Having to replace Rick Rodriguez was no easy task for Largo, especially after 14 years of success on the field.
However, the Packers believe they have found their man in assistant Marcus Paschal, a standout under Rodriguez.
Paschal, who played for the Packers from 2000 until 2001, went on to play for a major Division I FBS program. He played for the Iowa Hawkeyes and eventually had a five-year career in the National Football League. Since leaving the league he has been an assistant for his alma mater.
Paschal who beat out over 90 applicants for the head coaching position, will take over a program that has won its district nine straight years and has been in the mix to be a possible state title contender in Class 6A.
Largo went 8-3 during the 2013 and was 18-4 in the last two seasons that included a 10-0 perfect regular season in 2012.
Largo, like many other teams in Florida, will start spring practice on May 1.