Tennessee High hires Mike Mays as next football coach

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Tennessee High's search for its next football coach ended this morning with the promotion of defensive coordinator Mike Mays.

Mays most recently served as the defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator.

"I am humbled and honored to be chosen to lead Tennessee High and to continue its great tradition," Mays said in a release.

Mays started his teaching and coaching career at Volunteer High School, where he was defensive coordinator.  He then moved to THS, where he coached under former THS head coaches B.W. Holt, Greg Stubbs, and Shane Boggs.  He became defensive coordinator for the Vikings in 2004.

"We feel that we are hiring a tremendous young man to lead this program," school athletic director Paul Pendleton said in a release. 

Replacing Mays as defensive coordinator will be another Viking coach, Matt Chandler.

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