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Morristown East makes Football hire

Morristown East makes Football hire

Morristown East have found their new football coach.

Caleb Slover who led Cocke County the last six seasons has been announced as the Hurricanes new coach replacing Dewayne Wells who resign to join the University of the Cumberlands coaching staff.

“We were instantly impressed by Caleb’s passion for the job and the fact that he really wants to be here,” Morristown East athletic director Morgane Watkins said. “We feel good about Caleb leading our football program going forward.”

Despite an overall record of just 18-44 in his six seasons in Newport, Cocke County is coming off a 7-4 season in which they were defeated in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs to state champion Knoxville Central.

Cocke County had an 11-10 combined record the last two seasons and the seven wins are the most wins in a season at Cocke County since 1996.

Slover replaces Wells who despite a 21-33 overall record led the Hurricanes to four playoff appearances (three in 5A in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and 2014 in 6A) in his five years at East.

Morristown East are coming off a 2-8 season and missed the playoffs after four straight appearances in the playoffs.

Cocke County has named defensive coordinator Matthew Morris as the interim head coach while they conduct a proper coaching search.

There are currently six programs looking for a head coach they are: BGA, Bolivar, Bolton, Cocke County, Haywood and Manassas

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