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Former Dunedin coach Mark Everett among 10 finalists for school's football position

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Wed. March 9, 2011 | Bob Putnam | Email

Last year, Mark Everett was fired as Dunedin's football after 11 seasons.

Now, he wants his job back.

Everett was the most recognizable name among 86 applicants who applied to become the Falcons next head coach. The job opened after first-year coach Jack Benson resigned in February, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family according to school administrators.

Besides Everett, the other finalists. are: Danny Adams, Corey Brinson, Carlton Cotner, Denis Gillen, Antonio Knox, Max Smith, Russell Rogers Jr., Byron Walker, Shane Wheeler.

The school started interviewing candidates on Wednesday and will be done on Thursday, principal Rueben Hepburn said. A coach could be named as early as next week.

 Everett was dismissed as a coach April 28 last year. He said at the time he was surprised at the decision and said he was given no explanation for the coaching change by the administration. Hepburn is in his first-year as the school's principal.

A former assistant at Lakewood, Everett took over the Falcons in 1999. He struggled his first three season 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 during Everett's last season in 2009. His overall mark is 57-61.

 

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