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TAMPA - Jerrell Cogmon is giving up football so he can return to school. The second-year Leto coach resigned Thursday, citing his desire to obtain his doctorate.
"It was (a difficult decision)," Cogmon said. "I consulted with a lot of people."
A first-time head coach, Cogmon was 4-16 overall, 3-7 in 2004. One of his biggest victories was a 41-40 overtime triumph over Sickles, which turned out to be his final game. Also noteworthy was that the Falcons played eventual Class 4A champion Armwood closer than all but two teams. They lost 37-16 and drew praise from Hawks coach Sean Callahan.
"I think Jerrell did a great job," Callahan said. "He loved those kids and those kids played hard for him. And that's how I evaluate a coach. I was very impressed with the work Jerrell did. It's a tough job over there and he gave a heck of an effort. He'll be missed."
Cogmon, 30, played linebacker at Plant and later for Bethune-Cookman College. He received a master's degree in leadership from Nova Southeastern.
Cogmon, who will continue to teach Special Learning Disabilities at Leto until the end of the semester, said he likely will try for his doctorate at either Nova or South Florida.
"It was really fun," Cogmon said. "I had a chance to coach some really good kids. Maybe I'll coach again, but I don't see it in my immediate future."
COMMITMENT: Plant free safety Ronnie Moore committed to Brown University, giving first-year Panthers coach Robert Weiner his first player to commit to a college.
Moore, a hard hitter who totaled 83 tackles, an interception and two fumble recoveries last season, picked Brown over Columbia, Princeton and Davidson. Moore is a straight-A student and scored 1370 on the SAT.
"Ronnie was one of the top character players I've ever been around," said Weiner, who was an assistant at Jesuit for almost 20 years before coming to Plant. "He did everything that was ever asked of him."