A chat with St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) head coach Roger Harriott

St. Thomas Aquinas Roger Harriott

With two “mythical” national championships on its resume to go along with eight Florida state championships, St. Thomas Aquinas is no stranger to the national spotlight.  Fresh off its 2014 7A title and a #9 ranking in the final 2014 High School Football America Top 25, the Raiders start the season ranked #8 in our Preseason Top 25.

Saturday at the 3rd annual Miami Dolphins High School Media Day, I spoke with first-year head coach Roger Harriott, who takes over for Rocco Casullo, about a wide range of subjects.

The first question I asked Harriott was does he feel pressure taking over the reigns of St. Thomas Aquinas, one of America’s elite programs?  He said he doesn’t.  Find-out why below.

The next question was on his thoughts on national rankings.  Hear what he has to say below.

My final question centered on what Harriott, who led University School to a Florida state title and a #11 ranking in the 2012 High School Football America Top 25, is looking for from his team during fall camp.  Listen below.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.