Fort Myers football coach surprised with Super Bowl 54 tickets

Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Fort Myers HS football head coach Sam Sirianni shakes hands with Tommy Bohanon, NFL free agent, after receiving tickets to Super Bowl 54, following Fort Myers’ 53-0 win over East Lee County HS.

Head coach Sam Sirianni of Fort Myers High School football is headed to Super Bowl 54 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami in February 2020.

“The NFL really wanted to come out and express their gratitude and how much you really mean to this community,” said Tommy Bohanon, an NFL free agent and former North Fort Myers football star. “And we wanted to give you these two tickets to the Super Bowl this year in Miami.”

Sirianni, also commonly known as coach Sam, was surprised at halftime of the game on Friday evening with tickets to the Super Bowl by husband and wife Tommy and Katy Bohanon, who run the Bohanon Foundation. The Greenies beat East Lee 53-0 to clinch the district title.

Coach Sam and his late father, Sam Sr., are the only Florida father-son coaching duo to have more than 100 wins at the same school. True to form, Sirianni refused to take credit.

“I’m not usually speechless, but humbly and gratefully, this is unbelievable,” Sirianni said. “This is to all the kids and a wonderful staff. I was taught well by a great man upstairs and I’ve tried to do my small part to keep Fort Myers High going in the right direction.”

Sirianni said there are coaches throughout Southwest Florida who are equally deserving of this honor.

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