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Former coach Larry Morris to be inducted into Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Larry Morris has been selected as one of 12 that will be inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame in March of 2014.
Morris, a Scottsboro High School and Jacksonville State graduate, coached football at SHS from 1974-1991 as an assistant, then became the head football coach from 1991-2004 – the longest tenure in school history – where he compiled a 90-66 overall record. He also served as head track coach for eight years and was assistant wrestling coach for 10.
He served as athletic director at Scottsboro from 2005 until his retirement in 2012 and was named AHSAA Athletic Director of the Year in 2012. He also served on the AHSAA District 8 Board from 1999-2012 and on the Central Board from 2007-12. Scottsboro teams captured 17 state titles under his watch.
Scottsboro named its new football field house in his honor in 2013. He coached in the Alabama-Mississippi football game in 2001 and in the AHSAA North-South game in 1998.
The 2014 class, which will be inducted at a March 17 banquet at the Renaissance Hotel at the Convention Center in Montgomery, includes coaches, administrators, a contributor and an “old timer”.
Selected were football coaches Mike Battles and Morris, administrators Richard “Dickie” Brown and James “Jim” Garner, girls basketball coaches Donnie Roberts and Mike Smith, boys basketball coaches Major Lane, Alvin Moore and Tony Stallworth, volleyball coach Nancy Shoquist, and contributor Dr. James “Jimmy” Robinson. Selected in the “Old Timer” category was Clifford Weatherly.
The 18-member Hall of Fame Committee made the selections from the 46 nominations on the Hall of Fame ballot. The Hall of Fame is located at the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) office in Montgomery.


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