About Coach Alexander

Dewayne Alexander is currently the head football coach at Tennessee Tech University and will be entering into his 31st season as a coach and educator this fall.

 Alexander was a 3-year letterman winner for the Tennessee Tech football team from 1985-1987 as a defensive lineman. He has been the head football coach at three different high schools in the middle Tennessee area. He served seven years as the head football coach at Cumberland University from 2006 – 2013. During his tenure at Cumberland University Alexander was named the AFCA Region 1 Coach of the Year in 2010 when his team won a conference championship and he was named the Tennessee Sportswriters College Football Coach of the Year in 2011. In additional to on-the-field accolades, Alexander’s teams produced 110 Academic All-Conference performers and 38 Academic All-Americans. Alexander served as the Assistant Head Coach /Offensive Line coach at Tennessee Tech from 2013-2016 and served as the offensive line coach at East Tennessee State University during the 2017 season before returning to Tennessee Tech as the head football coach on Dec. 22, 2017.

Alexander has served as an FCA Huddle Sponsor at various schools and universities since 1991. He has also been an active board member of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame (Nashville Chapter) for the past eight years and an active member of the AFCA Ethics Committee. He also served as an ordained deacon for 8 years at First Baptist Church Gallatin where he and his wife, Angela, taught an Adult Small Group class for 6 years. He and Angela have been married for 26 years and they have four children—Hayden, 24; Kate, 18; and twins Ross and John, 16.