If it’s about high school athletics in Brevard County, it’s got to be about “Friday Night Locker Room.”
Doug Butler never asked his runners at Holy Trinity to do anything he wouldn’t do.
After Graduating From Rockledge High School Mitchell Made His Mark On Collegiate Football.
Building anything successfully from the ground floor up requires a lot of teamwork, time, work ethic and patience.
Space Coast Daily’s “Brevard Masters” series continues with an in-depth discussion with legendary Brevard County entrepreneur and champion basketball coach Tom Wasdin.
If doctors knew then what they know now, Bob Anderson might have had a professional football career similar to his college football career.
Don “The Dragon” Wilson won state, U.S. and world titles in the full-contact middleweight division.
Space Coast Daily, in cooperation with the Friday Night Locker Room, will host its annual “Media Day” for Brevard County prep and youth athletes on Sunday, August 18 at the incredible 31-acre Erdman Automotive dealerships in Cocoa, Florida.
Ted Ruta, a universally respected four-decade officiating veteran, has been nominated for consideration into the Class of 2020 of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.
When Tom Dooley was hired by Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame inductee Mike Riazzi 29 years ago to coach the Melbourne Central Catholic (MCC) baseball team, Ronald Reagan was President and Cal Ripken Jr. was heading to spring training preparing for year five of a consecutive games streak that would go on for 11 more seasons.
Caroline Marks’ career is the stuff of surfing legends. At 11, this goofy-footed ‘tween was the youngest girl to make the USA Surf Team. She is also the youngest female ever to surf in a World Surfing League Women’s Pro event.
Few have accomplished in their life as much as Brevard County resident Barbara Simmers Caywood. Capping a 46-year career in journalism, she retired in 2005 after covering generations of student-athletes and breaking down barriers as one of the first female sports writing professionals in America.
For Laurent Robinson, his time as a football player at Illinois State was much different than many. For him it wasn’t about the wins, it was about the preparation.
While the University of Miami in the 1980s was sometimes called “Quarterback U,” its defense was known for its speed and its intensity. And a major part of that was because of the play of Ronnie Lippett.
Since 2007, Coach Tyrone Giscombe has been an integral part of the lives of many student-athletes, volunteered more than 12,000 hours at three different area schools. He has mentored and coached student-athletes who have been on teams that have won a combined six state titles, nine district titles, 10 regional titles and three Cape Coast Conference titles in track.
Richard Sharpe is one of the most accomplished and talented soccer players to ever don the Florida Tech men’s soccer uniform. He holds the NCAA Division II and Florida Tech records for career goals (137) and points (321) and was a 1991, 1992 and 1993 first team All American.
Teresa Brantley Moon’s contributions to Florida Tech soccer earned her induction into Florida Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 2016. She the top career goal-scorer in Florida tech history, in addition to holding many other records.
Former World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion Pinklon Thomas has been a warrior, fighter and role model for disadvantaged and troubled youth at the University Boxing Gym in Melbourne. Thomas fought and defeated the very best heavyweight fighters the world could serve up, but his toughest fight has always been against the evils that plague our society through drugs and alcohol.
Coach Dabney Davis became the most successful AAU basketball coach in the history of Brevard County with an amazing won/loss record of 270-4. This was a county, state, and national record that has never been broken. He also coached junior high football and basketball. His three-year career won/loss record in football was 18-0, winning three straight County Championships.
Jimmy Black led the most prolific prep football team in the history of Brevard County – the 1972 Merritt Island Mustangs.