Guy Morriss resigns at Texas A&M-Commerce
|Written by Chris Vannini|
Posted by: Chris Vannini on November 12, 2012
Texas A&M University-Commerce head coach Guy Morriss has resigned, according to a release on the school's Facebook page.
Morriss was hired as head coach in January 2009 and posted a 5-5 overall record in his first season, including 5-0 in the Lone Star Conference. But the Lions went 3-8 in 2010 and just finished up a 1-9 campaign in 2012.
According to the release, Morriss will remain at the school as special assistant to the athletic director. His duties will consist of fundraising, teaching and oversight of athletic 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 in the release. "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 came to Texas A&M-Commerce after five years as the head coach at Baylor. He spent six years at Kentucky prior to that, including the 2001 and 2002 seasons as head coach.
The release says the school will immediately begin the search for a new coach. Don't be surprised if Tarleton State coach Cary Fowler enters the mix.
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