Morris, Floyd - 1995
After graduating high school, Morris accepted a football scholarship from Arkansas AM & N, though the school was not his first choice. Morris lettered four years in football while in college and was named co-captain of the squad his senior year. After graduation in 1956, Morris joined the service and was stationed at Fort Stewart in Hinesville.
Morris had planned to return to Arkansas after his tour of duty, but instead met Agatha Curley on a day trip to Savannah. The couple married and settled down in Savannah, taking a teaching position at Johnson High in 1959. Morris was the school’s chief assistant football coach, varsity track coach, and junior varsity basketball coach for nine seasons before becoming head football coach and athletic director at Richard Arnold from 1968-72.
Morris left coaching to become Arnold’s principal for one year before taking the position as Assistant Superintendent of Support Services for the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education, a job he held for twelve years.