Pop Morgenweck

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Pop Morgenweck
Personal information
Born(1875-07-15)July 15, 1875
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
DiedDecember 8, 1941(1941-12-08) (aged 66)
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Listed weight165 lb (75 kg)
Career history
As player:
1901–1902Philadelphia Phillies
1903–1904Haverhill
1903–1904Westfield Whirlwinds
1910–1914Kingston Colonials
1911–1912Pittsburgh South Siders
1914–1915Cohoes Cohosiers
1915–1916Kingston / Elizabeth / North Hudson Colonials
As coach:
1902–1903Philadelphia Phillies
1902–1903Wilmington Peaches
1903–1904Westfield Whirlwinds
1903–1904Camden Electrics
1910–1914Kingston Colonials
1911–1912Pittsburgh South Siders
1913–1914Newark Palatials
1914–1915Cohoes Cohosiers
1915–1916Kingston / Elizabeth / North Hudson Colonials
1916–1917Paterson Crescents
1919–1920Passaic City Athletic Association
1921–1922Kingston Colonials
1922–1927Paterson Legionnaires
1923–1924Amsterdam Flashes
1923–1925Kingston Colonials
1924–1925Passaic Panthers
1925–1926Passaic Mets
1925–1926Perth Amboy Mets
1927–1928Kingston Colonials
1927–1928Fort Wayne Hoosiers
1928–1929Paterson Whirlwinds
1929–1930Rochester Centrals
1930–1931Chicago Bruins
1931–1933Bridgeton Gems
1932–1933Paterson Continentals
1933–1934Camden Athletics
1935–1938Kingston Colonials
Career highlights and awards
As player:
  • Hudson River League champion (1912)

As coach:

  • NL champion (1904)
  • 2× Hudson River League champion (1912, 1925)
  • Inter-State League champion (1917)
  • New York State champion (1923)
  • 2× Metropolitan League champion (1923, 1928)
Basketball Hall of Fame

Frank W. "Pop" Morgenweck (July 15, 1875 – December 8, 1941) was an American basketball player, coach, and team owner. He began his career in the National League in 1901, and won that league's championship with the Camden Electrics in 1904. After retiring in 1916, he became a coach and an owner of professional teams, operating teams in ten different leagues and in more than 18 cities. As a coach, he won the Metropolitan League title with Paterson Legionnaires in 1923 and Kingston Colonials in 1928. He retired as a coach in 1938 with over 500 career victories. He was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor in 1962.

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