In an exclusive interview with WKYT in Kentucky, former Baylor coach Guy Morriss confirmed he is battling Alzheimer’s.
The article and interview goes on to say:
Now, the former coach, affectionately known as “Guy Mo,” admits he hasn’t been his old self, and there’s a reason.
“State of the art testing, looking at PET scan imaging of the brain, was able to detect plaques within the brain,” said Dr. Greg Jicha, MD, Ph.D. “That is a hallmark feature of Alzheimer’s disease.”
For the past nine months, Guy and his wife Jackie have been dealing with that sobering diagnosis. Dr. Jica says the condition is very likely brought on by more than 20 years as an offensive lineman, 15 in the NFL.
Guy Morriss played at TCU before spending the bulk of his NFL career with the Eagles and wrapped up his career with the Patriots.
His coaching career began in the late 80s and peaked as head coach with Kentucky in 2001-2002 and then four years at Baylor from 2003 to 2007. But Morriss only went 18-40 with the Bears and a measly 7-33 in Big 12 play.
Morriss was never again a head coach at the Division 1 level. He did lead Texas A&M-Commerce from 2009 to 2012 and most recently was spending time as Lexington Christian Academy’s offensive line coach.
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