Donnell Bennett named Coral Springs Christian football coach

Coral Springs Christian needed a football coach and they got a good one in Donnell Bennett..

Athletic Director Steve Fitzgerald confirmed that Bennett had been hired to take over the football program of Thursday

"We need to create a football environment here," Bennett said. "There are great people here and I feel this is the right time in my life to coach here. I'm looking forward to the challenge."

Bennett, 40, resigned from Northeast after four seasons at the Oakland Park school. He finished his tenure at Northeast with a 30-16 record. The Hurricanes qualified for the 2012 playoffs as the District 14-7A champion before losing to Dwyer in the regional quarterfinals.

Bennett is a graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High, played college at the University of Miami and was a running back in the NFL for eight seasons with the Kansas Coty Chiefs and Washington Redskins. He retired from the NFL following thr 2001 season.

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