Hoover to Rocky Top: Danny Stiff

Hoover to Rocky Top: Danny Stiff

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Hoover to Rocky Top: Danny Stiff

“When I first walked in and they were all together, it was like a flashback – I felt like I was back at Hoover High. You had Jeremy’s office, you had Myra’s, then Brandon’s, Todd’s, Kevin’s all right there. It was the whole Hoover deal which makes me proud and they all deserve it. Every single one of them deserve to be where they are because of what they have done. They have all been successful in so many different ways. Hoover was just part of that chapter, it wasn’t the final chapter.” — Rush Propst

Part 1 Hoover to Rocky Top: Myra Miles
Part 2 Hoover to Rocky Top: Brandon Sheppard
Part 3 Hoover to Rocky Top: Todd Watson
Part 4 Hoover to Rocky Top: Kevin Sherrer
Part 5 Hoover to Rocky Top: Jeremy Pruitt

KNOXVILLE — As the 2018 season approaches with the Vols taking the practice field August 3, kicking off fall training camp, Vols Wire takes a look at the former Hoover High School coaches and staff that are now at Tennessee for the Jeremy Pruitt era – Jeremy Pruitt, Kevin Sherrer, Todd Watson, Brandon Sheppard and Myra Miles. Danny Stiff is also on staff at UT as Assistant Director of Player Personnel and played at Hoover, winning three state championships from 2002-04.

The sixth part of the Hoover to Rocky Top series features Danny Stiff.

Former Hoover head coach Rush Propst told Vols Wire that Stiff “was a good player and came to work everyday to be a good football player.”

What made Hoover a championship program during Propst’s tenure were players like Stiff that gave their all.

“He gave his heart and his soul who ended up being a star for us,” Propst said. “He was really an intelligent, instinctive football player and I really enjoyed coaching Danny Stiff and being around him.

“He is a wonderful person and he is a lot of what we had at Hoover. I know we had some players that were recruited real heavily and All-Americans, but the bulk of what we were at Hoover were the Danny Stiff’s of the world. The good player that may not have been an SEC prospect, but was good enough to play at one of the best high school’s in the country. He is a solid person and full of integrity and is an all-out good person.”

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