Brandon releases head coach applicants



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Fri. February 10, 2012 | Laura Keeley | Email

Five former Hillsborough County head coaches and another from Pinellas County are among the 31 applicants for Brandon's football head coach position. Athletic director Tibor Kovacs released the names of the applicants following a request from the Tampa Bay Times

In addition to the former head coaches—Hugh Dehnert (Leto), Gerold Dickens (Strawberry Crest), Todd Donohoe (Strawberry Crest), Mark Kantor (Gaither), Sean Washington (Blake) and Phil Hayford (Shorecrest Prep)—other applicants may be familiar as well. Chartric "Chuck" Darby was a defensive tackle on the 2003 Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers team, Ronald Selesky was a former assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Storm (and current director of player personnel for the AFL's Cleveland Gladiators) and Brian Surcy is a former Bloomingdale standout who went on to play for USF. The 31 applicants are the most any of the seven Hillsborough County openings drawn this offseason.  

Brandon is seeking a replacement for John Lima, who, as reported by the Times on Dec. 15, was forced out after amassing a 29-35 record over six seasons. The Eagles have made the playoffs in each of the past two seasons. 

Here is the complete list:

Isaac Anderson

Bruce Barberi

Carlos Blake

Ezzard Bryant

Michael Burns

Chartric Darby

Hugh Dehnert 

Huguens Dessources

Gerold Dickens

Carlos Dixon

Todd Donohoe

Anthony Givins

Joseph Hammond

Aaron Harris

Mike Hayde

Phil Hayford

Mark Hodges

John Iannucci

Ronald Johnson

Mark Kantor

Kyle Kesselring

Matthew Kitchel

Ny'lka Long

Chris Pike

Trevor Porter

Jeffery Schaum

Ronald Selesky

Brian Surcy

Sean Washington

Johsua Weber

Tyler Zebkar


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