We all know that football is king in South Florida stretching all the way to youth and high school games. And now, two former Dolphins have decided to join the molding of young players and become defensive assistant coaches at famed St. Thomas Aquinas High School for this fall.
Hall of Famer-elect Jason Taylor and his 131 career sacks and former 12 year veteran defensive back Sam Madison both have sons joining the three time defending state champion Raiders in August, and they have decided to be “hands on” in their development.
Needless to say, head coach Roger Harriott has been doing just fine in his first two seasons to this point, but who wouldn’t want two of the Dolphins who in the late 90’s/early 2000’s that helped lead a Fins resurgence under Jimmy Johnson and Dave Wannstedt.
We wrote previously that former Miami defensive back Patrick Surtain’s son is one of the most coveted recruits at defensive back in the nation and he gets ready to play his senior season American Heritage high school. The elder Surtain is on that staff, as well.
Meanwhile, it’s an especially curious move for Taylor who has been doing some free lance radio analyst work on Sundays for NFL games on Westwood One radio. But bigger, he will get the highest honor a player can receive, when he is inducted in Canton in late July.
This much is for sure: when it comes to fall practice beginning at Aquinas, it will not be hard to get players attention on the defensive side of the ball.