The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Local News

November 12, 2012

Guy Morriss stepping down as A&M-Commerce head football coach

COMMERCE — Texas A&M University-Commerce announced today that Guy Morriss is resigning as head football coach. Here is the complete statement released by the university:

After leading the Texas A&M University-Commerce football program for four seasons, Guy Morriss announced today his resignation as head football coach for the Lions.

While Morriss will no longer serve as head football coach, he will still be involved with the university.  He will serve as Special Assistant to the Athletic Director.  His duties will include fundraising, teaching, and oversight of athletic facilities and special projects.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of the A&M Commerce family for the past four years,” Morriss said. “I am deeply grateful to President Dan Jones for giving me the opportunity to be a Lion and lead this football team. “ I would like to especially thank the players and coaches who have given so much to this program.”

Morriss became the 18th football coach in A&M-Commerce history on January 7, 2009.  The former head coach at Baylor University from 2003-2007 and at the University of Kentucky from 2001-2001 brought an impressive background that included a 15-year playing career in the NFL.

A native of Colorado City Texas, Morriss earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from TCU in 1973 and received a master's in education from A&M-Commerce in 2011. “With transitions occurring within the athletic program, I believe this is the best time for me to pursue other interests,” Morriss said. “I am convinced that it is time for A&M Commerce to bring in new leadership to lead the football program.”

“Coach Morriss has made a positive contribution to A&M Commerce.  We thank him for his dedicated service and look forward to working with him in his new role, “said Dr. Jones.

Texas A&M University-Commerce will immediately begin the search for a new head football coach to lead the Lions.

1
Text Only
Local News
Featured Ads
Photos


See more photos and purchase prints here.

Poll

Who should the Houston Texans take with the first pick of the 2014 National Football League draft?

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles
Auburn OT Greg Robinson
Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack
Clemson WR Sammy Watkins
Texas A&M WR Mike Evans
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Must Read
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Reader's Choice