Former University of Kentucky head football coach Guy Morriss has joined Lexington Christian Academy as an assistant coach, the school announced Monday.
Morriss will join the staff immediately and serve as a special assistant coach with a focus on linemen and special teams.
"We are thrilled to add Coach Morriss to the LCA football staff," Athletic Director Terry Johnson said in a news release. "We have a terrific young staff and we are constantly looking for ways to improve our programs. Certainly adding somebody with Coach Morriss' experience and integrity will be terrific for our football student-athletes."
Morriss, 64, coached Kentucky in 2001 and 2002, putting UK football back on solid ground in the wake of the recruiting scandal that took down the program of his predecessor, Hal Mumme. Morriss' teams went 2-9 in 2001 and 7-5 in 2002.
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Morriss then surprised UK fans by leaving the Wildcats to become head coach at Baylor, where he went 18-40 in five seasons.
Morriss briefly returned to the Bluegrass as an assistant at Kentucky State before serving as head coach for four seasons at Texas A&M Commerce. He stepped down from that job in 2012 and worked in athletic administration at the school.
Morriss returned to the high school ranks last season as an offensive line coach at Warren Central. The Dragons went 6-5 in 2014, falling to Christian County in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.
"I am very excited to join the staff at LCA and be back in central Kentucky," Morriss said. "It is a terrific school with a great young coach and outstanding facilities. I can't wait to start working with the young men."
Morriss graduated from Texas Christian University and played 15 years as an offensive lineman in the NFL for Philadelphia and New England before launching his coaching career. Morriss played in the Super Bowl for the Patriots in the 1985 season.
Lexington Christian finished 6-6 and reached the second round of the Class 2A state playoffs in its first season under head coach Ethan Atchley last year.
"I couldn't be more excited to have someone of Coach Morriss' stature and experience join our program," Atchley said. "He will be another great teacher and role model for our young men."