May/30/13 10:28 PM
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.
Mar/07/13 08:45 AM
Northeast will begin its search for a new football coach this week because on Wednesday Donnell Bennett officially resigned.
Hurricanes athletic director Dawn Conrad-Booth confirmed Wednesday that Bennett had met with his players and told them he was stepping down as coach.
"We wish him well in his future endeavors," she said. "We'll interview applicants and we're going to hire the best person out there for Northeast High School."
Bennett, 40, who coached the Hurricanes for four seasons, said "it was time to move on."
"It was a family decision," Bennett said. "It is time to take a break. I still want to coach, but I'll wait and see what's out there."