After just two seasons as the head football coach at Allen High School and one season as the offensive coordinator there, Chad Morris has resigned to take the same position at another school. This comes after he recently signed a new four-year contract with Allen ISD and the school district. Indeed, on February 5, 2019, Chad Morris resigned as head football coach at Allen High School. A day later, he was announced as the new head coach of Southern Methodist University’s football team. This article explores Chad Morris’s history as an assistant football coach for two different colleges and his brief tenure as head football coach at both Allen High School and Parkway High School in Bossier City, Louisiana. It also examines why he decided to resign from his position at Allen High School and why SMU hired him to be their new head coach.
Chad Morris’s Coaching History
Chad Morris has been a coach for more than two decades. He began his coaching career in 1994 as the offensive coordinator at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. He then went on to coach the wide receivers at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, from 1999 to 2002. In 2003, Morris joined the staff of Southern Methodist University (SMU) as their offensive coordinator. He held this position until 2006. During his time at SMU, he coached the No. 1-ranked offense in the country. Morris then took a one-year break from football to serve as the quarterback’s coach at the University of Houston. He then returned to SMU to serve as their offensive coordinator from 2008 to 2012.
In 2013, Chad Morris accepted a position as the head football coach at Parkway High School in Bossier City, Louisiana. After two seasons, he was offered the position of a head football coach at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. He accepted the job and served in this capacity for one season before resigning to coach SMU’s football team.
Allen High School (2017-2019)
Chad Morris served as the head football coach and offensive coordinator at Allen High School from 2017 to 2019. He led the team to consecutive undefeated regular seasons and had a combined record of 22-3. This included a 12-0 record in the 2018-2019 season. During his time at Allen High School, Morris was responsible for recruiting the players who would make up the team. He also had to select the team’s strategy, game plan, and plays. He had to make sure that the equipment (such as the football helmets and pads) was clean, in good condition, and ready for use at practice and during games. Morris also had to work with team doctors to make sure that all players were healthy enough to participate in games and practices. He also had to meet with the coaches from other high schools to set the date and location for each game.
Parkway High School (2013-2016)
Chad Morris served as the head football coach at Parkway High School in Bossier City, Louisiana, from 2013 to 2016. During that time, he led the team to a record of 18-19. This included a 12-2 record in the 2015 season. Prior to the start of each season, the head coach of each football team must select a strategy or game plan for the upcoming games. He must also choose the plays that his team will use during games. The head coach must also make sure that his team’s equipment (such as the football helmets and pads) is clean and ready for use during games and practices.
SMU Football Team (2016-2018)
Chad Morris served as the offensive coordinator for SMU’s football team from 2016 to 2018. He was responsible for coaching the team’s offensive players. Morris had to make sure that the players knew their role and position on the team. He also had to teach them the offensive strategy and game plan that the head coach had selected for the upcoming season. During a game, the offensive coordinator is usually the one who communicates with the team’s quarterback. He tells the quarterback what plays to run and alerts him if the opposing team is trying to change the play.
Reasons for Resigning from Allen HS
Chad Morris recently resigned as the head football coach at Allen High School. This comes after he recently signed a new four-year contract with Allen ISD and the school district. So why did Morris resign from his position? There could be a couple of reasons.
One reason could be that the head coach of any football team has a lot on his plate. From finding players and recruiting them to coaching them once they are on the team, the head coach does not have much free time. Morris recently signed a new contract with Allen High School and the school district. Perhaps he felt that he cannot give the job the attention and effort that it deserves with all the other issues he has to deal with.
Another reason could be that Morris simply wants to advance in his coaching career. He has been coaching for almost two decades and may have found his dream job at SMU. If this is the case, he may have not wanted to turn down the job offer from SMU. This would have meant that he would have had to break his contract with Allen High School.
Why SMU Hired Chad Morris?
SMU’s football team has had a losing record every year since 2012. They are looking to turn this around in the 2019 season. To do this, they hired Chad Morris as their new head football coach. Morris has a proven track record of success as a head coach. He led the team at Parkway High School in Bossier City, Louisiana, to a record of 18-19. He also led the team at Allen High School to consecutive undefeated regular seasons and a combined record of 22-3. These accomplishments indicate that Morris knows what it takes to lead a football team to victory.
Chad Morris is a seasoned coach who has led his teams to numerous victories. He has also coached many successful players who have gone on to play for professional teams. Perhaps one of the reasons why Morris has been successful at every coaching position he has held is that he has remained constant throughout his career. He has remained true to himself and his coaching philosophy.