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Southridge hires Lamont Green as new football coach

 

Lamont Green led South Miami’s football team to its first playoff victory in nearly a quarter century this past season.

Starting next week, Green will start working on returning his alma mater, Southridge, to state championship status.

Green, a former All-American linebacker at Southridge and standout at Florida State University, told The Miami Herald Friday morning he has been hired as Southridge’s new football coach.

"I always knew one day I’d be back [at Southridge]," Green said. "I didn’t think it would happen this fast though. The opportunity was there and I couldn’t pass it up."

Green takes over for Patrick Burrows, who stepped down last month to pursue an administrative position in Miami-Dade County. Burrows led the Spartans to a pair of district championships in the past three seasons and a berth in the Class 8A regional finals last season.

Green is hoping to continue to elevating Southridge to the championship status it enjoyed in the early 1990s when it won a pair of state championships under Don Soldinger.

"We have some outstanding players at that school, and if we can keep them disciplined they can be very successful," Green said. I’m going to try to bring an offense that is more conducive to the explosive athletes that are there.

"But my mentality has always been tough defense. You hit a team hard on the field and get their attention. If we can do those things, the wins will pile up from there."

Green led South Miami to a 9-3 record this season in his first season as a high school head coach in Dade. The Cobras made their first playoff appearance in six seasons, and won a playoff game for the first time since 1987. South Miami had won only three games combined over the prior three seasons.

Green said his two assistant coaches this past season – offensive coordinator Charles Rackley and offensive line coach William Campbell – will join him at Southridge. Green said he will meet the team Tuesday.

"I enjoyed my time at South Miami and I appreciate the opportunity, but Southridge is where my heart has always been," Green said. "I couldn’t wait and watch someone else get the job and then who knows when it would have ever been open again. I had to come back."

 

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Who ever this guy is posting stuff is a hater and I hope he isn't a coach. ....personal feelings should be placed on a blog site. ..Bruh I suggest you find something to do with time did Lamont knock your helmet off or are you a angry parent whose kid didn't make the team ....Aww tisk tisk I don't see many ex nfl,ncaa, players coming back to coach highschool sport and coaches are not role models when its done right wins/loses, management, discipline, molding kids to adults and how to be strong willed is the modeling for coaches scrub. ...

downSOUTHdeep

by selling the kids in south miami a dream that he's not leaving! yea, he really cares...

The Real "Greg Smith"

That's right go ahead and bash the brother. That's what black folk do....crabs in a bucket. Instead of hating, pick up the phone and congratulate him, better yet go out to Southridge and help make a difference

MIDNIGHT RIDER

I don't know what is wrong with some of these people, but grow up!!! These guys sound like the typical guy who did not make it and YOU are trying to find someone to blame.You guys stay away from the program, you would be no help at all!!! Find JESUS!!

JOE

Welcome aboard no I mean Welcome Back!!! Lamont, like the old Al Davis say "JUST WIN" . It's about time Southridge got a TRUE SPARTAN to teach these kids the RIDGE Tradition. This is coming from The Ridge Class of 98' & 93'. Once a Spartan always a Spartan. Great job at South Miami this past season along with Coach Campbell. You know WE Spartans expect Excellence and nothing less . I'm glad i can send my son back to DA RIDGE, So do what you do... "FOR THE STRENGTH OF THE PACK IS THE WOLF AND THE STRENGTH OF THE WOLF IS THE PACK"!!!

The Real Southridge

Stop it, Southridge. You don't think they did their research. Learn how to spell and leave it alone.A Real Spartan would not have went in like you did, which indicates that your an outsider, and they don't matter in Sparta(only the 300 matters no outsiders). Oh yeah and change your name you don't rep that Ridge.

UNOWHO305

CONGRATS LAMONT WISH YOU THE BEST WELCOME BACK DO WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS DONE WIN. CORAL REEF, SOUTH DADE, KILLIAN, AND PALMETTO WILL BE TOUGHER THAN CORAL PARK, CORAL GABLES, MIAMI HIGH,BUT COLUMBUS SHOULD HAVE PREPARED YOU. LET'S GET IT

JOE

Who ever this Southridge cat is. All I want to say to you is "WHAT GOES AROUND COMES BACK AROUND LIKE A HULA HOOP ". All Spartan Stick together. Do what you do Lamont.

RODNEY,BELLINGER

Dont worry MR.Green you'll do great im a ex Nfl miamidade public school / univ of miami Graduated who's try to be come a firstime +


Headcoach runnig into unprofessional people as well so keep your head up lamont you'll be be fine!

Ex killiansr high  j.v Headcoach

Thankyou Mr.Rodney, Bellinger that was very proffessional of you I to agree feel Mr.Green wil be a great fit for that program he;s a local kid who did things the right way an wants to share that experince with kids like yourself WHO ALSO CAME BACK AN HAS BEEN COACHING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FOR YEARS NOW HERE IN DADE COUNTY WERE YOU WERE WANTS A STAR at CORAL, GABLES HIGH . Thats a dream within its self hay Rodney why dont you JOIN HIS STAFF you were a ALL AMERICAN FOOTBALL PLAYER. Wow two former NFL professionals on ONE TEAM THAT WOULD BE A KIDS DREAM come true PS AT LEASE WITH YOU TO GUYS WORKING TOGETHER I KHOW MY KID WILL BE PREPARED THE RIGHT WAY FOR COLLAGE AN FOOTBALL WoW?????


dade county foitball

Rodney shut your mouth, didn't you smoke to??

Ridgethatdeal

First off all yall that's hating on Lamont Green need to do your home work on his track record.

the real deal

Lamont is a good coach, but yall need to stop it like he not smoked out.. that's what he do but that don't mean he is not a good coach... Do your thang lamont

JAMES HAYES

WENT TO SOUTHRIDGE IN EARLY 80'S,THE TEAM WAS A FORCE TO BE RECONED WITH.SURE HOPE THEY CAN GET BACK TO THAT STATUS.

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