Athletics opened a door of opportunity for Jim Bob Morris that may not have existed for a young man from a small town in Kansas. Morris is opening doors for future Coffeyville Community College students by leading the charge with a sizeable gift for momentous renovations and expansion of the Dick Foster Athletic Complex. Morris syas he thinks the key element, is that he looks at Coffeyville as being a very inspirational and developing part of who he is today. He says coming from a very small town, and very small high school with only 11 students in my graduating class, CCJC offered and provided him an array of new perspectives of what he could accomplish and certainly made available opportunities that he dreamed about, but he wasn't sure how he was going to get there.
Morris played football for CCC before finishing his college career at Kansas State. He played pro football for a few years and now is the owner and president of several food packaging and ingredients companies, including Morris Packaging.