Antwoine Wellington knows what’s expected at Trezevant, it’s about winning state titles and now his dream of leading his dream job has come to fruition.
Wellington, 1995 Trezevant graduate has been named the new head coach of the Bear football program as he replaces Larry Franklin who recently resigned after taking over the program for a second time on an interim basis after Orentheus Taylor left for Liberty in July.
Franklin also led the Bear program for five seasons (2002-06) as he posted a 23-30 overall record and the Bears made three straight playoff appearances (2004-06).
The Bears are coming off a 4-7 season in which they moved up to 3A and lost to South Gibson in the first round of the playoffs.
“Trezevant High School is honored that Antwoine Wellington will be the head football coach for the 2018-19 school year,” Trezevant principal Corey Kelly said.
This will be Wellington’s second head coaching job as he was the head coach at Coldwater (MS) for five seasons (2008-2012) as he complied a 22-34 overall record and led the program to two Class 1A playoff appearances in 2010 and 2012.
He’s been the defensive coordinator at Trezevant since 2014 and his defense was a big reason the Bears won back to back 2A state titles in 2015 and 2016.
He will also be the fourth head coach for the Bears since last March, joining Teli White (left in March), Orentheus Taylor (named coach in March, left for Liberty in July) and Franklin (Interim for 2017).
He played three years of college football at Notre Dame before transferring to Alabama State for his senior year in 2000.
There are 14 schools that are currently looking for a head coach they are: Blackman, Cannon County, Ezell Harding, Fayette Ware, Grundy County, Humboldt, Lincoln County, Lookout Valley, Milan, Raleigh Egypt, Rossville Christian, Spring Hill, Upperman and Volunteer
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