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More Than A Game — Week 15: Robinson High

As football season begins to wind down, fans of the Hillsborough County prep sport are reminded that all good things must come to an end. ¶ As the season concludes, so too does the coaching career of Robinson High's head football coach. After 30 seasons as a football coach, 10 as a head coach and a total of 35 years teaching in the Hillsborough County School District, Mike DePue is retiring. ¶ "I'm going to miss the camaraderie of the coaching staff at Robinson and the coaches in the county," said DePue. "I'll miss developing relationships with the kids most of all." ¶ And what a final season to go out with. After last week, Robinson is the last county team still on the journey to a state championship. ¶ For DePue, the goal is clear: to win a state title. ¶ "It's been a magic carpet ride," said DePue of his final season. ¶ For someone who says, "I'm as passionate in the classroom as I am on the football field," it will be tough to walk away from a long successful football career. So, what does DePue look forward to be doing as his former team works out in the hot Florida summer sun? ¶ "I'm going to be a snowbird," said DePue. "I want to travel, I want to enjoy life. There is so much to do."

More Than A Game — Week 15: Robinson High 12/06/12 [Last modified: Thursday, December 6, 2012 3:30am]
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