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Alonso's Faedo takes 6A coach of year honor

Alonso's Landy Faedo, who guided the Ravens to a 26-4 record and the Class 6A region finals, was named 6A Coach of the Year in a statewide balloting of coaches and media representatives.

By JOEY KNIGHT
Published May 26, 2007


While Hillsborough County was overlooked in Florida Mr. Baseball balloting, one of its coaches didn't go unnoticed.

Alonso's Landy Faedo, who guided the Ravens to a 26-4 record and the Class 6A region finals, was named 6A Coach of the Year in a statewide balloting of coaches and media representatives.

Faedo edged Deland's Ric Sperling and Gainesville Buchholz's Bob Smith for the honor. Under Faedo, Alonso won the 27-team Saladino Tournament and Class 6A, District 7 title before falling to eventual state champion Sarasota 3-2 in the region finals.

Faedo is a finalist for the state's overall coach of the year award, to be presented after a final round of voting by reporters and coaches.

Joey Knight can be reached at jknight@sptimes.com or 813 226-3350.