The Troy City School Board made it official on Thursday. Mike Dean is the new head football coach and athletic director at Charles Henderson.
Dean comes to Troy from Valley, where he coached the Rams to a 9-3 record, including a one-point win over the Trojans, and the second round of the playoffs last season.
He also coached at Daleville in 2008, leading the Warhawks to the state quarterfinals. Dean left Daleville for McGill-Toolen, where he coached for two seasons, before taking the Valley job in 2011.
Dean replaces Hugh Fountain, who retired earlier this year after 16 seasons at Charles Henderson. The Trojans will drop from Class 5A to Class 4A this coming season.