Head Football Coach

Mike Granato

  • Graduated Bishop Moore 2001

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  • Graduated Florida State University 2006

  • Masters in Ed. Leadership

  • 15 Years Coaching and Teaching in Florida

  • Winter Park 2007 Linebackers

  • Madison County 2010 Linebackers/Defensive Backs

  • Seminole (Sanford) 2013 Co-Defensive Coordinator

  • Edgewater 2014 Defensive Coordinator

  • Apopka 2017 Defensive Backs

  • Edgewater (2019) - Assistant HC

  • 2012 Teacher of the Year (Madison)

  • 3 State Championship Finals Appearances

  • Proud to call Winter Garden Home

  • Proud to be the West Orange High School Head Football Coach

  • Wife Katie Granato and Father of Three (Nathan, Avery, and Mason)

Offensive Coordinator

Terence Tolbert

Home Town: Abington Pennsylvania

Alma Mater: Abington High School / Stevens State / Purdue University

Graduating Year: 1989

Coaching Experience:

  • Offensive Coordinator West Orange High School 2021

  • Offensive Coordinator Wekiva High School 2019-2020

  • Interim Head / Offensive Coordinator Coach West Orange 2019

  • QB / RB Coach West Orange High School 2010-2012 2014-2018

  • Warminster Colts D Coordinator 1998

Playing Experience:

  • 13 Year Veteran Semi-Pro (LCFL/SPSPFL)

  • Three Time LCFL / Champions

  • Abington High School 1986-1989

Family:

  • Wife- Valerie, Daughter-Mia, Sons- Amit, Terell & Kareem

​Offensive Line

Will Ficka

  • As graduate of West Orange High School, WIll coaches the Offensive Line.

  • He played Defensive Line at Florida A&M University.

  • He owns and operates a collection agency in his professional life.

  • His brother Chris is currently a Defensive Lineman for the Warriors

Director of Player Development/Assistant Offensive Line/Youth League Liaison

Bryan Furrey

  • Player - Butler University TE/OL (93-97) Indianapolis, IN Coach OL/ - Butler University Grad Assistant (98) Indianapolis, IN Coach OL/DL - Decatur Central HS (99) Indianapolis, IN Coach OL/DL - West Orange Wildcats (2014-2015) Pop Warner Coach OL/DL - West Orange Bobcats (2016-present) AAU Coach Player Development - West Orange Warriors (2020 - present

  • Married to Kristy

  • Father to Bryson

Wide Receivers

 

Joe Light

 

  • Coaching Experience:  Coach Light has been coaching 12 years all at the high school level.  He served 2 years at Freedom High School as Varsity Linebackers coach.  He has been at West Orange the past 10 seasons.  He coached Safeties for 2 seasons and Wide Receivers for 8.  During his tenure he has had 2 Under Armor All-Americans come from his position groups as well as numerous athletes earning scholarships.  He was part of the offensive staff from 2013-2015 that was the top scoring offense in Florida 8A Football.  Coach Light has also coached Boys Volleyball, Track, and Baseball for West Orange.

  • Personal: Coach Light is married to West Orange Head Cheer Coach Alicia Light.  They have two sons Logan and Landon.  In his free time he volunteer coaches his son’s baseball team at Winter Garden Little League.

Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach

 

Geno Thompson

 

  • Born and raised in Florida, Coach Thompson has been part of the Winter Garden community for more than 30 years, as a West Orange High School graduate, teacher, and coach.

  • Coach Thompson graduated from West Orange in 2003.

  • He was a 3 year letterman for the Warriors and captain of the football team. During his junior year, he tallied 117 tackles, leading the team. In his senior year, he was 2nd team all-state at safety and was awarded the US Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete award as well as the Sprint DSL Scholar Athlete award for maintaining a 3.8 unweighted GPA.

  • Coach Thompson went on to earn a full football scholarship to Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he was part of the 2003 SOCON championship team that made it to the final four in the FCS playoffs.

  • He was awarded the Unsung Hero award in 2007 by his teammates for his selfless dedication to the team. After graduating from Wofford with a bachelor’s degree in Finance, he returned to Florida and in 2009, started teaching/coaching at West Orange.

  • In 2013, he married his long-time high school sweetheart, Larnna (la-na), and they have a beautiful daughter named, Alida.

  • During his coaching tenure, he has been part of two undefeated regular seasons and two final four teams.

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  • Vernon Frett was born and raised in Winter Garden Florida.

  • He played two seasons of high school football at Apopka high school and two seasons at West Orange high school where He graduated.

  • He then went on to play one season of college football at Mars Hill University and three seasons of football at Tennessee State University where He graduated with my bachelors in human performance in sports sciences.

  • He then started his coaching career in 2015 at Seabreeze high school where He coached for one season later moved back to Winter Garden Florida to coach at WOHS for 3 seasons 2016-2018. He then went on to coach one season at Olympia high 2019.

Linebackers

Youth League Liaison

 

Eduardo Madrid

  • Hometown: Kenner, Louisiana

  • Alma Mater: Bonnabel High School

  • Graduating Year: 1994

  • Coaching Experience:

  • •2016-Present Board of Directors WO Bobcats

  • •2015-Present AAU Football Coach

  • • 2017-2019 Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams

  • • USA Football Certification

  • •NFHS Interscholastic Coach Certification.

  • Married to Alison

  • Father to Tori and Dominic

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