Guy Morriss, who’s almost 30-year coaching career has included stops at Kentucky and Mississippi State, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, per WKYT.
Morriss was the head coach for the Wildcats from 2001-02, taking over a program that was left in destruction from NCAA violations that took place under the Hal Mumme era. Morriss, widely considered one of the nicest coaches in the game, was on Mumme’s staff, serving as offensive line and assistant head coach during one of the most successful runs in program history.
In the report, it is stated that Morriss, due to the combination of therapy and prescription drugs, has improved from a stage where he could not tie his shoes.
Morriss played as an offensive guard and center at TCU before a professional career that saw him spend time with the Eagles and Patriots. The year after retiring with New England in 1987, Morriss joined the Patriots coaching staff as offensive line coach.