Dewayne Wells is heading back to the college game.
After the last five seasons as the head coach at Morristown East, Wells has resigned and will join the University of the Cumberlands coaching staff as an defensive assistant.
“I would like to thank the administration, players, parents and community for my time at East. This is a great place to be. This was a special opportunity for me to work where my coaching career started and work with my two sons Phillip and Stephen who are the Co-Defensive Coordinators at The University of the Cumberlands,” Wells said.
Wells is returning to the University of the Cumberlands as he coached there in the 1980s and spent a total of 13 years coaching at the University of the Cumberlands and Tusculum University.
“Coach Wells is an extraordinary person. I have never measured a coach’s success by wins and losses. I have always looked at the behavior of the players on and off the field of competition. Is that coach producing young men or women that are going to be responsible young men and women when they leave Morristown East. Coach Wells has always instilled in his players what it means to be a Hurricane. He has always stressed the importance of hard work and be dedicated. His players never gave up, no matter what the score. His players always represented themselves, their team and their school in a manner that everyone could be proud of. Coach Wells will be missed. We all wish him success in his new adventure of his coaching career,” Morristown East principal Gary Johnson said.
In his five seasons at Morristown East, despite a 21-33 overall record, Wells led the Hurricanes to four playoff appearances (three in 5A in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and 2014 in 6A).
Before taking over the head coaching job at East, he served as the Hurricanes defensive coordinator for two seasons.
He also served as the head coach at his alma mater Campbell County for 10 seasons (2001-2010) and led the Cougars to their first three playoff appearances in school history (2004, 2007-08).
There are currently 17 programs looking for a head coach they are: Antioch, Bolton, Collierville, Covington, East Hickman, East Robertson, Greeneville, Halls, Hamilton, Morristown East, Nashville Overton, Northeast, Northpoint Christian, Tellico Plains, Warren County, Wayne County and Whitwell
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