Former Northeast assistant principal for athletics Greg Zornes has been named to the same post at Countryside. Zornes, who has also been at Largo and Osceola, takes over at a school that has had some problems in its athletic department in the past year.
In October the school was disciplined by the Pinellas County Office of Professional Standards for not turning in the correct paperwork for a football assistant coach. And Countryside was forced to forfeit six football games, was fined and put on two years probation when it was determined paperwork for Canadian transfer quarterback Christian Strong was not filed.
Zornes brings an impressive resume as a teacher and administrator. He has been at Northeast since 2009 and was also the eleventh grade administrator. He has served on the board of directors for the Florida High School Athletic Association since 2007, including two years as president. He currently serves as a member of the FHSAA’s representative assembly, which passes bylaws. Prior to becoming an administrator, Zornes was a math teacher at Osceola for 22 years.