An assistant coach at prep football powerhouse Armwood High School has been named head coach of the new Strawberry Crest High.
Todd Donohoe, 39, said he looks forward to being the coach when the school opens in August near Interstate 4 and McIntosh Road. He will also teach physical education there.
He said he will be busy hiring staff in time for the coming football season.
"I have a lot of things to do right away," he said.
Donohoe was strength coach at Armwood, which has won several state football titles. "I had the opportunity to work with the best for the last five years," he said.
He said he was forced to look for another job because his position teaching students serving in-school suspension at Armwood was being eliminated.
Donohoe graduated from Old Dominion University in Virginia. He also played a year of college ball as an inside linebacker at Cumberland College in Kentucky.
He was head coach at his alma mater, Dunedin High, from 1996 to 1998 and served as an assistant coach at Clearwater and Largo high schools.
He has been a teacher and coach for 14 years.
Strawberry Crest's teams will take the field as the Chargers. The team colors will be black, crimson and silver.