Derik Samber has been promoted to take over the York Institute football program with the recent resignation of Derwin Wright.
Wright stepped down to concentrate on being the Dean of Students and assistant principal at the Class 3A school in Jamestown.
“Our school is extremely pleased to have Coach Samber as our new Head Football Coach and he is an extremely detailed individual, highly motivated and energetic,” York Principal Jason Tompkins said.
“ York Institute Football will remain in good hands with Coach Samber at the helm.”
“Alvin C York Institute applauds Coach Wright on his decision to remain with the football program even though he has decided to step down as our head football coach.”
Wright took the reigns of the Dragons program for the second time last February after Dickie Brown retired.
He had an overall record of 72-68 in 13 years (1997-2008 and 2014) as the head man at York and he led the Dragons to seven playoff appearances.
York made the Class 3A playoffs last season as they finished 5-6.
Samber, 27, is a 2006 York graduate and started his coaching career at Upperman in 2010.
He spent four years at Upperman (2010-13) and was the offensive coordinator the last two years in 2012 and 2013.
Samber was the Dragons offensive coordinator in 2014 and is excited about taking over his Alma mater.
“I’m very excited and it’s a dream come true to be the head coach of York Institute,” Samber said.
“I played for Coach Wright and he’s a hero of mine so to follow him is an honor and I’m very blessed.”
Currently there are four schools looking for a head coach, they are: Sycamore, Sequoyah, Fairley and Wooddale as schools on the market for a new head coach.
Scotts Hill To Host “A Night of Legends” In July
If you are in the market for some good food and a night of great football talk with three former SEC head coaches, then head to Scotts Hill high school in Reagan, Tennessee.
The Scotts Hill Booster Club is putting on “A Night of Legends” which will feature great football insight and stories from former Tennessee head football coach Johnny Majors, former Alabama head man Gene Stallings and former LSU head coach Jerry Stovall on Saturday, July 25 at 7 pm.
The Master of Ceremonies will be “The Voice of Tennessee Titans” Mike Keith.
“The Scotts Hill Football Booster Club have created a unique experience, offering brands and fans an opportunity to pull back the curtain of the number one sport in America,” Scotts Hill head football coach Michael Stroup said.
For more information on the event including ticket prices call (731) 499-2342 or (901) 356-1988 and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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