New Immokalee Football Coach Opens Up About Second Chance

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New Immokalee Head Football Coach

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Last week, Immokalee High School named offensive coordinator Dale More as their new head football coach.

He was over the moon.

“It was very exciting for me,” said More. “It’s what you coach for.”

That’s because his new gig wasn’t just a job — it was a second chance.

Before coming to Immokalee as offensive coordinator last year, More was the head coach at Cypress Lake High School.
In two seasons, he compiled a record of 1 and 17. He was fired after an on-field incident that left 26 of his players suspended for fighting.

But More thinks that everyone has been through rough times in their life.

“I believe that sometimes God has to put you in a place — to get you to a place,” said More, “and that’s what I feel like has happened here.”

Just two years removed from Cypress Lake, More is now the head coach of one of the most storied high school football programs in Southwest Florida.

“I really do feel that things happen for a reason. And I’m just really excited about this situation and moving on from that one.”

Immokalee hasn’t had a coach for more than three years since legendary Coach Jim Weber left in 2008. He lead the Indians to their lone state title in 2004.

“I feel very blessed to be able to walk the path that Coach Weber did,” said More.

“He’s a hero of mine. We talk weekly.”

More explained that he was happy to be a head coach again — and at a school where football is king.

“What a great position this is to be in. I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be to coach.”

And how’s this for timing?

Last week, More planned to take his family on a trip to Disney World this weekend.

This week, he’s hired as the head coach at Immokalee.

“It’s now kind of a kick-off celebration,” said More.

“We’re going to go there, have fun, but when we get back on Monday — We’re going to get rolling.”



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