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Coaches

Head Coach
Scott Perry
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Coach Perry was named head football coach at Lake Mary High School on March 12, 2005.  He is a competitor with a fierce work ethic who has coaching experience both in the high school and college ranks.  A former student–athlete of LMHS, he returned home following coaching positions at Fletcher High School in Jacksonville, Florida and Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.

On the college level, Coach Perry served as a defensive assistant at Princeton University. In eight years, Coach Perry has helped 30 Lake Mary players go on to play college football at various levels. In 2012, he was named the Floriday Athletic Coaches Association 8A Desitrict Coach of the Year and selected as teh head coach for the East Squad for the Central Florida All Start game.

Education:

Nova Southeastern University 2001--Specialist Degree, Educational Leadership
University of Central Florida 1998--M.A. Social Science Education  
University of Florida 1996--B.A. History, Secondary Education 
2004--Earned National Board Teaching Certification in Social Studies

Family:

Coach Perry is married to the former Lynnette Roper and has two children: Brooke, 10, and Kent, 8.

Playing Career:

University of Florida:   A three year letter winner at Defensive End; Named All-SEC Academic Team 1993, 1994, 1995; Won three Southeastern Conference Championships; Participated in two Sugar Bowls, and one Fiesta Bowl, the National Championship Game.

Lake Mary High School:  A two-way starter at Offensive Tackle and Defensive End, Awarded the Coach’s Choice Award, and 2nd Team All Conference

Assistant Coaches
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Adam Donnelly- Offensive Coordinator/Running backs

Coach Donnelly is a graduate of Lake Mary High School. He played linebacker for the 1999 District Championship team. He went on to be a student coach at the University of Miami, coaching on both sides of the football as they played for the National Title. This is his seventh year coaching at LMHS. He and his wife Jessica have a daughter, Olivia.

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Joe Cianflone - Quarterbacks

With over 32 years of experience, Coach Cianflone has coached at all levels of football from youth to semi-professional. The last two years, he was the offensive coordinator for the LMP as they had a 10-0 season.

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Anthony Ballerino - Wide Receivers, Head JV Coach

Coach Ballerino is a graduate of Lake Mary High School. He played running back and receiver for the 1999 District Championship team. He graduated from Macmurray College with a degree in Sports Management and Business. This is his fifth year coaching at Lake Mary.

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Carl Tipton - Inside Linebackers

Played football for Seminole High School, was a two year varsity starter on the offensive line. Coach Tipton played college football at Kentucky Wesleyan College and was a three year starter. on the offensive line. Team captain his senior year and 2nd Team Mid-South Football Conference selection at center his senior year. For the last 10 years, he has served as LMHS's resource officer. He is the father of Josh, Jake, and Emily.

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John Fernandez - Defensive Line, JV Defensive Coordinator

Coach Fernandez played football for Leesburg High School, graduating in 1990. he went on to play college football at Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Coach Fernandez has been coaching football for the last 16 years, at Leesburg High and at the youth levels. This is his fourth season at LMHS.

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Mitch Whittington - Special Teams

Coach Whittington is a 1986 Graduate of Centreville Academy in Centreville, MS. Mitch coached at Centreville Academy for 2 years, Zachary High School for 1 year, and will be entering his 4th season at Lake Mary. He and his wife, Marybeth, have two children: Kody, 18 and Peyton, 14.

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Mike Christeas - Offensive Line

Coach Christeas played at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville. He went on to play offensive line for the University of Central FLorida. He has coached at several local high schools in Clermont.

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Zach Barr - Secondary/JV Defense

Coach Barr teaches math. He played football, basketball and baseball in high school and was a two year varsity quarterback for Belvidere High School in Belvidere, IL . Coach Barr coached Freshman/JV Quarterbacks coach at Rochelle Township High School and he also coached the OL/DL at South Lake High School in Clermont.

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Craig Daniels - Head Freshmen Coach

Coach Daniels is a 21 year veteran of the United States Navy where he served as a Chief Petty Officer. He attended Trident University and University of Maryland where he obtained his Bachelors Degree. Coach Daniels has Coached High School football and Basketball in Virginia as well as overseas. He has Coached at all levels of youth football. He is married to REbecca and has four children Christin, Cole, Hannah and Tyler.

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Pat Barrett - Outside LBs / JV Defensive Coordinator

Coach Barrett played high school football at Lake Mary from 2000 - 2003. He played offensive line and defensive line. He is also the assistant girls lacrosse coach and head girls weightlifting coach.


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655 Longwood Lake Mary Road
Lake Mary, FL 32746
(407) 320-9550
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Last updated: February 26, 2014