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Dave Moore resigns as Shorecrest football coach

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Mon. January 13, 2014 | Rodney Page | Email

Dave Moore resigns as Shorecrest football coach

Dave Moore has resigned as Shorecrest’s football coach after two seasons. Moore made the school aware of his decision Friday.

“My vision of what direction to take the team and their vision were two different things, let’s just leave it at that,’’ Moore said. “I just knew in my heart that it wouldn’t work out. But I’m glad I had this opportunity. If I didn’t do this and then my son (Jake) graduated and went off to college I would’ve regretted it.’’

Moore was 9-9 with the Chargers, who played as an independent in 2012 and went 7-3. They rejoined the Florida High School Athletic Association in 2013 and were 2-6 last season, 0-4 in Class 3A, District 5.

“I didn’t really see this coming, but we are thankful for the two years that Coach Moore was with us,” athletic director Tripp Welbourne said. “We’ll start the process of trying to find a new coach.”

Welbourne said he will accept applications for the next two weeks or so before conducting interviews.

Moore, 44, took over for longtime coach Phil Hayford. He was a big-name hire for the school after spending 15 years in the NFL, 13 with the Buccaneers (1992-2001, 2004-06). He is also a color analyst for Bucs radio broadcasts and owns Moore Resources Insurance in St. Petersburg.

Moore said he hoped the school would retain his assistant coaches. He was unsure if Jake, a freshman, will stay at Shorecrest.

“I haven’t decided on that yet, but right now I would say I doubt it,’’ Moore said.
 

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