Gaines, a former star defensive back at Dobyns-Bennett High School and Tennessee, will be one of the first two assistants hired by new ETSU head coach Carl Torbush, who has been brought in to resurrect a program that had been eliminated by the school after the 2003 season.
Gaines, who has also coached at Maryville College, Brevard College and UT-Chattanooga, was hired at Tusculum in January to serve as defensive backs coach and defensive passing game coordinator. He worked through offseason drills and spring practice.
Tusculum head coach Frankie DeBusk received a call on Friday from Torbush telling him of ETSU’s interest in Gaines.
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