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Bob Putnam, Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons

Holy Cap! Spoto coach drops 90 pounds



If the Spoto Spartans can pursue winning as intensely as their coach has pursued losing this offseason, they could run the table in Class 5A, District 8.

Veteran coach Dale Caparaso enters preseason drills 90 pounds lighter -- down to around caparaso.jpg190 -- than he was at the outset of 2012. Pictured is the "after" Caparaso, who helped arrange our photo shoot Wednesday with Spartans standouts (left to right) Traverrian Williams, Marc McCoy and Eric Moate.

The way he described it, Caparaso's weight-loss program demanded commitment with little complexity. He and wife Anne, also employed by the Hillsborough County school district, have subsisted primarily on vegetables and chicken in recent months (though they did splurge a bit on a recent cruise). They complement their diet with daily workouts on their elliptical machine, stationary bike and treadmill.


[Last modified: Saturday, August 25, 2012 12:21am]


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