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Carter steps down as Gulf coach

Tom Carter stepped down Friday as the Gulf High football coach, according to Buccaneers athletic director Travis DeWalt. Carter was named Gulf's coach Dec. 7, 2010, replacing Kenneth Hollar. The former Land O' Lakes defensive coordinator was never able to find the success he enjoyed for the Gators, as Carter went 2-18 in two seasons. Carter brought in a no-nonsense attitude, which at times did not bode well for many athletes at Gulf. Carter dismissed quarterback Keyshaun Peters from the team early in the 2011 season and the team just was never able to find stability. This past season, Gulf was 0-10 and outscored 424-29. Gulf is also in the midst of a 12-game losing streak.
In an email, DeWalt stated the school will work diligently on filling the football position and will name a coach well before the first day of spring football. Carter could not be reached for comment.

Correspondent Andy Villamarzo can be reached at andyvillamarzo@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @avillamarzo.
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