Former UK Coach May Be Interested In High School Coaching Job

A former UK football coach may soon be coaching again in the bluegrass, but in a whole new arena.

There are reports today that former wildcat coach Guy Morriss may take a high school job at one of the area's premiere programs.

Larry Vaught was quoted in Wednesday's Danville Advocate Messenger saying Morris will talk to Boyle County officials on Thursday about their head coaching vacancy.

Morriss succeeded Hal Mumme at UK and then left for Baylor after he just two seasons. Then, after five seasons in Waco and just 18 wins in 58 games, Morriss was fired back in November.

He's currently at the annual coaches convention where Vaught says he's talked with college and pro teams about openings they have and is set to talk with more college teams.

Morriss and his wife, Jackie, bought a farm in Boyle County that they still own.

Boyle county officials told the Advocate Messenger that if all went well, they hoped to have a news conference on Friday, but another source says that Morriss was scheduled to be at a stock show in Texas on Thursday, looking at horses.


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  • by Tim Location: Nicholasville on Jan 12, 2008 at 08:03 AM
    The $725,000 that UK offered him to stay I bet looks pretty good now. I'm sure HS. is just a little below this in pay. You would have never had to move if you took the money from UK.
  • by Jeremy Location: LEX on Jan 11, 2008 at 05:31 AM
    Is this a big joke? Who goes from coaching Division I college football to High School? Wow, his ego to a huge hit.
  • by billygoode Location: georgia on Jan 10, 2008 at 08:32 AM
    95,000 a year is the word!
  • by anonymous Location: nicholasville on Jan 10, 2008 at 06:54 AM
    I wish he would look at the vacancy at West Jessamine.
  • by who cares on Jan 9, 2008 at 08:50 PM
    It should work out well for him, especially if they legalize gambling!! LOL
  • by Anonymous Location: Nicholasville on Jan 9, 2008 at 01:55 PM
    Gosh I wish he would take over at West Jessamine High.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 9, 2008 at 12:42 PM
    Who cares, glad he left so Rich could take over. Didn't win anything big with Kentucky or Baylor, H.S. is a good fit
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jan 9, 2008 at 10:08 AM
    Those HS Coaches must be making a killing now.

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