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Rick Darlington

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Rick Darlington from Apopka High School Will join us to talk about his great program he has built.

Rick Darlington, Head Football Coach Apopka HS

Record at Apopka: 121-32 (12 seasons)

Career Record:  168-58  (18 seasons)

Athlon Florida Coach of the year 2012

Associated Press Georgia Coach of the Year 2003

Teams have been in the state playoffs 16 of his 18 years as a head coach

2 State titles:  Apopka 2012 & 2001

State Runner-up:  Apopka 2013 & Valdosta, GA 2003. 

State Final Four: Apopka 2007 & 2009.

State Elite Eight:  Apopka 2008 & Valdosta 2004

*2013 Apopka offense set state record of 752 pts (50 ppg/15 gms) & 6,000 yards rushing

Played at Lakeland,  FL HS for Florida Coach of the Century Bill Castle (6 state Titles, 2 National Titles, 350 plus career wins)

Family:  Wife of 22 years Shelly (former OU cheerleader).  Seven children:  Ty (sophomore center at Oklahoma), Zack (freshman QB at Nebraska), Molly (16), Gracie (14), Jackson (12),Wyatt (9), and Lilly (7).