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District Remembers Legendary Educator & Coach Larry Morrissey

Posted August 28, 2019

Our condolences are with loved ones and friends of longtime Westside educator and coach Larry Morrissey, who died Saturday. He taught in the District for 37 years, was the Westside Warriors Football Coach from 1985-2002, and inducted into the Westside Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.

Photo courtesy Rudy Smith/Omaha World Herald

The family will receive friends tomorrow evening (Thursday) from 6m-9pm at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church at 11802 Pacific, with a vigil service at 7:30pm. A funeral mass will take place Friday morning at 10:00am at the same place. Both services will be webcast on the church’s website; CLICK HERE to view the services live or to access archive footage after.

CLICK HERE for a story on Coach Morrissey by Stu Pospisil of the Omaha World Herald.

For those interested in contributing memorials, the Morrissey family asks you consider the Lawrence L. ‘Coach’ Morrissey Scholarship Fund, care of Westside High School

The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence L. “Coach” Morrissey Scholarship Fund, c/o Westside High School. To donate or for more information,call402-390-2183 or email

Thank you for keeping those who knew and loved Coach Morrissey in your thoughts.

ELEMENTARY | Start 8:40 - Dismiss 3:30 ( Wednesdays | Dismiss 3:00 )
MIDDLE SCHOOL | Start 8:00 - Dismiss 3:15 ( Wednesdays | Dismiss 2:44 )
HIGHSCHOOL | Start 8:00 - Dismiss 3:10 ( Wednesdays | Dismiss 2:50 )