Katz, Morris 'Kitty' : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Katz, Morris 'Kitty'

A two-sport star at Georgia Tech, Katz also served as a referee with the SEC (Southeastern Conference) in the 1950s.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. May 28, 1912 - d. August 1, 1991

Career Highlights:
Born in New York City, Katz and his family moved to Atlanta when he was eight years old. At Boys High School, where he played baseball, basketball, and football, Katz acquired the nickname, 'Kitty.' After graduating, Katz received a football scholarship to Georgia Tech University. He played both football and basketball in the early 1930s until a knee injury ended his collegiate carerr.

After graduating, Katz remained active in the athletic world, played basketball and baseball with the Jewish Progressive Club. He also was a referee for the SEC (Southeastern Conference) and the Georgia High School Athletic Association. Katz was inducted into the Georgia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.

New York City

Career Dates:
Katz played football and basketball at Georgia Tech, 1930-1934.

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(thank you to Katz's grandson, Steven Katz, for supplying his name and information to the web site)