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Brian Surcy steps down as Bloomingdale football coach



Bloomingdale football coach Brian Surcy has resigned for personal reasons, athletic director Donny Peek said Tuesday.

Surcy coached the Bulls for two seasons, going 10-11. The decision comes five weeks before spring practice starts.

Peek said the school will post the position on the county website before posting it with the Florida High School Athletic Association.

“We don’t really have a timetable at this point,” Peek said. “We want to make sure we find the right person for the job.”

Surcy graduated from Bloomingdale in 1996 and was a running back at USF. He worked as an assistant with the Bulls and at Middleton and Tampa Catholic.

In 2007, Surcy applied to become the coach at his alma mater and was passed over. Seven years later, he got his chance when he was promoted to replace John Booth, who took the head coaching job at Bradenton Manatee.

Surcy inherited a solid nucleus of players from Booth and went a school record 9-2 and guided the program to just its second playoff appearance. The Bulls could not duplicate that success last season, going 1-9. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 5:25pm]


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