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May 24, 2013

East Central names Mays offensive coordinator

DECATUR — Mickey Mays was recently named offensive coordinator at East Central Community College in Decatur, announced head football coach Ken Karcher.

    Mays is a former assistant to Coach Karcher, having served on his Liberty University staff as defensive line coach and special teams coordinator.

    Karcher said he looks forward to working with his former assistant and what he brings to the Warrior football program.

    “Coach Mays is someone I trust and respect as a football coach,” said Coach Karcher. “He does a great job teaching the fundamentals of the game to his players and is someone who cares about the whole person. I am excited that Mickey has agreed to become a part of my staff and help East Central build a first-class program.”

    Mays has 30 years coaching experience on the high school, college and professional levels.

    He began his career in 1982 as a secondary coach at Milan High School in Milan, Tenn.

    His high school coaching experience also includes stints as secondary coach at Humboldt (Tenn.) High School (1985); head coach at Chester County High School in Henderson, Tenn. (1990-91), where he was named 1991 District Coach of the Year; head coach at Cordova (Tenn.) High School; and defensive coordinator/offensive line coach at Sequatchie County High School in Dunlap, Tenn.

    Mays entered the collegiate coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee-Martin (defensive ends) in 1986, then Memphis State University (offensive line/tight ends) in 1987-88, and Louisiana State University (running backs) in 1989.

    He coached on both sides of the ball during a six-year stint at the University of Texas-El Paso (1993-98). He was part of the 1996 defense (linebackers’ coach) that ranked number two in total defense in the 16-team WAC Conference.

    Mays was a member of Coach Karcher’s staff at Liberty University from 2003-05. Under Mays’ leadership, the special teams scored six touchdowns in 2004 and was ranked seventh nationally in net punting in 2005.

    Mays was later named defensive line coach and special teams coordinator.

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