Two of Florida’s top programs could have head coaching changes

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by Jeff Fisher

IMG Ascenders footballMedia reports are swirling that there could be changes at the top of theBooker T. Washington Tornadoes Booker T. Washington and IMG Academy football programs.

First, Football Scoop reported that IMG’s Chris Weinke is going to accept a job as the quarterbacks coach with the St. Louis Rams.  Last season, Weinke, a Heisman Trophy winner, led IMG to a 10-1 record and a #15 ranking in High School Football America’s Non-Public Schools Top 25.

In only its third year of football, the school, that doesn’t participate in the Florida High School Athletic Association playoffs, beat New Jersey’s St. Peter’s Prep, which finished#16 in the nation in our final High School Football America Top 25, and Florida 3A champ Trinity Christian.

Meanwhile, the Miami Herald is reporting that Tim Harris, Jr. will be leaving BTW to become the running backs coach at Florida International.  Harris led the Tornadoes to their third straight Florida title in 2014 after taking over the program after his dad left to take a coaching position at the University of Miami.

Booker T is currently on a 41-game win streak.  The Tornadoes finished #6 in the nation last year in our proprietary rankings’ algorithm.


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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.