February 7, 2024

Lake & Sumter County Girls Basketball Coach of the Year Voting

0.8 min read| Published On: February 7th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Lake & Sumter County Girls Basketball Coach of the Year Voting

0.8 min read| Published On: February 7th, 2024|

Who should be Lake County’s girls basketball coach of the year? The nominations are below. Choose your favorite and why they are most deserving. We have given a short list of their accomplishments this season below. The winner will be announced in a few weeks time.

Sean Campbell (Leesburg High School) 

Sean Campbell took the Lady Yellow Jackets program from last to first this season. The girls team only won a single game last season. This year they went 20-1 in the regular season.

Quez Porter (The Villages Charter High School) 

Quez Porter became The Villages all-time winning head coaches for the girls program this season.

Cameron Ware (Umatilla High School) 

Cameron Ware has led the Umatilla Lady Bulldogs to the best season in program history.

Vincent Brown (Wildwood Middle High School) 

Has been to the state championship finals two years in a row. Looking to make that a third year in a row in 2024 and hopefully win it all this year.

Perry Petruccelli (MDCA) 

Coach Petruccelli always guides his players on the right path both mentally and spiritually.

Donna Forrest (Lake Minneola High) 

With a record of 52-18 since taking over this program 3 years ago coach Forrest is one of the best coaches in Lake County.

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    11 February 8, 2024 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Vincent Brown (Wildwood Middle High School)

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    Aubrey Alleyne February 9, 2024 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Voting for Perry

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    Holly Bierworth February 9, 2024 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Coach Perry is effective in Identifying each individual’s strengths to determine their best position placement for the greater good of the entire team.

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    Gary Crawford February 9, 2024 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Great guy and Coach.

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    L. Gili March 12, 2024 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Who won?

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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