Kevin Dyson has resigned as Independence athletic director and head football coach, making the official announcement Dec. 14 at the school’s football banquet.
Dyson leaves Independence to become assistant principal and athletic director for Stewarts Creek, a high school that will open next fall in Rutherford County.
“We are excited for Kevin to have an opportunity to advance in his educational career,” Independence Principal Dr. Todd Campbell said. “Obviously, this leaves us in a situation where we need a new head football coach and AD, but Kevin is leaving both positions in very good shape, which should allow us to hire someone who will continue in that direction. Over the next few weeks we will be gathering resumes and interest for the positions and anticipate having someone in place by the end of January.”
The former Tennessee Titans wide receiver earned a record of 18-14 in three years as Eagles head coach, leading the team to a District 11-AAA title in 2011 and a second-place finish in 2012. He previously spent one year at the school as an assistant under Jason Eubanks.
While Dyson is looking forward to the opportunity to be an assistant principal, the choice to leave Independence was a tough one for him.
“My departure from Independence is bittersweet,” he said. “I have built many relationships with colleagues, students and parents over the past several years, and it is those relationships that make leaving difficult. However, this is a rare opportunity that would have been extremely tough to pass up, so I chose to accept the challenges this opportunity presents.”
Assistant Principal Kurt Jones will now handle all athletic duties as the school begins the process of hiring a new athletic director.