A former Noblesville assistant football coach is the new head coach at Hamilton Southeastern.

HSE announced this week that Adam Morris has been officially named the Royals coach.

“We are extremely excited to have Adam as our next head football coach,” said HSE athletic director Jim Self in an email. “He brings passion and enthusiasm that will create an environment that will help our players be successful on and off the field.”

Morris, who was serving as an assistant at Noblesville, was recommended as a candidate for the position at a December school board meeting.

Prior to Noblesville, Morris was the head coach at Muncie Central High School Morris for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. When hired, Morris, 27, became the youngest head football coach in Indiana. Under Morris, the 2016 Muncie Central football team had its best season in 10 years, going 7-4, won the most games in a season, and collected its first postseason win in more than a decade.

Morris is a Ball State University alum, and he was on the 2008 team that finished the regular season with a record of 12-0. During his career as a defensive lineman, he played in 36 consecutive games and started 24 in a row. He was captain of the 2011 team, and he earned the 2011 Paul Schudel Strength & Conditioning Award.

Morris is originally from Dublin, Ohio, where he played football and track & field at Dublin Scioto High School.

“I think Adam's greatest strength is his ability to make connections and build relationships,” Self said. “We look forward to Coach Morris leading our football program.”