Rocco Casullo stepped-down as the head coach at Florida-power St. Thomas Aquinas in January, but not before leading the Raiders to the state’s Class 7A title last season and a #9 ranking in the High School Football America Top 25 rankings algorithm. Casullo served as STA’s head coach for five years, taking over for the legendary George Smith, who still serves as the school’s athletic director.
Last month, Mater Academy hired Casullo to lead its program.
Coach Chris Fore, who is a partner with us at High School Football America, recently released an interview he did with Casullo before his resignation from STA. It’s part of Champions’ Locker Room series that can be found at CoachFore.org. Below is an excerpt of the interview.
2. What do you consider to be the most important aspect of your championship?