BROOKSVILLE- The Hernando County Hawks adult amateur football team is hosting their first set of tryouts on July 31st at the Jerome Brown Community Center. The team is hosting their first ever tryout session to join the Hawks team. The tryouts will start at 12 pm and there’s a $25 dollar tryout fee. Athletes are asked to wear athletic attire and to bring cleats.
The club recently announced that a couple coaching additions were made to the team, which will be playing in the second-year Elite American Football League (EAFL) next season. The Hawks announced hiring Eric Riggins as the team’s head coach for the 2023 season. Riggins was formerly the head coach of the now defunct Brooksville Ballers, which he helped lead the team to a championship in 2013.
Another coaching addition the Hawks was a familiar name when it comes to the Hernando County high school football circuit, the team announced Mike Allen as the linebackers coach. Allen played at Springstead as a freshman back in the early 2000’s before landing at Nature Coast for his final three years of high school.
For more information on how to join the Hawks as a player or a coach, find the team via Instagram or Facebook or those are advised to call or text (352) 238-9085.
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