Chad Morris was inducted into the Texas Excessive College Soccer Corridor of Fame
Former head coach of SMU and Arkansas, Chad Morris – now head coach of Allen High School, Texas – was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame this weekend. Morris took to Twitter to thank him for his Hall of Fame selection following the Sunday morning induction.
“Thank you to all of my former players, coaches and administrators who believed in our vision,” wrote Morris in his tweet. “Words cannot express my sincere thanks to the high schools that gave me the opportunity to make a difference. For our new Allen HS family, it can’t wait to train with the future TXHSFB Hall of Famers! “
Morris returned to high school in late March when Allen hired him as the next head coach. The hiring came after Morris served three years as the head coach of the SMU and two years as the head coach of Arkansas. Between those two jobs, Morris went 18-40
Before starting coaching at the college level, Morris began coaching at several locations in Texas. Between 1994 and 2009, Morris trained at Eustace, Elysian Fields, Bay City, Stephenville, and Lake Travis high schools, setting a record of 169-38. That success then led him to become the deputy head coach / offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach at Tulsa in 2010. After just one season, Morris was hired as Clemson offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Morris was the senior recruiter for quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson was nominated twice for the Heisman Trophy. Clemson was 42-11 during his four-year tenure (2011-14) as the Tigers’ offensive coordinator. He joined Malzahn as the highest paid assistant coach in college football with a salary of $ 1.3 million.
Clemson set 127 offensive records (89 individuals / 38 teams) and had the three best seasons in school history and four of the five best seasons with Clemson during Morris’ four year career at the ACC. The Clemson Offensive in its second season under Morris with the ACC Player of the Year Tajh Boyd The quarterback has set school records for total yards per game (512.7) and points per game (41.0). In the ranking, he was ranked sixth in the nation and ninth in the nation in the total offense.
The 2013 squad backed those numbers with 508.5 yards and 40.2 points per game, both in the top 10 nationwide. Morris’ record offenses in 2012 and 2013 marked the first time in ACC history that an active member the conference averaged more than 40 points per game for two consecutive seasons.
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Clemson was also one of only two FBS schools with a passerby of 3,000 yards, a rusher of 1,000 yards, and a receiver of 1,000 yards per year from 2011 to 2013.
Brad Crawford of 247Sports contributed to this story