dan McGugin. He was also on the track team. Morrow played basketball at Vanderbilt under later Alabama Crimson Tide football coach Wallace Wade.
Morrow was a starter for the scoreless tie with Michigan at the inauguration at Dudley Field in 1922. "Thousands of cheering Vanderbilt fans inspired the surge of center Alf Sharp, guard Gus Morrow, tackle Tex Bradford, and end Lynn Bomar, who stopped Michigan cold in four attempts." As a player Morrow weighed 175 pounds.
The 1922-23 team went 16–8, beating the LSU Tigers but losing to the Virginia Tech Hokies in the SIAA tournament. An account of the LSU game reads: "Either Vanderbilt was in rare form or L.S.U. has a good fighting team with no shooting ability. Fans were treated to the most one-sided contest of opening day when these two clubs met, the Commodores scoring 13 points before the Louisianans had counted once, winning 36 to 10." Morrow scored 4 points.
He was then an assistant for McGugin from 1927 to 1932. Morrow served as the head basketball coach at Vanderbilt from 1929 until 1931. He again coached the Vanderbilt basketball team from 1944 to 1946.
Head coaching record
|Vanderbilt Commodores (Southern Conference) (1929–1931)|
|Vanderbilt Commodores (Southeastern Conference) (1944–1946)|
- "Powerful Wolverine Eleven Held To Scoreless Tie By Commodores." Augusta Chronicle 1922 Oct. 15
- Tom Perrin (1987). Football: a college history. p. 113. ISBN 9780899502946.
- "Vanderbilt Basketball 2011-12" (PDF).
- Danforth, Ed (February 28, 1923). "Vandy Shows Class in Beating L.S.U.". Atlanta Georgian.
- "History of the Early S.I.A.A. Atlanta Basketball Tournament - 1923". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
- Winstead Paine Bone. A History of Cumberland University, 1842-1935.
- "History - Cumberland University Athletics".
- "Cumberland Sports Hall of Fame".
- "Gus Morrow Coaching Record". Archived from the original on 2014-08-20.