Faulkner University names new football coach

Faulkner University names new football coach
Tommy Wasden has been named the new Faulkner University head football coach. (Source: Faulkner University)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Faulkner University head football coach Shayne Wasden has stepped down, and his brother Tommy Wasden has been named as his replacement.

Shayne Wasden went 4-6 in his one season with the Eagles. He was hired in January 2018 after coaching for 12 seasons at Troy University.

“I am resigning my position as the Head Football Coach at Faulkner University. I appreciate the opportunity I was given to serve as the head coach of this football team for the past year,” Shayne Wasden said in a written statement, according to the university. “Our coaches and players worked extremely hard and we accomplished many of the goals we set for ourselves when I accepted the position. I wish the players, coaches and athletic department at Faulkner University the very best in the future. I am leaving the program in good hands, the best that I know. Faulkner football’s best years are ahead.”

Tommy Wasden was already on the Eagles staff as associate head coach.

He addressed the team Wednesday afternoon.

“Last year Shayne was brought to this football program to better align it with the mission of Faulkner University,” Tommy Wasden said, according to a news release. “He did that. He brought me here as part of that. We will continue to build on that.”

Tommy Wasden, a Selma native, will be the sixth head coach of the Faulkner football program. He started his career as a high school football coach including 16 seasons at Goshen, Pike County, Meadowview Christian and Mobile Christian. He also spent two years as the headmaster at Meadowview Christian and 16 years as the president of Mobile Christian.

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