PLANT CITY Raiders  FOOTBALL | COACHING STAFF

JAMES BOOTH | HEAD COACH, OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

James attended MidAmerica Nazarene University from 2000 to 2005. During his time there, he set 7 school records, and was an All-American receiver. After graduating, James began his coaching career at Palmetto High School. He then joined his brother, John, at Bloomingdale High School until 2014. At that time, James returned to his alma mater, and was the Offensive Coordinator for the Manatee Hurricanes. As Offensive Coordinator, James engineered the top offense in Manatee County, and reached as high as #1 in the state for 8A. After two seasons as Plant City’s head coach, James has guided the Raiders to a District Championship, and hopes to continue that same excellence this upcoming season. James is married to Lauren, and together they have three children; Connor, Addison, and Palmer.

B.S. MidAmerica Nazarene University

DYLAN CLARK | DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR, INSIDE LINEBACKERS

Dylan attended Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky from 2010-2011. From there, he attended Eastern Kentucky University where he received his B.S. in 2015. Dylan began his coaching career at Madison Central High School in Richmond, Kentucky. In the fall of 2015, Dylan was hired on at Southeast High School (Bradenton, Florida) as the Special Teams Coordinator, Head Strength Coordinator, and Inside Linebackers Coach. In the spring of 2017, Coach Clark joined Plant City High School's football program as the Defensive Coordinator. He is married to his beautiful wife, Michelle. 

B.S. Eastern Kentucky University

ANTHONY ROZIER | WIDE RECEIVERS, PASS COORDINATOR

Anthony is from Orlando, FL. He graduated from Jones High School in 1999 where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. Anthony graduated from Graceland University with a B.A. in physical education and health. He ran track and was an All-American receiver. After graduating, Anthony played 3 years of arena football. Shortly after his football career, Anthony began teaching and coaching. He also became the co-founder of the non-profit organization, Wake Up Mentoring, based out of Orlando. Coach Rozier has one beautiful daughter, Aubreii Toni Rozier.

B.A. Graceland University

WILL BLANKENBAKER | RUNNING BACKS, SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR

Will attended Western Maryland College (C/O 2001), and was inducted into the Centennial Conference Hall of Champions. He began his coaching career as a Baltimore Ravens’ Running Backs Intern in 2001, and soon after joined Lemon Bay High School to coach various positions, including: Running Backs, Wide Receivers, and Special Teams. In 2015, Will joined the Plant City Raiders’ coaching staff as the JV Head Coach, and Varsity Running Backs Coach. In 2016, he was the Associate Head Coach and Wide Receivers Coach. Will is married to his wife, Lindsey, and together they have two daughters; Celia, and Maren.

B.A. Western Maryland College

JIM PEADEN | OFFENSIVE LINE

Jim attended the University of South Florida where he was on the track team (shot put), and the rugby team. Jim has 15 years of coaching experience, most recently at Strawberry Crest High School where he served as an assistant and the Interim Head Coach. Jim is a U.S. Army veteran, and a History teacher. He is married to his wife Magda, and together they have one son, Jim. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, camping, classic cars, and auto racing.

M.A. Ed. Leadership, University of South Florida

TAVARES CHASE | OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS, STRONG SAFETIES

Tavares attended the University of West Alabama where he played Free Safety and Cornerback. Tavares has 12 years of coaching experience, and is currently the Athletic Director for ProActive Sports Academy. As a Plant City High School alum, Tavares takes great pride in mentoring the youth in the community. Tavares has 3 amazing children; T.J., Tavaria, and Tavarion. 

University of West Alabama

LC SIMS | DEFENSIVE LINE

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