North Texas names new Head Coach

 | December 13, 2022

Former Washington State OC Eric Morris will coach UNT this season.


Eric Morris has been named the University of North Texas Mean Green new head coach after an announcement from the school this weekend.

Morris replaces Seth Littrell, who was fired on December 4 after going 44-44 over seven years at the school.

Athletic Director Jared Mosley said: “We are truly excited to welcome Coach Eric Morris and his family to North Texas.

“From early in our process Eric was able to clearly articulate his vision for UNT and what we can do in the short term to build momentum as we transition to the American Athletic Conference.

“Among a deep and talented pool of candidates, Eric distinguished himself with his great energy and strong track record as a championship head coach and a proven developer of talent.

“ As a Texas native, he has deep relationships across the state, and he understands the importance of connecting with campus and the local community.”

North Texas is headed to its debut season in the American Athletic Conference next year.

Morris commented: “I am incredibly honored to be the head football coach at North Texas. I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity given to me by Jared Mosley and President Smatresk to lead UNT Football into a new era in The American.

“As a native Texan, I understand the pride and standard of Mean Green football and I am humbled to be able to lead this storied program. My wife, Maggie, and our boys are so excited to return home. We can't wait to meet the team and get to work.”


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Ricky Gray

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