Chad Morris named head coach of Texas high school program
Chad Morris has returned to high school football.
The former Arkansas head coach and Auburn offensive coordinator was just named head coach of the Allen Eagles in Texas. Before he quickly flamed out as an SEC coach, Morris was a very successful high school coach in Texas.
Morris racked up a 169–38 overall record in his 16 seasons across the state before being hired by Gus Malzahn to serve as offensive coordinator at Tulsa.
“I am honored to join Allen ISD and the Allen Eagles football program,” Coach Morris said in a statement issued by the school. “Allen High School is known throughout the state and nation for having a storied tradition of excellence in everything it does, and the football team is certainly included in that discussion. My roots run deep in Texas high school football, and I’m excited for the opportunity to get back to coaching young student-athletes and making an impression on their lives. As a coach, I’ll expect our students to work hard, but I want them to know that I care about their overall development as leaders both on and off the field. It’s my goal to establish a culture that can impact our student-athletes in a positive way, and I believe that will allow us to compete for championships on a consistent basis.”
Allen is coming off a 10-1 season and won its district in 2020. The program is a powerhouse in the state and the team’s stadium appears to be in better shape than many college stadiums.
Latest reminder that Texas football is very unique.
This is Eagle Stadium in Allen, where Chad Morris was just hired to be the new head coach. pic.twitter.com/uzhzBK9GPM
— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) March 31, 2021