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ABOUT JOE COHEN

Coach Cohen was born in Melbourne and played high school football for the Palm Bay Pirates. Cohen played college football for the University of Florida, and was a member of a BCS National Championship team. He was picked by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played professionally for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL) and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
QUICK NOTES:
  • Played football for Palm Bay Pirates and the University of Florida
  • Member of a BCS National Championship team
ABOUT DEREK SMITH

Coach Smith was a 4 year starter and All-American Senior Year DE/DT for Chowan University. He coached for 2 Years at Chowan as the D-Line coach. Coach Smith was the Defensive Coordinator for Palm Bay for 9 years. Eight time District Champs, Four Final 4's and Two-time State Champs. He then became the Head Coach for Bayside for 5 years and lead them to 3 Playoff appearances. First in Bayside High School history. Two-time District Champs and Two regional championship appearances. Three-time FACA 5A District 12 Coach of the year. Head Coach of 2010 Brevard County All-star team. 2010 Assistant Head Coach for Central Florida All-stars. 2010 FACA North Florida Coach. Coach Smith has been married to his wife Christina for 21 years. They have two children Elizabeth 14 and Austin 12.


QUICK NOTES:
  • Three-time FACA 5A District 12 Coach of the Year
  • Married to Christina. Two children; Elizabeth and Austin