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Each Wednesday during the offseason we will take a look at all the coaching changes that have taken place that has been reported, as well as report on any new ones that we very little information for at the current time that cannot fit in a story on their own. Our goal with the weekly notebooks is to keep you updated on the latest coaching changes ongoing around the Sunshine State.
If you know of or hear of any coaching changes that we might have missed, please feel free to email us those updates at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mahler steps down at Hudson
Robbie Mahler has reportedly stepped down after two seasons at Hudson, citing family reasons for stepping down, according to Mahler, himself. The news was first reported by Andy Villamarzo Wednesday morning.
— Andy Villamarzo (@avillamarzo) November 16, 2016
— Coach Mahler (@rMahler82) November 16, 2016
The change marks the 25th head coaching change on The Original Coaches Moving Van™ report for 2017.
Mahler finishes at Hudson with an 11-9 record over the last two seasons including a postseason bowl win over Brooksville Central last week.
Riverdale seeks new head coach
It looks like Riverdale is seeking their third head coach in as just as many seasons, according to a classified ad posted on the FHSAA website.
The change marks the 26th head coaching change on The Original Coaches Moving Van™ report for 2017.
Riverdale, who hired Tom Roszell back to the position for a second time officially in March went 2-7 this past season. The Raider finished third in the three-team District 7A-12. Roszell previous served as head coach from 2007-2009 as well on an interim basis in 2013.
Applications for the position are being accepted through the end of November, according to the ad.
Lake Weir looking for a new for new leader
Ocala Lake Weir will be seeking out their fourth head coach since 2010 as it appears Tim Hicks has been let go.
A classified advertisement for the position went up Tuesday on the FHSAA website seeking applications for the position through the end of November.
The change marks the 27th head coaching change on The Original Coaches Moving Van™ report for 2017.
Hicks leaves the program with a record of 11-20. His best season came in 2015 when the Hurricanes finished 5-6 that included postseason bowl game loss to Baker County.
Hernando coach Bill Vonada resigns
After three seasons, the Bill Vonada-era at Hernando High School is over.
The news was first posted to FootballScoop.com yesterday that Vonada has been let go and was confirmed by the website, HernandoSport.com earlier today.
Vonada told HernandoSport.com that he ended up resigning after being told that there was doubt in the building that he could be the person to take the Hernando football program to the next level after inheriting a messy situation back in 2014. He indicated that the school wanted to stay on as an assistant coach or consultant to the new head coach, but declined and decided to resign.
Vonada’s resignation marks the 28th head coaching change on The Original Coaches Moving Van™ for 2017.
More quiet changes among teams in the Tampa Bay-area
The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that there have been several other changes made season the start of the offseason.
The changes include Brian Emanuel resigning from Alonso (first reported initially by Big County Preps), Adam Hill leaving Blake, Dale Caparaso resigning from Spoto (first reported initially by Big County Preps) as well as Mark Lee stepping down as head coach at Weeki Wachee.
Those changes mark the 29th through 32nd coaching changes on The Original Coaches Moving Van™ for 2017.
Dale Caparaso resigns as the Spoto HS head football coach. Brian Emanuel also resigned as the Alonso HS head football coach last week.
— BIG COUNTY PREPS (@BigCountyPreps1) November 9, 2016
Other Recent Coaching Changes
Atlantic Coast – STORY: Atlantic Coast’s Elliot steps down after two seasons
Glades Central – STORY: Casko steps down as head coach at Glades Central
Centennial – STORY: Centennial’s Ron Parker hanging up the coaching whistle