LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Former UK coach Guy Morriss is back on the sidelines and back in Kentucky.
Morriss, who also was the head coach at Baylor and Texas A&M-Commerce, now is the offensive line coach at Warren Central.
“I sat out a year of coaching last year and got a little experience as an administrator. I just got the itch again. I wanted to do it in Kentucky, be back in the Bluegrass,” he told WKYT sister station WBKO.
Morriss said he saw the job posted on an online site for coaches. Morriss said he applied for the job after learning that Howard Feggins was the head coach.
Feggins played for the New England Patriots while Morriss was an assistant coach for the NFL team.
“I knew the area. I knew the program. I knew Howard. So I think it’s a good fit.”
After being an assistant coach at UK, Morriss became the interim coach in 2001 after Hal Mumme and his staff was fired. Morriss led the Cats to a 2-9 record that season and was promoted to permanent head coach, leading UK to a 7-5 turnaround the following year.
Morriss left UK for Baylor, where he spent five seasons. After being fired in 2007, Morriss returned to Kentucky, serving as an offensive line coach at Kentucky State in 2008.
“I’m having fun. That’s what I came here for. I’m retired, so I can do anything I want to now,” Morriss said.
“I hope I can help the staff grow and mature. I’ve seen a lot of things in my lifetime. Help out the coaches here, focus on the kids. Help grow them into men. That’s what we do. That’s what I love to do,” he said. “I found my home again.”