“Highly motivated, developing direction, specializing in bringing people together to work for our common goals…. with Respect, Discipline and as a Family….. with that we can achieve what ever it is we’re desiring”…
Words of Encouragement from Demetrice (Coach Dee) Boykin
FBU Head Coach 8th Grade
25 years coaching and playing experience
Currently Head Coach of Gulf Coast Fire Arena Football
Head Coach Varsity Football Moore Haven High School
10 years as receiver and Defensive back in Arena Football
Brent Burnside, the 2017 AAL Assistant Coach of the Year has had his hand in arena football for nearly 2 decades. Burnside has spent 10 years as a player (8 with the Florida Firecats of the AF2) and the last 7 as the Director of Player Personnel and Defensive Coordinator with the Florida Tarpons.
Before turning Pro, Burnside attended Missouri Western State from ‘96-’99 where he was named 1st team all conference Defensive Back and was tied for the national lead in interceptions (8).
As a pro he was named the 2004 ArenaCup MVP while helping the Florida Firecats to an AF2 title and has aided in putting together 2 Championship teams with the Florida Tarpons, once in 2013 and again in 2015.
In addition to helping guide the Tarpons to those championships.
Winner of 2019 Arena Football Championship (Gulf Coast Fire)