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One-and-Done: Chad Morris steps down as Allen head coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

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Former college head coach Chad Morris has resigned as the Allen High School head coach. He spent one season in the role.

Now, the Eagles are looking for a new head coach in Mid-May.

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He guided the team to an 11-3 record. Their season came to an end in the regional finals against Southlake Carroll.

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“I am so thankful to Allen ISD for the chance to work with an amazing group of student-athletes and a dedicated coaching staff,” Morris said in a statement. “Allen is a top-notch school system that prioritizes students above all else. I want to thank Superintendent Dr. Robin Bullock, the Board of Trustees, Administration, and Athletic Director Kim Garner for their unwavering support over the past year.”

When he accepted the Allen job, it was the first time he was a high school head coach since 2009. He spent the 2008 and 2009 seasons as the Lake Travis High School head coach.

Morris has been linked to several college coaching jobs. That may be his next step even though many of the college jobs have already been set.

Before accepting the Allen head coaching job, Morris was the Auburn Tigers offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2020. When Gus Malzahn was fired, the entire staff was let go.

He served as the Arkansas Razorbacks and SMU Mustangs head coach before he arrived in Alabama. At both schools, he went a combined 18-40.

Morris had one winning record in five seasons as a college head coach. He went 7-5 with the Mustangs in 2017 before departing at the end of the regular season for the Arkansas job.

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He also worked for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the Clemson Tigers as offensive coordinators at the college level.

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Before coaching in college, Morris was a high school head coach from 1994 through 2009.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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