Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Dunedin football turns to longtime Pinellas County assistant Mitch Disney

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Mitch Disney has been named the new football coach at Dunedin. Disney, 33, takes over for Todd Brooks, who was 0-10 in his only season as head coach. The Falcons have lost 24 straight games dating to the 2014 season.

"This is something that I've wanted to do for a long time," said Disney, who has been an assistant coach in Pinellas County for the past 10 years, most recently at Northeast. "I know I'm not walking into an undefeated program. It's a program that needs rebuilding. We need to get the numbers up and get the right kids who want to work hard. It means walking the halls and being at the lunch tables, trying to find players who want to be a part of turning things around."

Disney will be Dunedin's third coach in as many years. Matt LePain was the head coach in 2015 prior to Brooks. Disney said he does not yet have a teaching position at the school but the plan is to have one by the fall. He said he is in the process of building a coaching staff. He doesn't believe any of the coaches at Northeast will fill his staff at Dunedin.

Dunedin begins the 2017 season on Aug. 25 at Clearwater.

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