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Spoto hires Caparaso as football coach

TAMPA — Spoto hired former Pasco coach Dale Caparaso as its new coach Thursday evening.

Caparaso coached at Pasco from 2003-06, compiling a 20-21 record. In his first two seasons, he took the Pirates to back-to-back 8-3 seasons and a pair of playoff appearances. But Pasco struggled in his final two years, and his tenure ended following a 3-7 season in 2006.

He takes over a Spoto program that was 3-7 in its first varsity season under Scott Palmer, who resigned this spring for personal reasons.

"We liked his experience and his enthusiasm to take our program to the next level," Spoto AD Stacie Breedlove said.

Last season, Caparaso was the defensive coordinator at Brandon and help the same job at Bloomingdale this spring.

"I really didn't look at Spoto as a young program vs. an experienced program," Caparaso said. "My interest peaked during the spring when we played against them in some 7-on-7 games. And the first couple times we played them, I realized they had some really good athletes."

Spoto hires Caparaso as football coach 06/06/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 10:46am]
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