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Palm Harbor University- Football

Head Coach John Scargle


Coach John Scargle and his family; wife Fanny of 19 years, sons Dilan (18), and Nicolas (15) have been part of North Pinellas community for 19 years.  He played college football for UCF as a defensive back; then went on to coaching.

Coach Scargle has been active in fundraising for all sports, as the Chair/President of the Marauder Athletic Booster Club, at Clearwater Central Catholic High School (CCC);  as well as the Director of Football Operations for youth football, coaching and an Executive Board Member at the Countryside Jr.Cougars.

Coach Scargle has also coached several players to the next level, developing their skills on and off the field; including academics maximizing the student athlete’s full potential.

In addition, Coach Scargle has developed working relationships with numerous colleges and recruiters; whom will be invited to PHU spring practice 2017.  Some of the Colleges of Letterman players include:

Wake Forest / Florida / Virginia / UCF / Miami / Brown / Columbia / Navy / Lehigh / Cincinnati / UNC / USF

Coach Scargle has coached 15 seasons, 14 of them as the Defensive Coordinator/ DB’s Coach at Clearwater Central Catholic High School.

Here is a list of some career highlights:

* 2012 PINELLAS COUNTY - DEFENSIVE COACH OF THE YEAR

* 10 DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS

* 5 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

* 2013 FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FINALIST

* 5 Players to NFL Teams/Camps (Eagles, Titans, Steelers, Cowboys, Seahawks)