Former USF assistant coach Rick Kravitz and a handful of former high school head coaches headline the list of 17 applicants for Ridgewood’s vacant football coaching job.
It's the Times' policy to request applicants for football coaching jobs. The school released the list this morning but said no interviews have been scheduled.
Kravitz, a St. Petersburg native, was the Bulls’ co-defensive coordinator and assistant head coach. He spent 10 years at USF before leaving in 2006 to go to North Carolina State. He’s also coached at Western Michigan and Youngstown State.
Former head coaches who have applied include Hugh Dehnert (Leto), Mark Kantor (Gaither) and Phil Hayford (Shorecrest Prep).
Former college coach Pat Stewart is one of the other applicants. His previous jobs include stints as defensive coordinator at NCAA Division II Nebraska Kearney and head coach at Western State College, a D-II school in Colorado.
The complete list:
Joshua Weber: Former Alonso and Leto assistant
Hugh Dehnert: Former Leto head coach
Ron Selesky: Former Tampa Bay Storm assistant
Pat Stewart: Former college assistant
Richard Kravitz: Former USF assistant
Lynne Simmons: Ridgewood assistant
Mark Kantor: Former Gaither head coach
Phil Hayford: Former Shorecrest Prep head coach
Steven Humphrey: Suwannee assistant
William Capanna: Former CCC assistant
Jeff Schaum: Lakeland Victory Christian coach