East Bay’s Frank LaRosa steps down as football coach

East Bay coach Frank LaRosa has decided to leave East Bay after 10 seasons as head coach.

During LaRosa’s tenure, the Indians went 47-53 and made the playoffs as a district champion in 2013. He officially made the announcement in a social media post, saying he was walking away from coaching and teaching to pursue a new career that will allow him to spend more time with his family.

A fixture on the sidelines for the past decade, LaRosa was a gregarious coach who was well-liked throughout the coaching community and worked tirelessly to promote his players.

LaRosa’s departure now leaves four head coach openings in Hillsborough County. Carrollwood Day, Lennard and Robinson also are filling spots.