News Now: NFC Football Coaching Change

After two years as head coach, Casey Weldon will no longer be leading the Eagle coaching staff at North Florida Christian. Returning to NFC will be former head coach Tim Cokely who lead the team for ten years.

Under Weldon, the Eagles appeared in the class 1-A FHSAA state championship game for the past two seasons.

Three years ago, Cokely left the eagles to become the head coach of Colquitt County HS football in Georgia. He led NFC to five state titles in 10 years.

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  • by gary Location: Atlanta on Jan 16, 2008 at 10:05 AM
    IF Randy only new how Mike went from staff person to staff person putting pressure on each person to vote for Ted Liberty! Rest assured that he would have been looking for work. As it is now, Mike has a field named after him and a couple of titles under his belt.Mike is a survivor though and he been at NFC for a long time.
  • by Kay Location: moultrie on Dec 14, 2007 at 11:56 AM
    Please could some one tell us what is happening there. We have read the responses and would like to know the whole story. Carsey you could come to moultrie and take Cokelys place, we here they are trying to get Older then dirt Jim Hughs back.
  • by TC Location: Tallahassee on Dec 14, 2007 at 10:18 AM
    I too am an alum of NFCS. I spent 11 wonderful years there. The best years of my life and I love Casey Weldon. I sent my 3 children there when Randy Ray "took over, thinking fresh, exciting blood would be good. I also took them out. Ray was disgusting with his attitude about education vs. money. He was a disappointment to those who put there life into that school and church. He let the girls at the Lighthouse Children's Home down and those who worked so hard to build it. "Power man" also made some "will of God" changes at the Rescue Mission here in Tallahassee. It's truley "his way or the highway". I'm embarrased to say I went to NFC. When I do say... I make it clear it was before him. God's will is to have a place for Christian families to send there children for an education. Rich or poor. One by one he's knocking the true leaders out and they are the ones who make him look good. He's not so popular today. I hope those still involved will stand together against him.
  • by Anonymous Location: Tallahassee on Dec 14, 2007 at 07:28 AM
    As a former student of NFC, this is nothing new for them. I wish I could see half the skeletons they have hidden in their closet and 1/10 of the lawsuits that have settled out of court. Its amazing to me, how a school that is so well known and can preach the gospel as strongly as they do, is so secular caring only about money and pride. Casey Weldon is an amazing person on and off the field. I believe Coach Cokley has blackmail on someone.
  • by Lee Location: Tallahassee on Dec 14, 2007 at 07:00 AM
    I'm don't like the way the NFC administration handled this, but I am glad Casey is leaving NFC. He has hurt people and not all the players adore him.
  • by NFCS STUDENT Location: tallahassee on Dec 13, 2007 at 08:41 PM
    Hello i am a Student of NFC. If you are free tomorrow morning from 7:30Am to when ever, we will be holding a rally by the flag pole on the football field to support Casey. Were Black to the rally. WE WILL NOT LEAVE THE FLAG POLE UNTILL WE GET ALL THE ANSWERS WE WANT!! BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE sign the online Petition at thats if you do not sign the petition that means that you agree with Randall Gail Ray. So if you support Casey visit!!!! Thank You, Austin
  • by Anonymous Location: Tallahassee on Dec 13, 2007 at 05:24 PM
    This saga keeps on getting more and more unbelievable!! Casey and family we support you 100%!!!!!!
  • by FSUAuntie on Dec 13, 2007 at 03:38 PM
    I have had the prilivedge of listening for the last two years to children in my family tell about the wonderful experience that they have had with Coach Weldon, not only on the field but in the classroom and in the halls at NFC. Thank you Coach Weldon for being a positive role model both on and off the field. As I listened to your interview tonight I realized that you are truly a class act. You are to be commended for the role you have played in making the goals NFC has posted on their website for building character a reality. Best wishes for a bright future.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2007 at 12:56 PM
    Weldon's kids were not kicked out of NFC. NFC did NOT expel them... i go there i would know.
  • by a Christian Location: Tallahassee on Dec 13, 2007 at 11:58 AM
    Mr. Ray, I believe in God also, and in doing so the bible tells me that things should be done decent and in order. The bible also states that GOD is not an author of confusion. Mr. Ray, why is there some much confusion?
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