SOUTHWEST MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES FOOTBALL
LAMONT GREEN NAMED NEW LINEBACKERS COACH
Lamont Green, former head coach at South Miami and Southridge, has joined the Southwest staff as linebackers coach. A 1994 graduate of Southridge High and Florida State University, he played for the Atlanta Falcons in 1999. After his playing career ended, Green earned a Master's Degree in Education from Nova Southeastern University. He began his coaching career as an assistant at Krop and became head coach at South Miami in 2011, taking over a team that had won only three games combined in its previous three seasons. Green led the Cobras to a 9-3 season and their first playoff victory since 1987. The next season, he was named head coach at Southridge, replacing former Southwest coach Patrick Burrows. In 2015, Green moved to Florida Christian where he served as assistant head coach. Among his many honors, he was named USA Today’s High School Defensive Player of the Year in 1993, All-ACC and team captain at FSU, and was the Miami Herald's Coach of the Year in 2011.
EAGLES PLAY IN NEW DISTRICT IN 2019
The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) has announced the new district alignments that will be in effect for both the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Southwest remains in the highest classification (8A) but moves south from district 15 to district 16. The 4-team district also includes Coral Reef, Palmetto and South Dade.
WRIGHT, WATSON RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS
Senior James Wright has received a scholarship offer from Concordia University Ann Arbor. The Cardinals, an NAIA school, were 10-3 this season. Wright, a wide receiver who averaged 7.7 yards per catch this season, is also a sprinter for the Eagles track team. Wright has received a second offer from the College of the Siskiyous, a community college in California. Senior Nick Watson has received an offer from Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida. Watson led the Eagles in receiving with 29 receptions for 632 yards and scored 11 of the team's 30 touchdowns this season.
Lamont Green is the Eagles new linebackers coach
DISTRICT 15 STANDINGS:
Team W-L Belen 5-0 SOUTHWEST 4-1 Braddock 3-2 Coral Reef 2-3 Ferguson 1-4 Varela 0-5