Dunedin High School Names New Head Coaches For 2010-2011 Football Season

Top Quote As the new school year unfolds, Dunedin High School in Dunedin, Florida has a new look on the football field. End Quote
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (1888PressRelease) August 12, 2010 - Jack Benson, veteran football coach, has been assigned the task of building the Dunedin High School student athletes into a playoff caliber team. As a multi-sport coach for 29 years and a teacher for 16 years, Jack Benson is ready to face the challenge of building the Dunedin Falcon Football program and taking his team to the playoffs and beyond. Football is a family rite as his father was an All- American football player at Mississippi State and head coach at Trinity High School in Mississippi where he won a state championship.

    Also, his grandfather coached at the University of Southern Mississippi. A member of the community for 23 years, Mr. Benson and his wife has three children, one of whom graduated Dunedin High School and one who currently attends. The 2010-2011 Varsity Falcon Football season will be the proving ground with ten games against old and new opponents. "We look forward to the challenges of taking this organization to the next level by focusing on academics, athletics, and character."

    On the Junior Varsity front, Denis Gillen, also a veteran of the youth football leagues has been named head coach. "Nothing is more valuable than hard work and execution," explains Denis Gillen, head coach of the Dunedin Falcon Jr. Varsity Football team. Mr. Gillen has coached many levels of football for over 18 years. One of the highlights of his coaching career was coordinating the offense for Fort Pierce Central to the state playoffs. He has been instrumental in assisting many student athletes obtain college scholarships at various programs including, University of Central Florida, Central Connecticut, FAMU, Florida International, Florida Atlantic University, Pittsburgh and more. The aspect of coaching that he is most proud of is the positive relationships he has developed with his student athletes for life. His philosophy of coaching focuses on discipline, respect, teamwork, and most importantly, hard work. He states: "If it's free, it costs too much."

    Visit www.dunedinfalconfootball.com for all the latest!

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