Chad Morris

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Chad Morris
Sport(s)Football
Current position
TitleOffensive Coordinator
TeamClemson University
Biographical details
Born(1968-12-04) December 4, 1968 (age 44)
Edgewood, Texas
Alma materTexas A&M University
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1994-1997
1998-1999
2000-2002
2004-2007
2008-2009
2010
2011-present
Eustace HS (TX)
Elysian Fields HS (TX)
Bay City HS (TX)
Stephenville HS (TX)
Lake Travis HS (TX)
Tulsa (OC)
Clemson (OC)
 
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Chad Morris
Sport(s)Football
Current position
TitleOffensive Coordinator
TeamClemson University
Biographical details
Born(1968-12-04) December 4, 1968 (age 44)
Edgewood, Texas
Alma materTexas A&M University
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1994-1997
1998-1999
2000-2002
2004-2007
2008-2009
2010
2011-present
Eustace HS (TX)
Elysian Fields HS (TX)
Bay City HS (TX)
Stephenville HS (TX)
Lake Travis HS (TX)
Tulsa (OC)
Clemson (OC)

Chad Morris (born December 4, 1968) is an American college football assistant coach at Clemson University, serving as the offensive coordinator under head coach Dabo Swinney. Morris previously served in the same position for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in 2010.

Coaching career[edit]

Prior to his collegiate coaching career, he was a high school head coach in Texas for 16 seasons compiling a 169-38 record. Most recently he was the head coach of the Lake Travis High School football team from 2008 to 2009. He coached the team, starring quarterback Garrett Gilbert, to back-to-back 16–0, state title seasons.[1] In December 2011, Morris became tied with Gus Malzahn as the highest paid assistant in college football after Clemson gave Morris a six-year contract worth $1.3 million annually.[2] Malzahn is no longer an assistant, as he was hired as the head coach at Arkansas State University[3] and is currently the head coach at Auburn University.[4]

In December 2012, Morris interviewed for the Texas Tech head coaching vacancy, which had been created by the departure of Tommy Tuberville for Cincinnati.[5][6] However, the job would be filled by Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Morris went to Edgewood High School in Edgewood, Texas where he was the quarterback of the Bulldogs. He attended Texas A&M University and earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a minor in statistics in 1992. He and his wife, Paula, have two children, a daughter, MacKenzie, and son, Chandler.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chad Morris. TigerNet.com. Retrieved August 27, 2012.
  2. ^ Sawchik, Travis. Morris' new contract marks increased football commitment. postandcourier.com. December 8, 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2012.
  3. ^ Goldberg, Charles. Gus Malzahn leaving Auburn to become head coach at Arkansas State. AlabamaLive.com. December 13, 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2012.
  4. ^ Hinnen, Jerry. "Gus Malzahn named Auburn's new head coach". Eye on College Football. cbssports.com. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ Patterson, Chip. "Texas Tech interviews Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris". Eye on College Football. cbssports.com. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Texas Tech closing in on new coach". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ Schad, Joe. "Texas Tech hires Kliff Kingsbury". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 

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