Tyler Wolf made a name for himself throughout the region as a
standout two-way player at Cookeville High School, and followed
that with a five-year career as a member of the University of
Tennessee Volunteers. With a bachelor’s and master’s
degree to his credit, the Cookeville native returned to his
hometown in 2011 to open a new chapter as a member of the Golden
Last year he served as administrative assistant for Watson Brown and the Golden Eagles, and in 2012 he has been named as an assistant coach. He will serve as the Special Teams Coordinator.
As a Cavalier under coach Jerry Joslin, Wolf was a four-year starter for Cookeville High School. He helped the team post an 11-2 record and reach the third round of the TSSAA playoffs in both 2004 as a junior and 2005 as a senior, winning the Region 3-5A title both years. Playing cornerback and runningback, Wolf was named the Region MVP and earned all-Mid-State and All-State honors as a senior. A regular visitor in opponent’s end zones, he scored 30 touchdowns, rushing for more than 1,500 yards and returning punts for more than 500 yards. He also had 14 interceptions.
Following his 2006 graduation, he was an invited walk-on with the Vols under then-head coach Phil Fulmer, spending his first season as a redshirt for the Big Orange. He was on the squad for five seasons, including three under Fulmer, one year under Lane Kiffin, and one season for Derek Dooley, who moved Wolf from walk-on to scholarship status for the 2010 season. He started on all four of the Vols’ special teams (kickoff, kick return, punt, punt return) in 2009 and 2010, and was on the roster for bowl games in four of his five seasons - the 2006 and 2007 Outback Bowls, the 2009 Chick Fil-A Bowl, and the 2010 Music City Bowl.
Wolf was named to the Academic All-SEC team all four seasons he was active. He received his bachelor’s degree from UT in 2010 and his master’s in sports management in 2011.