Morris joins UNT's staff

North Texas coach Seth Littrell has added Mackenzie Morris to his staff as his recruiting operations coordinator. 

North Texas coach Seth Littrell has added Mackenzie Morris to his staff as his recruiting operations coordinator.

Morris, the daughter of former SMU and Arkansas coach Chad Morris, spent last season as an on-campus recruiting assistant at Arkansas.

Morris announced that she had joined UNT’s staff on Twitter:

UNT officially announced the addition of Morris and Steven Haunga later in the afternoon. Haunga joined the Mean Green’s staff as an offensive quality control coach.

Morris replaces Shelby McIntyre, who left UNT’s staff to become the director of football recruiting at UNLV.

McIntyre played a key role in UNT’s dramatic improvement in recruiting over the last few years while working under Luke Walerius.

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Mackenzie Morris

Walerius is UNT’s director of recruiting and added the title of chief of staff ahead of the 2019 season.

McIntyre coordinated UNT’s recruiting visits and events as well as served as a key conduit to the families of the players the Mean Green recruited throughout her time at the school. UNT signed the No. 1 recruiting class in Conference USA for the 2020 recruiting cycle, according to 247Sports.

Morris will take over the role McIntyre filled in in UNT’s program while carrying on her family’s football tradition.

Chad Morris was a longtime Texas high school coach before moving into the college ranks. Mackenzie Morris’ brother, Chandler, is a highly regarded quarterback who finished his high school career at Highland Park before signing with Oklahoma as part of the Sooners’ 2020 recruiting class.

Haunga most recently spent time as an offensive graduate assistant at Auburn, where he worked with the Tigers’ offensive line. Prior to his time at Auburn, Haunga spent three seasons working with new UNT co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Mike Bloesch at Tulsa.

BRETT VITO can be reached at 940-566-6870 and via Twitter at @brettvito.

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