|Position:||Defensive Graduate Assistant|
Ethan Morriss begins his first season in 2019 as a graduate assistant coach at Arkansas State, working on the defensive side of the ball.
Morriss comes to A-State after spending the last two seasons at Harding University as a graduate assistant coach working with the defensive backs. During his two seasons with the program, the Bisons posted a combined 20-7 record and advanced to the NCAA II playoffs.
The 2018 season saw Harding post a 9-3 record and finish No. 20 in the final AFCA poll, while the Bisons ranked No. 6 in the nation the year prior after posting an 11-4 mark and advancing to the Division II playoffs semifinals.
He helped coach four All-Great American Conference (GAC) defensive backs, including 2018 All-Super Region 3 selections Frank Herbert at cornerback, Dra Smith at safety and V’Onte Williams at corner.
He went to Harding after completing his collegiate playing career at West Texas A&M as a defensive back. He redshirted the 2011 season and was a four-year letterman from 2012-15, earning All-Lone Star Conference honors as both a junior and senior. He completed his career with 137 tackles, five interceptions and eight pass break-ups.
The Sonora, Texas, native was two-time All-West Texas MVP at Sonora High School, where he played quarterback and helped lead the Broncos to the District 13-2A championship as a senior.