A Graduate of Duke University, he lettered four years and played linebacker under coach Steve Spurrier. He was a high school assistant for 5 years and has been a head coach for 7 years. Jim has been named Coach of the Year three times in the seven year
period as head coach. Jim became the inaugural Head Coach at Pine Ridge High School in Deltona, FL in 1994. There were no seniors and very few football players who transferred from the sister school in Deltona. That school only had one winning season in its history. Pine Ridge got whipped 65-0; 50-8;48-0 and consequently went 1-9. The
coaching staff regrouped and came up with the plan that is in this
package to turn the program around. The next year Pine Ridge went 8-2
and followed that with a 9-2 mark. Jim then took the Seminole High
job in January of 1997 and transformed a losing program, only 6 wins
the previous two seasons, into a playoff team that went 8-3. Jim
resigned as head football coach at Seminole in January of 2001 after
three state playoff appearances and two conference championships. He
will spend more time with his family and work to help coaches all
over the country to improve their football programs.
Former Assistant Head Coach at Seminole. Joe played offensive line at UCF, has coached the position, and been the offensive coordinator. He is remarkably organized and has spearheaded equipment and locker room management, as well as record keeping. He does a super job of game planning and keeping up with details in the midst of battle on Friday night. Coach Rago has also run the weightroom and been in charge of the major off-season incentive program.