Maurice Harris is working under head coach Hugh Freeze for the third time in his coaching career after joining the Flames' coaching staff as co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2019.
Harris first worked for Freeze when Harris was coaching at his alma mater, Arkansas State, as a tight ends coach from 2008-11.
Harris followed Freeze to Ole Miss in 2012 and remained part of the Rebels' coaching staff for seven seasons (2012-18), working as a tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator.
During his time at Ole Miss, Harris helped the tight ends play a part in the high-powered and up-tempo offensive style run by Freeze.
Additionally, Harris helped mold tight end Evan Engram into a first-round NFL Draft pick in 2017 after finishing his career with the Rebels with 2,320 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns. Engram, who finished his career with a school record 162 receptions, was a first-team All-American in 2016 and was awarded the Ozzie Newsome Award (nation's best tight end).
Harris also coached at Alabama State twice (2004-05 and 2007) and at Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tenn. (1999-03), including three years as a head coach.
Flames Flashback: 2019 Year in Review • Harris' wide receivers played a vital role in Liberty finishing its first full season at the FBS level with an 8-5 record, including a win over Georgia Southern in the 2019 FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl. • With the Cure Bowl victory, Liberty became the third team in NCAA history to win a bowl game during its first full season at the FBS level. • Wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden finished his career as Liberty's all-time leader with 3,814 career receiving yards and 33 career touchdowns. • Gandy-Golden was selected in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, becoming Liberty's fourth-highest NFL Draft pick in program history. • Gandy-Golden participated in the 2020 Reese Senior Bowl and was invited to the 2020 NFL Combine. • Gandy-Golden was a semifinalist for the 2019 Biletnikoff Award and was named to the 2019 Phil Steele All-America team. • Liberty finished the 2019 season ranked No. 21 nationally in passing yards per game (288.9) and No. 32 in total offensive yards per game (439.4). • Liberty had a total of 20 different players finish the 2019 season with at least one reception and 11 different players record a touchdown reception.
Harris at a Glance Coaching Experience: 2019-present – Liberty (Co-OC/WR) 2012-18 – Ole Miss (TE/Rec. Coord.) 2008-11 – Arkansas State (TE) 2007 – Alabama State (OC/RB) 2006 – Ole Miss (Asst. AD for Internal Football Operations) 2004-05 – Alabama State (RB) 1999-03 – Whitehaven HS (Asst. Coach/HC) Education: Bachelor's degree in education (Arkansas State, '98) Wife: LaQuesha Children: Arami and Cortlynn Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.