Former Miami QB Morris helping mold Sidney QB Gordon
SIDNEY -- In 1991 Wince Morris was a senior at Talawanda High School in Oxford. He quarterbacked the Braves to a win over powerhouse Princeton in the first round of the high school football playoffs.
From there he went on to play at Miami, quarterbacking the Redhawks, then graduated in 1997.
Morris later got a job at Nebraska as the assistant director of football operations. He joined the Huskers after working nine months in private business in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area. Morris worked in the commercial capital division at National City Bank in Cincinnati before joining the Huskers, after spending four years as a litigation paralegal at Manley, Burke in Cincinnati.
The former QB spent seven years at Nebraska, during his time was promoted to director of player personnel. After that he took the job as the director of football operations at Western Michigan.
Then after the birth of his first child coach Morris decided to get out of the collegiate ranks to spend time with his family.
His wife got a job as a lawyer in Sidney, about 17 miles from where she grew up in New Bremen. It was then Morris reached out to Sidney head coach Adam Doenges looking to join the staff.
The timing couldn't have been more perfect. Emerging star Andre Gordon was coming off a freshman season where he relied more on natural ability than refined skills. Gordon played in only one game his sophomore season with an injury prematurely ending his season. Now as a junior Gordon has improved by leaps and bounds under the tutelage of Morris.
Gordon has thrown for 1546 yards despite missing nearly two full games and has rushed for 682 yards. The junior has accounted for 31 total touchdowns this season.
Morris and Gordon both rave about their relationship and the work they've done together in Gordon's development. He's a two sport star garnering college scholarship offers in both football and basketball.