Stewarts Creek High School is looking for its second football coach in two years amid the resignation of Bert Browne, who accepted an assistant coaching position on Friday at Tennessee Tech.
Browne led Stewarts Creek to an 8-4 record in his first season and a spot in the TSSAA state playoffs.
"For me, it was an easy decision because I played (quarterback) at Tennessee Tech and it's my alma mater," Browne said. "I also get to work with a coach, Dewayne Alexander, who I really admire and who is rebuilding the program the right way and headed in the right direction. He's a special coach and a better person.
"If it were anywhere else it would have been really tough. I enjoyed this past year and I respect everything about Stewarts Creek High School. This was just an opportunity of a lifetime."
Browne has coached for 28 years both the high school and collegiate levels in Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and Georgia before coming to Stewarts Creek.
He is a native of Richmond, Kentucky, where he graduated from Madison Central High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Tennessee Tech and a Master of Science in Physical Education from Eastern Kentucky University.
During his tenure in Tennessee, he was named Region Coach of the Year, and while in Kentucky, was District Coach of the Year twice. Browne’s collegiate coaching experience includes Eastern Kentucky University and Tennessee Tech. In addition, Browne was the offensive coordinator at both the University of West Georgia and Holmes Community College in Mississippi.