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Mr.  Ryan  Franks
Principal/Boys' Basketball
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Principal's Bio


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As the Principal of Wayne County High School I look forward to working with every student and faculty member to make Wayne County High School the absolute best school we can be. It is an honor for me to serve as your Principal and I look forward to doing my best every day to make this a great school year.

I am a 1990 graduate of WCHS and a 1994 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin. I graduated from Tennessee State University in 2001 with a Masters Degree in Educational Administartion and Supervision. I am currently in my 26th year in Education. I began my teaching career at Waynesboro Middle School where I taught 7th grade Social Studies and coached Boys Basketball for 7 years. I then moved to WCHS and served as Assistant Principal and Boys Basketball Coach for 8 years. I served 4 years as Coordinator for Wayne, Hardin, and McNairy Counties Adult Education programs and 1/2 year at the Board of Education Central Office as Supervisor of Federal Projects. I coached the Lady Cat Softball team at WCHS for 5 years. I am currently serving in my 14th year as the Head Boys Basketball Coach.

I am married to the former Brittnye Hampton and have 3 wonderful kids, Casey, Avery, and Annsley. These 3 kids are the pride and joy of their daddy's life.  I enjoy all sports and am a diehard Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Braves fan.