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Sarasota High School Names Mike Fields as New Head Basketball Coach

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Mike Fields

SARASOTA COUNTY, April 30, 2018 – Sarasota High School is excited to welcome Mike Fields as the next Head Coach of the Sailor Basketball team. During the 2015-16 school year, Coach Fields guided the JV boys to a winning season with 14 wins and 11 losses. This year, the JV basketball team set a new school record with a 20-win season. He replaces his brother, Kevin Fields, who took the head coaching position at Florida Gateway College. 

“This is an exciting time for athletics at Sarasota High School,” noted James Slaton, the school district athletic director. “Under Coach Fields’ leadership, the boys basketball program at Sarasota will continue to reach new heights and set new records.”

“I look forward to continuing what Coach Kevin Fields instilled in his program by doing everything the right way and building relationships that goes beyond basketball,” said Coach Mike Fields. “Being able to coach the students on and off the court is important. The students know me and understand what I stand for. I would like to thank God, Mom and Dad, my wife Chanelle and my kids for this honor. Principal David Jones and the Sarasota High School administration have faith in my abilities, and I appreciate them giving me this opportunity.”  

“We look forward to seeing Coach Mike Fields bring our players to the next level,” commented Principal David Jones. “Sarasota High School is enthusiastic to introduce Coach Fields to all returning and interested Sarasota High School students, and to start building the team to be ready to compete in the fall.”

Coach Fields is a VA Union/Liberty University Graduate where he played football. He is married to his wife Chanelle and has four children.  

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