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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. 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
Wally  Proffitt
Assistant Coach

Coach Wally Proffitt has been a coach for the Vikings for 15 years. Before being named the offensive coordinator, Coach Proffitt spent many years coaching running backs. Coach Proffitt is one of three 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 two children, Jackson and Nila. Coach Proffitt has also been a baseball coach and the head softball coach at Tennessee High.


Running Backs Coach
Derek Dowdell
Assistant Coach

Coach Derek Dowdell has coached football at Tennessee High since 1996. In his 16 years, he has coached both the offensive line and running backs. 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 also the father of two boys, Trevor and Trent.


Matt  Chandler
Assistant Coach

Coach Matt Chandler has spent 9 years as a linebacker coach for the Vikings. Before coming to Tennessee High, he spent time at Sullivan East and John Battle, where he was the head coach. Coach Chandler was a Bearcat during his high school playing days, where he played football and ran track. 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 Abby. Coach Chandler has also coached track at Tennessee High.


Outside Linebackers Coach
Brad Stubbs
Assistant Coach

Coach Brad Stubbs is in his eighth 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 three former Viking players on the coaching staff. His Tennessee High playing career included time at quarterback, running back, and free safety, where he broke, and still holds, 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.


Receivers Coach
Mike Wampler
Assistant Coach

Coach Mike Wampler has is in his seventh year on the Tennessee High coaching staff where he coaches the wide receivers. Coach Wampler has over 20 years of coaching experience, most recently as the head coach for the Sullivan North Raiders. Coach Wampler is an alumni of Sullivan North, ETSU, and Union College.


Offensive Line Coach
Chase Hicks
Assistant Coach

Coach Chase Hicks is in his seventh year of coaching at Tennessee High. Coach Hicks is one of 3 former Vikings on the coaching staff. His career here at Tennessee High consisted of time on both the defensive and offensive lines. After graduating in 2001, Coach Hicks went on to be a four year letterman for the Emory and Henry Wasps. Coach Hicks is married to fellow Tennessee High graduate Rachel Hicks. He can also be seen on the coaching staff of the Track and Field team in the spring.


Defensive Line Coach
Daryl Shanks
Assistant Coach

Coach Daryl Shanks has been on the Vikings sideline for 16 years. Before becoming the defensive line coach, Coach Shanks spent time with the offensive line and the freshmen team. 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, Brook, have two children, Taylor and Cooper.


Tony Adams
Assistant Coach

Coach Tony Adams has been a part of Tennessee High athletics for 14 years. Coach Adams is the ISS supervisor at Tennessee High, and can be found in the evenings taking part on the football and basketball coaching staffs. In high school, Coach Adams was an All-State wide receiver at East High School.


Joe  Dixon
Assistant Coach