Anthony Agresta will run Sebring football and girls basketball teams

It sounds unreasonable for an incoming high school head coach to oversee two programs, but Anthony Agresta previously accepted that challenge before.

“It was when I was coaching in Louisiana,” he said.

Agresta, who was named Sebring’s head football coach during the winter, was recently selected as the girls head basketball coach, succeeding Sam Mathias. During June, he has overseen conditioning programs for both sports.

“Since I’ve done it before, I know how to organize my time,” said Agresta. “We work on football four days a week during the morning and basketball on Mondays and Tuesdays later in the day. Since we’re closer to the start of the football season, we need more time to get ready for football.”

Agresta, 60, replaced Matt Seidel as Sebring’s head football coach after holding a similar position at Steubenville Catholic Central. The last time he coached both sports was previously at Covington Northlake Christian School (La.), which is located approximately 50 minutes north of New Orleans.

“We were 6-19 my first year, then went 17-10 and 15-10 before I stepped down and became an assistant to my son, Aaron,” Agresta said. “He went on to lead the team to a state championship.”

Sebring McKinley's Blake Thomas secures a rebound in a game against Wellsville during a game in January.  Thomas is a returning starter for the Trojans.

Both father and son are now coaching football and girls basketball in Ohio. Aaron Agresta is the defensive coordinator at Youngstown Valley Christian under Andy Hake, the former Western Reserve head coach, and is also Valley Christian’s girls head basketball coach.

There are currently no future plans for a Sebring-Valley Christian girls basketball series, because Anthony Agresta is focused on the present, concentrating on the Trojans.

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