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Ex-Head Coach of Kentucky, Guy Morriss, 71, passed away

Guy Morriss was an American football coach and player. He served as the head football coach at the University of Kentucky for two seasons (2001–2002) and at Baylor University for five seasons (2003–2007).

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American football coach and player Guy Morriss passed away at 71

Former Kentucky football coach Guy Morriss died Monday after battling Alzheimer’s. He was 71 years old. Morriss, who coached Kentucky from 2001 to 2002, was diagnosed with the condition in 2016.

In a 2017 interview with WKYT, Morriss admitted the disease would likely be deadly for him but reported encouraging strides after a new treatment plan. Morriss is survived by his wife, Jackie, their daughters, Colleen, Kerry, Savannah, and Austin, and five grandchildren.

Guy Morriss Age, Family, Early Life

Guy Morriss was born on May 13, 1951 (71 years old) in Colorado City, Texas. He holds an American nationality and he belongs to the white ethnic group. His Zodiac sign is Taurus.

guy morriss family

Morriss’s father was a graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce, where Morriss later became a head football coach. more information regarding his family members is not known.

Guy Morriss Career, What was his profession?

Guy Morriss was a second-round selection in the 1973 NFL draft, he was a Pro Bowl center in the National Football League (NFL), where he played with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1973 to 1983, and the New England Patriots from 1984 to 1987. Morriss started his coaching debut in 1988 as the offensive line coach for the Patriots under Raymond Berry.

In 1992, following a brief tenure as the head coach of the Washington Marauders of the Professional Spring Football League, Morriss coached at Valdosta State University under Hal Mumme, the father of the modern air raid offense, and with Mike Leach. He eventually re-joined Mumme and Leach in 1997 at Kentucky, where he was the offensive line and assistant head coach. Morriss garnered national attention for his pass-blocking methods that helped make Kentucky’s attack one of the finest in the nation.

After a recruiting controversy prompted the departure of Mumme at Kentucky, Morriss was named the school’s temporary head coach in 2001. After a 2–9 season, Kentucky named Morriss the school’s permanent head coach, where he led the Wildcats to a 7–5 turnaround season in 2002. Guy Morriss was the losing coach in the famed “Bluegrass Miracle” game at Commonwealth Stadium in 2002.


Morriss’s Kentucky Wildcats kicked a field goal to take the lead over LSU with 11 seconds left, only to lose on an 80-yard Hail Mary pass as time expired. Seconds before the Hail Mary, Morriss was showered with Gatorade by quarterback Jared Lorenzen in (what turned out to be) a premature “victory bath.”

On November 12, 2012, after managing the A&M–Commerce football program for four seasons, Morriss stepped down as head football coach. He stayed on at A&M–Commerce as a special assistant to the athletic director. His duties included fundraising, teaching, and administration of athletic facilities and special initiatives.

Guy Morriss Wife, What about his Children?

Guy Morriss was married to Jackie Morriss.

guy morriss wife

They have four daughters and five grandchildren.

How much is Guy Morriss Net Worth?

Guy Morriss has not disclosed his financial details. Thus it is hard to estimate his net worth.

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Which school and college did he go to?

Guy Morriss attended Sam Houston High School in Arlington, Texas where he was a standout lineman and won a scholarship to Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas.

He graduated from TCU in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Morriss is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Guy Morriss’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorBlack and white
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Guy Morriss’s should be knows

Zodiac signGemini
Relationship StatusMarried