SMU rolls-out welcome mat for high school coaches

by Jeff Fisher

Chad Morris head coachFormer Texas high school football coach and current SMU head football coach Chad Morris has an open-door policy for high school football coaches, according to a story on The Dallas Morning News

The newspaper is reporting that SMU has hosted more than 1,000 high school football coaches this spring, most of them from the state of Texas.  Morris led Lake Travis to two Texas state football titles and a 169-38 record in 16 years as a Lone Star State head football coach.

Morris has emphasized that building strong relationships with local coaches is one of his top priorities.

Morris, who took over at SMU in December, has hired several former Texas high school coaches, including DeSoto’s Claude Mathis and L.D. Bell’s Mark Smith.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.