FBU announces the coaches for the coming season of FBU Football.

Eric Ricker

FBU Head Coach 6th Grade

  • 11 years coaching experience
  • Currently Oasis High School Defensive Back Coach
  • Lee County Hawks U12 Offensive Coordinator.
  • C.Hawk, 9 years as Defensive Coordinator &1 year as head coach.



FBU 6th grade team Defensive Coordinator

Youth Pro Bowl Defensive Coordinator


Memorial Day Mac 7 on 7 Showcase 8th Grade Head Coach


Grid Iron Kings 8th Grade Defensive Coordinator.


Grid Iron kings 8th grade Head Coach.

Memorial Day 7 on 7 Showcase High School Level Defensive Coordinator

Demetrice (Dee) Boykin

FBU Head Coach for 7th Grade

  • 15 years coaching experience
  • Currently Coaching Naples Gators Youth Football
  • 3 time All American Defensive Back at Findley University
  • 2 time Football National Champion at Findley University



Southwest Florida Youth Football-Naples Gators Coach

(coached various age groups Playoffs or Championship teams)


Member of FBU coaching staff


Southwest Florida Youth Football- Naples Gators-Champion U12 Coach

FBU Southwest Florida-Assistant Coach 7th Grade



“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

Brent Burnside

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)