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NFL Legend Michael Gaines Lands High School Head Coaching Job in Florida

Robert F. Munroe Day School in Quincy, Florida has hired former NFL tight end Michael Gaines as the school’s new head high school football coach.

“We are thrilled to announce Michael Gaines as our new head football coach," the school announced via Twitter. "He has already begun working with the team in preparation for the upcoming season. We look forward to the future success of our football program under his leadership."

Gaines was a 7th round pick by the Carolina Panthers in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played three years with the Panthers and also played for the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, and Cleveland Browns.

During his six-year NFL career, Gaines caught 84 balls for 869 yards and six touchdowns. 

Gaines is a native of Florida, where he played high school ball at Florida High School in Tallahassee. He was named All-State in Class 1A during his junior and senior years. By his senior season, Gaines was the top-ranked tight end in the state. He finished his scholastic career with 56 catches for 1,715 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Photo: AP/Paul Spinelli


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