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Wed. April 28, 2010 | Bob Putnam | Email

Dunedin's Mark Everett was fired as football coach by administrators on Wednesday.

"It came as surprise to me," said Everett, who has been with the Falcons for 11 seasons.

Everett said he will remain a teacher at the school but was not given a reason for the coaching change by administrators. The move comes four days before spring practice begins.

Dunedin principal Paul Summa declined to comment about Everett's dismissal, and he said a timetable to find a new coach has not been set.

"This has been my dream job," Everett said. "I've worked with great coaches and great people. Whatever path the administration decided is up to them. But I have nothing but fond memories here." 

A former assistant coach at Lakewood, Everett took over the Falcons in 1999. He struggled his first three seasons before getting Dunedin on track. In his last seven seasons, the Falcons made the playoffs six times, including four straight appearances from 2005-08. Dunedin went 1-9 this past season, and Everett's overall mark was 57-61.

"I still have a passion for coaching," Everett said. "But this will allow me to step back a litle and spend more time with my family."

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