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Head Coach
Mike Mays
Head Coach

Coach Mike Mays has been with the Tennessee High football program since coming over from Volunteer High School in 1999. He coached the defensive backs and was defensive coordinator prior to being named head coach in 2013.  As Head Coach, Coach Mays continues to coach the defensive backs. Coach Mays played many sports at Farragut High School in Knoxville and was a four year letterman for the ETSU football team. He is married to Angie Mays and is the father of 2 boys, Michael and Mason. Coach Mays is the former head wrestling coach, and now coordinates the strength and conditioning programs for all of the school's teams.


Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Safeties
Wally  Proffitt
Assistant Coach

Coach Wally Proffitt has been a coach for the Vikings for 16 years. Before being named the offensive coordinator, Coach Proffitt spent many years coaching quarterbacks and running backs.  He continues coaching quarterbacks and also works with the safeties.  Coach Proffitt is one of five coaches that are also former Tennessee High players, where he enjoyed a successfull career at quarterback and defensive back, graduating in '91. After high school, Coach Proffitt earned his Bachelor's Degree from ETSU and Master's Degree from Cumberland University. He and his wife Kara, also a Tennessee High graduate, are the parents of three children, Jackson, Nila, and Rhaelyn. Coach Proffitt has also been a baseball coach and the head softball coach at Tennessee High.


Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers/Quarterbacks
Matt  Chandler
Assistant Coach

Coach Matt Chandler enters his 13th season with the Vikings. Coach Chandler was named Defensive Coordinator in 2013.  He continues to coach the inside linebackers and helps with the quarterbacks. Before coming to Tennessee High, he spent seven years as Defensive Coordinator at Sullivan East and was the Head Coach at John Battle.  Coach Chandler graduated from Virginia High, where he played football.  After high school, Coach Chandler enjoyed a college football career at Emory and Henry College, where he was apart of 2 ODAC championship teams. Matt and his wife Tammy have two daughters, Hannah and Abbie. Coach Chandler has also coached track at Tennessee High.


Wide Receivers/Inside Linebackers
Tony Adams
Assistant Coach

Coach Tony Adams has been a part of Tennessee High athletics for 15 years. Coach Adams is the ISS supervisor at Tennessee High.  Coach Adams has served as the Freshman Head Coach for the past several years.  He currently serves as Wide Receivers and Inside Linebackers Coach. Coach Adams has also coached basketball and baseball for the Vikings.  In high school, Coach Adams was an All-State wide receiver at Sullivan East High School.  Coach Adams and his wife Becky have a daughter Laura Beth, a grandson Coleman, and a daughter Angie, who passed away in 2002.


Offensive Line/Defensive Tackles
Derek Dowdell
Assistant Coach

Coach Derek Dowdell has coached football at Tennessee High since 1996. In his 18 years, he has coached both the offensive line and running backs. He currently is the Offensive Line Coach for the Vikings, and also helps with Defensive Tackles.  In his playing days, Coach Dowdell was a running back at Greenbrier High School and Austin Peay State University. Coach Dowdell has a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from the University of Tennessee.  He is married to Allison, and he is also the father of two boys, Trevor and Trent.


Defensive Tackles/Offensive Line
Daryl Shanks
Assistant Coach

Coach Daryl Shanks has been on the Vikings sideline for 17 years. Coach Shanks coaches the Defensive Tackles and helps with the Offensive Line. Coach Shanks is a David Crockett High School graduate, where he played defensive tackle for Coach Wampler. Along with many of the other coaches, Coach Shanks is an ETSU alumni. He and his wife, Brooke, have two children, a daughter Taylor and a son Cooper.


Safeties/Running Backs
Brad Stubbs
Assistant Coach

Coach Brad Stubbs is in his ninth season on the sidelines of the Viking football team. Before coming to Tennessee High, Coach Stubbs spent three years with the Volunteer High School football team. Coach Stubbs is one of five former Viking players on the coaching staff. His Tennessee High playing career included time at quarterback, running back, and free safety, where he broke, the school record for tackles in a season. After his high school career, he moved on to letter three years for the ETSU football team. Brad is married to Amy Stubbs has two daughters, Reagan and Gracie. Coach Stubbs is also the sprinters coach for the track team.


Running Backs/Defensive Ends
Mike Wampler
Assistant Coach

Coach Mike Wampler is in his ninth year on the Tennessee High coaching staff.  He currently coaches the running backs and helps with the defensive ends.  He has also spent time coaching the wide receivers at THS. Coach Wampler has 27 years of coaching experience.  He has served as Head Coach at Rye Cove and Sullivan North.  He has served as Offensive Coordinator at Anderson County, and has also coached at David Crockett, Gordonsville, and Happy Valley.  Coach Wampler is an alumnist of Sullivan North, ETSU, and Union College.  He is married to Susan.  He has a daughter Emily and a son Noah.


Defensive Ends/Tight Ends
Travis  Williams
Assistant Coach

Coach Williams serves as the Defensive Ends Coach for the Vikings.  He also helps with the Tight Ends and Wingbacks.  He joined the Viking Staff in 2009.  He previously coached at Vance Middle School and Sullivan North High School.  He also spent time on the Tennessee High Baseball Staff.  Coach Williams is one of five former Viking players on the current football coaching staff.  He enjoyed an outstanding career in football and baseball at THS.  He went on to play college football at ETSU.  Coach Williams is married to Liz and has a son Carson.


Head B Team & Freshmen Coach/Tight Ends/Cornerbacks
Britt Stone
Assistant Coach

Coach Stone enters his second year on the Tennessee High Coaching Staff.  Prior to joining the Vikings, he coached for three years at Daniel Boone, and one year at Morristown West.  Coach Stone serves as the B Team and Freshmen Head Coach.  He also coaches varsity Tight Ends/ Wingbacks and helps with cornerbacks.  Coach Stone graduated from Osceola High School (FL) and went on to play college football and graduate from Liberty University.  He is married to Courtney and has a son, Eli.

 


Freshmen Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers/Wide Receivers
Stevie Harris
Assistant Coach

Coach Harris began coaching at THS is 2010.  He currently works with the Freshmen Defense, and coaches the Varsity Outside Linebackers, and helps with the Wide Receivers.  Coach Harris is one of five former Viking players on the coaching staff.  He played Offensive Line on the 2004 State Semi Finalist Team.  He is currently student teaching at THS.


B Team and Freshmen Defensive Backs and Wide Receivers
John Ellis Davis
Assistant Coach

Coach Davis begins his first season coaching with the Vikings.  He is currently a student at Northeast State.  Coach Davis is one of five former Viking players on the staff.  He played Safety and Receiver for the Vikings.  He was a Senior on the 2009 11-1 team.  Coach Davis holds the record for most interceptions in a season at THS with 9 in 2009.