Rollins Football Coaching Staff
Michael A. Dunn - Head Coach
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He attended Edgewater High School and led the Eagles to the high school state championship games for two consecutive years as the starting Quarterback. Upon high school, he continued his education and football career at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, where he played Quarterback for the Boll Weevils football team.
As Head Coach at Rollins College, he is eager to join the athletic department. With an “up tempo offense and aggressive style of defense,” his vision for the Tars football team is to create an environment and atmosphere that his team can and will be excited about; He will give his players an opportunity to showcase their talent and leave a legacy that the community of Winter Park and the City of Orlando can be proud of.
His motto for the upcoming season is “The Time is Now.” He is going to take a “one game at a time” approach to build a football program that produces great men to represent Rollins College, well long after their days as student athletes. Let the games begin!
Charles Friedley - Linebackers
Coach Charles Friedley graduated from Western Kentucky, where he played linebacker. His first coaching experiences were in Kentucky, coaching JV basketball in Auburn and starting the football program in Butler County. He came to Orlando in 1968 and coached swimming and football at Evans High School, having the first winning swim team at the school and the first winning football team as defensive coordinator.
When he came to Winter Park in 1971, Coach Friedley became head coach of JV football for three years during which time the team was JV Metro Champion every year with a record of 22-2-0. He then coached varsity linebackers and was defensive coordinator of the Wildcats for 37 years for a total of 41 years coaching football, including the North South All Star Game.
Coach Friedley is married to Kathie Friedley and has my three daughters, Christine, Ellen, and Elizabeth, (all Winter Park HS graduates) as well as seven grandchildren.
JT Thomas - Strength and Conditioning
-Native of Orlando, FL and Graduate of Edgewater High School
-Played on the 2002 State Championship Team (Defensive End)
-Received a Full Athletic Scholarship in 2003 from Illinois State University
-Played Defensive Tackle and End
-4yr Letter Winner (Football)
-BS in Recreational Mgmt.
-05&07 AFNI honor roll
-2007 Gateway Football Conference Honor Roll
-2007 Gateway Football Conference Honorable-Mention
-Frappier Acceleration SportsTraining (F.A.S.T. Currently Athletic Republic) trainee and trainer for 4 years
-Performance Enhancement Specialist through NASM
-Certified Personal Trainer through United Trainers Association
-Specializes in Speed and Agility Training
-Nutritional Advisor through Advocare