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Harriott to coach at Syracuse University

One moment Roger Harriott is planning next Wednesday’s National Signing Day, and then he is on an airplane headed to Syracuse University.

Harriott, who started the football program at University School and elevated the Suns to a status where many have admired what this team has done in a short period of time, is the new running backs coach for the Orange.

“Talk about a quick decision,“ Harriott said. “They offered and it was something I simply could not pass up. A great move for the entire family.“

Harriott, who starred at St. Thomas Aquinas before heading off to college, had turned University School into a budding power among 2B schools. In fact, he been planning next Wednesday’s National Signing Day party in Davie early in the morning for a number of players who were heading off to college - including defensive lineman Max Beaulieu and defensive back Brice Hawkes, who committed to Syracuse.

Miami Carol City defensive back Gareef Glashen was also a commitment to Syracuse.

“I cannot say enough about the administration, students and parents at University School,” Harriott said. “While it’s tough to leave, I know that we started something that will continue. Leaving was never an option, but to coach at a school like Syracuse is a life-changing decision.”

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