Dunedin Pirates name Robert Tirado head coach for 2019 season

by Staff Writer

DUNEDIN- There will be a new head coach at the helm for the Dunedin Pirates heading into the 2019 Florida Football Alliance season, as former Carrollwood Day School, Gibbs High School defensive coordinator Robert Tirado has been named the program's lead man. 

The former Robinson High School linebacker played on the collegiate level out in California before suffering a knee injury, which ended his playing days and moved him into the coaching world. Since the age of 21, Tirado has been coaching on the high school level and has been a finalist for two high school head coaching gigs. 

"I am very excited to have the privilege to be named the new head coach of the Dunedin Pirates football team for the 2019 football season," Tirado said in a statement. "I want to thank Andy Villamarzo and Michael Rehkopf for this great opportunity and making this happen. I am very eager to get on the field and work with the amazing talent that I have been given. Our plans is to build on all Dunedin football past success. We as the staff are going to strive to take our program to the next level of excellence. The ultimate goal of our football staff it's to build a program that the entire community of Dunedin can be proud of."