High School Football

Former star Warrick among 55 hopefuls to apply for Southeast’s football coaching vacancy

Southeast High head coach Rashad West resigned from the position three weeks ago. Since then, more than 50 applicants have submitted their names for a chance to take over the head coaching position.
Southeast High head coach Rashad West resigned from the position three weeks ago. Since then, more than 50 applicants have submitted their names for a chance to take over the head coaching position. Herald file photo

In the three weeks since Rashad West resigned as Southeast High’s head football coach, 55 candidates have submitted applications to be his successor.

The program that Paul Maechtle built into a powerhouse with two state championships in the mid-1990s is looking for its third head coach since Maechtle’s retirement after John Warren and West lasted two years apiece in the job.

High school and college coaches are among those who have applied.

Here are a couple names that stand out from the group:

Brett Timmons: Previously was the head coach and athletic director at Out-of-Door Academy, where he built the Thunder’s football program from the ground up. He has one state semifinal appearance under his belt and played at Southeast as part of the Seminoles’ state championship years. Also, he played college ball at Tulane, revered for its tough academic standards, alongside former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Shaun King during the Green Wave’s perfect 1998 season.

Peter Warrick: Briefly spent time as an assistant toward the end of Maechtle’s long tenure at Southeast. Famous for his playing career that arguably should have included a Heisman Trophy for his on-field performances at Florida State University. He was a multiple state champ at Southeast in football, basketball and track.

Baraka Atkins: Played high school ball at Sarasota Booker before playing at the University of Miami and in the NFL. The former defensive end was the defensive coordinator on brother Dumaka’s staff this past season at Booker.

Elgin Hicks: A former Punta Gorda Charlotte star wide receiver who played at South Florida and one NFL season, he is an assistant with his high school alma mater.

Jason Dill: 941-745-7017, @Jason__Dill

Full list of applicants for Southeast High head coaching job

Jameson Allen

Christopher Amos

Baraka Atkins

Marlon Bennet

Van Brown

David Carrington

Christopher Chartier

Keith Chattin

Brandon Clark

Simon Codrington

Angelo Cox

Bill Cranston

Buster Davis

Nicholas DiLorenzo

Kevin Fischer

Marvin Frazier

Donald Hanna

Gregory Harper

Ian Headley

Elgin Hicks

Chester Hightower

Brian Hudson

Anthony Johnson

Carl Kearney

Matthew Knauss

Cliff Lohrey

Scottie Littles

Kirk Mastromatteo

Joseph Mendes

Greg Miller

Damieon Mills

Brett Munroe

Jesse Norris

Cullen O’Brien

Brandon Pennington

Justin Polizzi

Jeremy Rigdon

Dan Schwartz

Michael Scott

Anthony Smith

Duane Stevens

Michael Styles

Brett Timmons

Winder Toussaint

Cantrell Tyson

Philip Vogt

Brad Vojcak

Chad Walker

Peter Warrick

Eilijah Weaver

Thomas Whidden

Charles Wiggins

Dale Williams

Mike Woodard

Courtney Young

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