New head coach Marcus Paschal talks with Largo High football team for the first time Feb. 7.
LARGO - Marcus Paschal has been selected as the new head football coach for Largo High School.
Paschal is a 2002 graduate of Largo High who went on to play four years at the University of Iowa and three years with the Baltimore Ravens.
“It was a very tough decision because of the great candidates who interviewed,” said Brad Finkbiner, Largo High School principal. “Marcus stood out because of his loyalty to the program and because he wants the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of his high school coach. I am confident he will continue the great legacy of Packer football.”
Paschal met with the school’s football team for the first time Feb. 7.
“I am extremely happy with the chance to coach my former team,” Paschal said. “I look forward to meeting the team and continuing the tradition that Coach Rick Rodriguez started. Largo High has won 10 straight district titles, and I intend to continue the streak.”
Paschal is replacing Rodriguez, Largo High School’s football coach for the last 14 seasons.
“Coach Marcus Paschal will be a great fit to lead Largo High School Football scholar athletes,” Rodriguez said. “A Largo alumnus, Marcus was a standout student athlete during his time as a Packer. Marcus will bring in a top-notch coaching staff. I wish Coach Paschal and the Packers well.”