Eric Morris was announced as the third head coach of the University of the Incarnate Word football program by Director of Athletics Dr. Brian Wickstrom on Dec. 30, and was introduced to the university community on Jan. 9 in the Student Engagement Center.
Morris joined UIW from Texas Tech, where he spent the previous five seasons as offensive coordinator for the prolific Red Raiders offense. Morris produced one of the most high-scoring offenses in the country, guiding Tech to annual top 20 rankings in total offense and top 10 rankings in passing offense.
The program’s success offensively in 2015 pushed Tech to an appearance in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl. The Red Raiders closed the 2015 campaign ranked No. 2 nationally in total offense, scoring offense and passing offense. Tech was consistent throughout the 2015 season, totaling at least 25 points in all 13 games. The Red Raiders were one of just two teams nationally and the only team in a Power 5 conference to score 25 or more points in every game that season.
Morris, a native of Shallowater, spent the 2012 season as the inside receivers coach for former Tech Head Coach Mike Leach at Washington State. In his only season with the Cougars, the Washington State receiving corps hauled in 3,965 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Prior to heading to Pullman, Morris spent two years on Kevin Sumlin’s staff at the University of Houston, first as an offensive graduate assistant in 2010 and then as the offensive quality control assistant in 2011. Morris coached the Cougars alongside current Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury, who served as Houston’s quarterbacks coach in 2010 before being promoted to co-offensive coordinator a year later.
Before joining the coaching ranks, Morris played in the Canadian Football League for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2009.
Morris received his bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies from Texas Tech in 2008. He and his wife, Maggie, have a son, Jack.