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A. B. Morris
File:A B Morris.jpg
Morris pictured in Prickly Pear 1925, Abilene Christian yearbook
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1900-04-13)April 13, 1900
DeSoto, Texas
DiedMay 4, 1983(1983-05-04) (aged 83)
Abilene, Texas
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback (football)
Second baseman, shortstop (baseball)
Head coaching record
Overall67–78–18 (college football)
304–242 (college basketball)
4–3 (high school football)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
2 Texas Conference (1939–1940)

Asbury Bratten "Bugs" Morris (April 13, 1900 – May 4, 1983)[1] was an American football and baseball player, coach of football and basketball, and college athletics administrator. He was the fifth head football coach at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, serving for 18 seasons, from 1924 until 1941, and compiling record of 67–78–18. Morris was also the head basketball coach at Abilene Christian from 1924 to 1943 and again from 1945 to 1955, tallying a mark of 304–242. Morris also coached Greenville High School in 1923 to a 4–3 mark.

Head coaching recordEdit

College footballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Abilene Christian Wildcats (Independent) (1924)
1924 Abilene Christian 3–4–2
Abilene Christian Wildcats (Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1925–1932)
1925 Abilene Christian 2–5–2 2–1–1 6th
1926 Abilene Christian 4–4 2–2 5th
1927 Abilene Christian 6–1–1 4–1–1
1928 Abilene Christian 5–4 4–4
1929 Abilene Christian 6–1–1 2–1–1 T–4th
1930 Abilene Christian 2–7–1 2–2–1
1931 Abilene Christian 4–5 4–2
1932 Abilene Christian 2–6–1 1–5–1
Abilene Christian Wildcats (Texas Conference) (1933–1941)
1933 Abilene Christian 5–3–2 2–1–2 T–3rd
1934 Abilene Christian 1–7–2 1–5–2
1935 Abilene Christian 1–6–3 1–5–1
1936 Abilene Christian 1–7–1 1–5–1
1937 Abilene Christian 0–9 0–7
1938 Abilene Christian 6–2–1 5–1–1
1939 Abilene Christian 6–2–1 6–1 T–1st
1940 Abilene Christian 7–2 5–1 T–1st
1941 Abilene Christian 6–3 5–1
Abilene Christian: 67–78–18 47–15–12
Total: 67–78–18
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

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