Mays Named ECCC Offensive Coordinator

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.
³Coach Mays is someone I trust and respect as a football coach,² said Coach
Karcher. ³He 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.²
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
(linebackers¹ coach) that ranked number two in total defense in the 16-team
WAC Conference.
Mays was a member of Coach Karcher¹s staff at Liberty University from
2003-05. Under Mays¹ 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 at
Charleston Southern University in Charleston, South Carolina, serving from
2006-07. The squad registered a school record nine victories and led the Big
South Conference in defensive sacks in 2006.
Mays also experienced successful coaching stints on the professional level.
He served as defensive line and punt team coach for the Orlando Thunder of
the World League of American Football in 1992, when the squad won the
Eastern Division title and finished World Bowl runners-up.
Other professional league coaching stints include the Saskatchewan
Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (1999), the Berlin Thunder of
NFL Europe (2000), and the X.F.L. Division Champs, the Orlando Rage (2001).
Mays served in 2008 as offensive and defensive line coach for Arena Bowl
Champion Philadelphia Soul, which set a franchise record for victories (16)
and team sacks. He also served as director of player personnel.
Prior to joining the ECCC staff, Mays served as defensive assistant with the
Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League in 2012.
A native of Adamsville, Tenn., Mays is a 1977 graduate of Humboldt (Tenn.)
High School. He received a bachelor¹s degree from Rhodes College in Memphis
in 1981 and earned a master¹s degree in education administration from the
University of Memphis in 1989.

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