Ty Wise stepped up to the microphone and introduced himself to the Signal Mountain community.
Wise was brought to the stage by Signal Mountain Athletic Director Bumper Reese as Wise was named the second head football coach at Signal Mountain.
Wise, 37, comes to Signal Mountain from Florida as he was the head football coach at Graceville (FL) high school the last two years.
He replaces Bill Price who retired last month after leading the Eagles to the Class 2A state title in 2010 and complied a 50-15 record in his seven years at the school.
“We will compete in everything we do,” Wise said.
“Whether it be in the weight room, practice field, or on the game field, I want my players to be honest, disciplined, and competitive.”
Reese was very impressed by Wise from the outset.
“Ty is the total package,” Reese said.
“Hard working, dedicated, determined, enthusiastic, knowledge of the game above and beyond, as we interviewed him we could feel his passion for not only the game, but, also his relationship with the kids he coaches.”
Wise had a 9-12 record in his two years as head coach at Graceville after being the Offensive Coordinator at Northview (FL) for four seasons (2009-2012).
Northview won the Class 1A state title in 2012 as Wise was at the controls of the offense.
He played college football at the University of Miami (1995-1999) before starting his coaching career.
Wise was a strength and conditioning coach at Florida International and has also been an assistant coach at Pensacola Washington (FL) and Alma Bryant (AL) before going to Northview.
Currently there are 10 schools looking for a head coach, they are: Melrose, Greenback, Loudon, Liberty, Arlington, Oakland, Wooddale, Kirby, East Robertson and Antioch as schools on the market for a new head coach.
Tennessee High Assistant Britt Stone Hired in Virginia
Britt Stone is ready to run his own program and will get that chance as the Tennessee High assistant has been hired as the new head football coach at John Battle (VA) high school.
“I’m definitely excited for the opportunity and anxious to get started and build relationships with the players, staff, and community,” Stone said.
“The weather is slowing that process at the moment, but hopefully earlier next week I can get into the school and continue the off season program as well as fill some of the coaching vacancies in preparation for next season. My family and I are proud to be joining the Battle community and proud to be Trojans.”
The last two seasons, Stone served as the offensive line and tight end coach at Tennessee High.
Before coming to Tennessee High, Stone coached the offensive line at Daniel Boone for three seasons (2010-12) and started his coaching career at Morristown West in 2009.
Stone played his college football as an offensive lineman at Liberty University from 2004-2008.
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