A native of Hertford, Morris made his mark in Guilford County from 1974-84. Morris was the Head Football Coach and Athletics Director at T.W. Andrews from 1974-76, winning a conference championship in 1975. Morris played football and baseball at Duke. During his coaching career, Morris compiled a record of 120-58-6 at Roxboro, Reidsville, and Andrews winning seven conference titles, and District Coach of the Year eight times and 1965 Coach of the East/West All-Star Game. Morris, a diabetic since the age of 12, had to give up coaching in 1976 when health complications forced him to have both legs amputated. Morris was named Athletic Director for the High Point City Schools from 1976 until his death at age 48 in 1984. Morris was recognized as an outstanding coach and an outstanding leader as an administrator receiving the National Federation Citation as one of six outstanding high school athletic administrators in the country in 1976.