Whitwell High School 2022

Team Profile

Photos by Andy Mitchell Photography

Q & A With Coach Rocky Stephenson

whitwell high school football coach

Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: Hardworking and scrappy.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Staying healthy and hungry.

Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team?

A: Wesley Nunley (FB/LB), Chandler Britton (RB/S), and Brandon Easterly (QB/LB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: Our team is tightly bonded and wants to win.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Injuries.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: We gained a lot of experience and have a lot of starters coming back.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: We need to be prepared for each game. There are no easy wins.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: Hopefully more wins!

Q: How would you characterize your team’s speed?

A: Overall, our team has good speed on both sides of the ball.


Coach name: Rocky Stephenson (2 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Whitwell)

Division/Class: TN I-1A

2021 Overall Record: 5-4

2021 District Finish: 2nd

Mascot: Tigers

2022 Schedule


19 Cumberland Co. (A)

26 Huntland (H)


2 Copper Basin (A)

16 South Pittsburg (H)

23 Red Boiling Springs (H)

30 Sale Creek (A)


7 Grundy Co. (H)

14 Lookout Valley (A)

21 Sequatchie Co. (A)

28 Chattanooga Prep (H)

Coach’s View

Every season is a new challenge. I think this can be a special season if we play to our potential. I look forward to the opportunity to work with this fine group of young men.