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Derwin Wright Taking Over York Institute Program For Second Time

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For the second time in his coaching career, Derwin Wright will be the head football coach at his alma mater York Institute.

Wright, 45, served as the Dragons head football coach from 1997-2008 before resigning for personal reasons.

He replaces Dickie Brown who retired at York and now has been hired as Clay County new head football coach.

Wright already is the head boys basketball coach and a 1987 York graduate.

In his first tenure at York, Wright led the Dragons to six playoff appearances (2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008) which included five straight.

"I am glad to have the opportunity to lead the Dragon football team again," Wright said. "York is my home and it's a great place to teach and coach."

The best season for York under Wright was an undefeated regular season back in 2007, a year the Dragons finished with a school best 12-1 record.

"Derwin is one of those special coaches, and I know that he will do his usual stellar job," York Athletic Director Roy Stucker said.

"I look forward to next season with him at the helm."

Currently there are open jobs at Dresden, Brighton, Mt. Juliet Christian, Northeast, Pickett County, Chattanooga Christian, Hickman County, Whitwell, Middle Tennessee Christian, Bolivar, Fairley, Chattanooga Central and Jackson Christian as schools currently looking for a head coach.

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