It seems like Chris Leak is better suited for playing on the field in Gainesville than coaching high school football in the same state.
According to the Orlando Sentinel Leak resigned his position on Monday night after his team (Edgewater) started the season 0-5.
“It’s more than rebuilding. It’s resetting the foundations of football at Edgewater,” Leak told the Sentinel Sept. 9. “We’re a very, very young team. We have freshman starters playing on the varsity and JV. We have a very, very bright future. The mission is about setting the foundation for the entire program for years to come.”
Leak started all four seasons of his Florida career setting the career passing yardage record with 11,213. He played one season with the Chicago Bears before spending three years in the Canadian Football League. He then came back to the states and spent two seasons in the Arena Football League. He was formerly a offensive quality control assistant and wide receivers coach for the Gators during the Will Muschamp era and then joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a youth outreach coordinator.
He certainly had high school football experience. His 185 career touchdowns at Independence High in Charlotte, N.C. stood as a national record for nine years. Now Leak is on the job hunt again after facing what seemed like an uphill battle in his first head coaching position.