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Paul Horne - 2019 FACA Assistant Coach of the Year
      Each year, the Florida Athletic Coaches Association recognizes Florida’s most outstanding assistant coaches. Any coach, in any sport, who has been an assistant coach in the state of Florida for at least ten (10) years and who is a current member of the FACA, is eligible for the award. Those coaches with the highest verifiable point totals in the areas of coaching tenure, coaching publications, State Series champions coached, and coaching service each year are selected to receive this award.
     The 2019 recipient of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Outstanding Assistant Coach Award is Naples High School varsity football Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach Paul Horne.

     Coach Horne is in his 22nd season at NHS.  He is a graduate of William and Mary, where he was a two-year starter in football for The Tribe. Coach Horne teaches social studies at Naples High School. He is a National Board Certified Teacher, a Golden Apple Recipient, and a Collier County Social Studies Teacher of the Year. He has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.
     As a coach in the Golden Eagle football program Paul Horne has coached one All-American, two Florida North-South All-Star game participants, twenty-five collegiate linemen, fifteen All-State linemen, and numerous All-District/All-Conference/All-County linemen.  In 2016, he was a coach in the 2016 US Army All-American Football Bowl.

Congratulations Paul!
Defense unplugs the Lightning 23-7
If you like different ways to score, this game had it all.  Elan Sommala scored on 58 yard run on the Eagles 2nd play from scrimmage.  Dominiq Ponder ran one in from 19 yards to extend the lead to 14-0 with 3 1/2 minutes expired in the 2nd half.  After a crushing hit on the Lehigh QB, Slade Dollar added a touchdown on a 35-yard scoop and score and Naples was up 21-0.  The defense added on 2 more points with a safety and Naples extended their lead to 23-0.  Nick Herber's 27 yard Field goal attempt was blocked and the Lightning returned the loose ball for their only touchdown, and the final points of the game.

Next up, district contest # 2 and a visit to Barron Collier
Upcoming Events
  1. Thursday Sept 26
    Freshmen vs Barron Collier
    Staver Field 5:00PM
  2. Thursday Sep 26
    Junior Varsity vs Barron Collier
    Staver Field 7:00 PM
  3. Thursday Sept 19
    Junior Varsity
    Naples 49 Lely 6

at Cougar Stadium
7:00 PM

Naples Golden Eagles

Collier Cougars

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