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Tue. April 27, 2010 | Izzy Gould | Email

Brian Colding had some options, but ultimately went with his heart.

The former Wesley Chapel assistant has joined Pasco's staff, taking an offer from coach Tom McHugh. The duo worked together on Wesley Chapel's staff for six seasons.

Colding had applied for Wesley Chapel's head coaching job after the school advertised the position last winter. The school ultimately hired former Pasco quarterback Ben Alford signaling a step in a new direction.

Colding said he will continue to teach at Wesley Chapel, then head to Pasco for football practice in the afternoon.

"Wesley Chapel wanted to go in a different direction," Colding said. "This was an opportunity for me to expand. I still have aspirations of being a head coach, and this will help me develop as a professional in a new environment. ...When you have your eyes set on the bull's-eye for quite a few years and it doesn't happen, you have to reassess . What person better to do that with than someone I coached with for six years?"

Colding is not the only former Wildcats assistant to find new work. Pat Fortunato also has joined Pasco staff, and former Wildcats assistants Bud Hodgins and Dave Sloan have accepted assistant jobs at Wiregrass Ranch.

Also on the move, former Land O'Lakes assistant Tim White has taken a job at Fivay, Gators coach Matt Kitchie said.

igould@tampabay.com

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