The Maryville College football team has announced new assistants named by head coach Mike Rader.
These assistants include two defensive specialists from Brevard College, Scott Brumett and Teddy Gaines. Rader also hired offensive line coach Philip Bailey, who played at and recently graduated from Huntingdon College.
After spending five seasons at Brevard College, Brumett will look to make the move to MC. He will join the Maryville College staff as defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach.
Brumett graduated jump up the road from MC at Scott County High School. In his high-school career, the all-purpose player amassed a total of 5,000 yards of offense, including a 1,880-yard, 19-touchdown senior campaign.
After high school, Brumett made the decision to play for East Tennessee State University (ETSU), where he became a standout linebacker, leading the team in tackles during the 2002 season.
When ETSU dropped its football program after 2003, Brumett still wanted to play football, so he looked to transfer and landed at the University of North Carolina.
After three successful seasons on the defensive side of the ball for Buccaneers, Brumett switched to tight end for the Tarheels. During his first spring practice, Brumett earned the “Iron Man” award, recognizing his dedication.
Before taking the position at Brevard, Brumett became a defensive assistant and outside linebackers coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. During his tenure there, he coached two players to top-10 standings in the Southern Athletic Conference in tackles. He also helped Joseph Thornton become the top tackler in the SAC, good for 13th nationally.
Gaines comes to MC as another local.
Finishing his high school career in Kingsport, Tenn., at Dobyns-Bennett High School, Gaines knows a little about football.
Gaines was a three-year started for the Indians, finishing with two selections to the all-east team and once being named all-state.
Following a senior campaign in which he hauled in 42 passes while recording school records in yardage (888) and touchdowns (12), Gaines was called to play in the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game.
After high school, Gaines signed with the University of Tennessee, where he played on special teams during the 1998 National Championship season. In the three seasons following that, he recorded 71 tackles, 18 pass break-ups, one fumble recovery and one interception, while excelling on special teams.
In 2002, Gaines was selected in the seventh round of the NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers.
During his professional career, Gaines put time in with the Rhein Fire, the Chicago Bears and the Montreal Allouettes.
Like Brumett, Gaines will be coming to the Scots’ program from Brevard College, where he’s coached defensive backs and special teams.
Together, these two coaches put together a defense that in 2011 had 71 tackles for loss (240 yards), 24 sacks (132 yards), 11 interceptions, 10 fumble recoveries and 20 pass break-ups.
A 2009 graduate of Huntingdon College, Bailey will look to take control of the offensive line.
During his senior year, Bailey earned the team captain award while helping lead a line that allowed the Hawks to gain 4,368 yards passing and 2,460 yards rushing.
Huntingdon also saw one of its best records to date during Bailey’s final year at the school. Finishing 8-2 on the season, the Hawks doused their opponents, outscoring them 417-158.
That season, Bailey and the rest of Huntingdon’s offensive line helped the team break its school record for the most offense in a game three times.
During his senior campaign, Bailey earned a first-team All-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection. Over Bailey’s four years playing at Huntingdon, the team earned a 26-13 record.
Bailey also embodies another facet of Rader’s plan to turn MC’s program around: success in the classroom.
Bailey was named to the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame’s NFF Hampshire Honor Society. In order to receive this honor, a player must be a starter or significant substitute during his senior season, while holding down at least a 3.2 grade-point-average.