Edgewood native Chad Morris and SMU coaching staff put on camp in East Texas

Published: Jun. 7, 2016 at 3:01 AM CDT
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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - In 16 years as a Texas High school football coach, Chad Morris won nearly 170 games. That's including two state championships with Lake Travis and one with Bay City.

An Edgewood native, Morris received his first coaching job at Eustace high school in 1992 and eventually worked his way to becoming the offensive coordinator at Clemson from 2011 to 2014.

Its easy to see this East Texan is a winner and now in his second season as the SMU head coach, Morris is looking turn the Mustangs into a contender.

Chad Morris' track record shows he is the man for the job when it comes to turning SMU football around. Year one at the helm resulted in a 2-10 campaign, but the East Texas native and former Texas high school football coach is anxious to ignite the Pony Up Express.

"When we left Clemson, we knew this was a rebuild. I have been around this program growing up and what it was like when it was successful. We are going to do it one hand shake at a time. Whatever it takes we are going to get it built and build it the right way and its all about changing a culture."

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