2017 Profile: Defensive Coordinator Mike Settle

By Kris Freeman, Sports Information Director, White House High School

Mike Settle

Defensive Coordinator

Tight Ends and Linebackers

800_0114Coach Mike Settle enters his 40th year of coaching overall and third season with the White House Blue Devils, serving as the defensive coordinator and tight ends and linebackers.

Mike Settle, who spent 10 years at Gallatin High School as both the linebackers coach and then defensive coordinator, joined the Blue Devils two years ago as the new defensive coordinator.

Settle played high school football as an offensive guard and linebacker at DuPont High School in Nashville then walked on at Tennessee Tech including a 1975 OVC Championship season, before becoming a high school football assistant. He also served as the head coach at Coffee County High School in Manchester and Davidson Academy for a total of 10 years between the two.

Settle teaches strength and conditioning at WHHS and leads the weight program for the football team in addition to his on-field responsibilities. He is a tremendous asset on and off the field, and his character and integrity has earned him an award four years ago with the Northern Middle Tennessee Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

He has a bachelor of science in physical education and a Masters of Health and Education from Tennessee Technological University. He and his wife, Lana, have been married for 38 years and have two children. Lindy Cunningham, an educational psychologist, and her husband Chad have two children. Their son Mark is a graduate of Virginia Tech and served in the Army as an artillery officer, and lives and works in Nashville.

Settle began his coaching career in Georgia for one year before marrying Lana, and has served at Gallatin, Coffee County, Davidson Academy and East Robertson in various roles.

Coaches profiles written by Kris Freeman for White House High School football. 

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