I currently coach H’s and T’s (wing backs) and also serve as the Special Teams Coordinator. This upcoming season will be my second year on staff at Hillsborough, being hired in March of 2015. I played 2 years of football at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, MS from 2002 – 2003. I earned my Associates degree from there and went on to play 2 years at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR from 2004 – 2005. I was a 4 year starter, starting for both schools. I played Defensive/Rush End for both schools as well. I earned my undergraduate degree from ATU in History and Political Science.
I was born and raised in Memphis, TN where I lived for 28 years. I played high school football at Southaven High School in Southaven, MS; which is a suburb of Memphis. I was a 4 year letterman for the varsity team, being called up to play varsity football during my 9th grade season. I played Mike linebacker and received All – County and All – Region Linebacker for defense. I also played Tight End and Fullback on offense. I graduated from SHS in 2000. At NWCC I became a starter my first season and participated in the state playoffs, being ranked as high as #1 in the nation at one time in the NJCAA, before losing to the eventual National Champions in the state playoffs. I played under JUCO coaching legend Bobby Franklin before his retirement following the 2003/2004 season. After NWCC I received a scholarship to play at ATU, where I started for 2 years. In 2004 ATU became the first D-II school in Arkansas to host and win a NCAA D-II playoff game, where we advanced to the second round before being knocked off by Albany State on the road. Following my playing career and graduation I went on to become a GA and coach at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR. I coached there for 2 ½ years, being involved in all aspects of the program. I had the opportunity to go back to my hometown and start a football program at a new school that had been recently been built. I taught and coached at Lake Cormorant High School in Lake Cormorant, MS for 4 years, helping to lead the program to the MHSAA state playoffs in only our 2nd year of fielding a high school football program. Following my time at Lake Cormorant, I moved to Tampa and began coaching at Land O’Lakes High School in Land O’Lakes, FL. I coached there for 3 years, working for one year under long time coach Bill Schmitz. I served as the Offensive Coordinator for LOLHS for my final 2 years before being hired in the same capacity here at HHS in the spring of 2015.
I was born into a large family. I have an older sister, older brother, 2 younger sisters, and a younger brother. My parents are in their mid-60’s and are still very active in the Foster/Adoption community in their current home town outside of Little Rock, AR. So far, one of the biggest highlights of my coaching career has been getting the opportunity and privilege to coach with, and under, long time Tampa coaching legend Earl Garcia here at HHS. HHS feels like home and I am extremely happy that things have led me to this place.
Coach Bill Beekly starts his first season of coaching with HHS in 2016. Beekly credits his reason for coaching with the Terriers to Coach Earl Garcia. He played little league football for Garcia in 1974 at the Boys & Girls Club and later played JV at Jefferson High School under Garcia as well. After graduating from high school, Beekley went on to play offensive guard for Mission Valley University. Beekly took up professional powerlifting in the early 80’s which led him to open his own gym here in Tampa Bay.
Coach Gabriel Naspinski was a two way starter at offensive and defensive line at Ringgold High School in Pennsylvania. Following his football career, he entered the sport of powerlifting. He has reached an Elite total in the sport and continues to compete to this day.
Naspinski resides in Tampa with his wife Isaura and son Mateo.