December 8, 2023

New Umatilla High Football Tradition Is A Big Win

0.8 min read| Published On: December 8th, 2023|

By Kyle Coppola

New Umatilla High Football Tradition Is A Big Win

0.8 min read| Published On: December 8th, 2023|

A new Umatilla High Football tradition has been established by first year head coach Eric Samuels. The Umatilla High Football team may have had a tough year, but one thing is for sure, they have some amazing leadership. The new tradition involves seniors who pick a member of the Umatilla High School staff who had the biggest impact on them during their time at Umatilla High.

The new tradition was an instant success. Coach Eric Samuels has been receiving a ton of praise for this gesture and it is one that I hope schools will adopt. Not only are athletics important but school is just as equally imporant.

Principal Fraizer has been doing an incredible job with the Umatilla High program the past few years. Teachers at Umatilla High were presented with a shirt to show appreciation for the impact that they had on these young men’s lives.

Shout out to this great idea and we are so happy to see the teachers being recognized for their hard work. Go Bulldogs!

Photo Credit – Eric Samuels

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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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