Chad Morris resigns as Allen High School football coach

By: Scottie Bordelon Scottie Bordelon's Twitter account
Published: Friday, May 13, 2022
Arkansas coach Chad Morris is shown during a game against Western Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas coach Chad Morris is shown during a game against Western Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Fayetteville.

Chad Morris has resigned as head coach at Texas football power Allen High School.

Morris, the former Arkansas and SMU coach, made the announcement Friday after one season with one of the most high-profile prep programs in the country. According to a news release, Morris has an opportunity to return to college football in some capacity.

The Eagles finished 11-3 in 2021. The three losses are Allen’s most in a season since 2005.

Last September, Allen lost its first-ever game at Eagle Stadium, which opened in 2012, to Humble Atascocita. The loss snapped the program’s 84-game regular-season win streak.

The Eagles advanced to the fourth round of the 6A Region I playoffs, where they fell 47-21 to Southlake Carroll.

According to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, rumors of Morris’ departure had existed for multiple weeks, and Allen wrapped up spring football practice Thursday.

Morris was hired to lead the Eagles on March 31, 2021, after one season as offensive coordinator at Auburn under Gus Malzahn.

Morris was fired at Arkansas on Nov. 10, 2019, one day after the Razorbacks’ 45-19 home loss to Western Kentucky, which was led by Charleston native and former Arkansas quarterback Ty Storey. He was 4-18 in two seasons as the Razorbacks’ head coach, including 0-14 in SEC games.

Arkansas will pay Morris a buyout through December 2023.

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