After leading Fayette Academy to five consecutive Division II-A playoff appearances, Vic Shivers has resigned as head football coach at the small private school in Somerville.
Shivers, a Mississippi native is heading back to his home state and has accepted an assistant coaches job at Hernando (MS) under former Brighton coach Will Wolfe.
“Fayette Academy has been a part of my family for the past eight years and it will always be a special place for me,” Shivers said. “There are many wonderful people at fayette and is a great place to work but I just feel like a change was needed at this point in my career.”
Shivers led the Fayette Academy program for the last eight seasons and the Vikings compiled a 44-46 record and six total playoff appearances (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
In his first season in 2012, Shivers led the Vikings to a 9-3 record and a Division II-A Quarterfinal appearance.
The Vikings suffered through a 1-19 stretch during the next two seasons which included a winless season in 2014.
But Fayette Academy turned the corner under Shivers starting in 2015 and the Vikings have made five straight playoff appearances.
Fayette Academy finished with a 10-2 record and made the Division II-A Semifinals in 2018 and this season finished 6-6 and made the Quarterfinal round.
Shivers started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Central Arkansas in 1998, then he coached at his Alma mater Brandon (MS) high school (1999-2004).
He also coached at Germantown (2005-07), First Assembly Christian School (2010) and was the offensive coordinator at DeSoto Central (MS) (2011) before coming to Fayette Academy.
Currently there are 19 schools looking for a head coach they are: Cheatham County, Douglass, Fairley, Fayette Academy, Harding Academy, Hixson, Liberty, Loretto, Knox. Central, Marion County, Red Boiling Springs, Silverdale, Southwind, Station Camp, Stewarts Creek, Volunteer, Westview, Whites Creek and York Institute
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