Football

2015-16 School Year

Eric LeFors
Head Coach

Career Record
21-7 (3 seasons)

  • Deaf National Champions 2013
  • 2013 DeafDigest Coach of the Year
  • 2012 NDIAA Coach of the Year
  • 2012 North Florida Football Conference South Division Coach of the Year

Eric LeFors began working at FSDB as a teacher in the Physical Education Department in 2001. He joined the Varsity Football program as an assistant coach in 2002. After three years with the football team, LeFors made the switch to coaching volleyball. From 2005-2008, he was head coach for the Junior Varsity Volleyball team; he also served as assistant coach for the Varsity team. In 2009, LeFors returned to the gridiron as assistant coach. In 2012, he took over the program from Johnny Samuels and became head coach for the Football team. In his first season, he lead the team to a 7-2 record, their first winning season in 10 years – with victories over Indiana School for the Deaf (28-16), Alabama School for the Deaf (76-6) and cross-town rival St. Joseph Academy (14-0). The 2013 season marked 100 years of football at FSDB. In LeFors’ second year at the helm, it proved to be one for the ages. He coached the team to an impressive 8-1 record, garnering them the Team of the Year recognition by the National Deaf Interscholastic Association (NDIAA) and the Deaf National Championship as announced by DeafDigest. The Dragons’ biggest wins of the year were a season-opening 46-25 victory over Oak Hall School. Later came a 14-7 come from behind win at the Indiana School for the Deaf, followed by a 52-24 shellacking of cross-town rival St. Joseph Academy. The 2013 season wrapped up with a white-knuckled 44-31 thriller over California School for the Deaf at Fremont that came down to the very last play. LeFors played his high school football at Louisiana School for the Deaf. He continued playing at Gallaudet University, where he also ran track. In 2001, LeFors graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. He is also the head coach for the Tennis team.

Allen Weaver
Assistant Coach

Terry Allen Weaver, Jr. has been the assistant coach for the Varsity Girl’s Basketball team since 2012. The team won the Mason-Dixon tournament in 2012 and was named Co-Team of the Year by DeafDigest Sports. Weaver began working at FSDB in 2005. He worked in the Boarding Program with high school boys for more than a year before transferring to the Physical Education Department. He attended FSDB as a student from 1996 to 2000, where he was a member of the football and wrestling teams for four years, and played tennis for two years. After graduating from FSDB in 2000, he attended St. Petersburg College and completed his Associate’s degree at St. Johns River State College. In 2013, Weaver attained his Bachelor’s degree in History from Grand Canyon University. He is also the Assistant coach for the Girls’ Varsity Basketball team. In the past, he helped coach Wrestling for two years, and Middle School Boys’ Basketball for one year.

Joey Woods
Equipment Manager

Jessica Bentley
Head Trainer

Brandon Byrd and James Nemkovich serve as student managers and assistants to LeFors and his coaching team.

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