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Kimmey takes over Satellite football program

Ted Kimmey has been promoted from offensive coordinator to head football coach at Satellite High.

Kimmey, 31, is a 2008 West Point graduate who played offensive line there.  In addition to being the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the Scorpions, he teaches English at the school.

The Space Coast Jr/Sr High School Vipers take on the Satellite Beach Scorpions at Satellite High School Friday night.

The Space Coast Jr/Sr High School Vipers take on the Satellite Beach Scorpions at Satellite High School Friday night.

He was named to the job on Tuesday and said his first priority will be to review the coaching staff, though he doesn’t anticipate many changes. The team went 3-7 in 2016 but lost a dozen seniors.

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“There’s no doubt in my mind we’re heading in the right direction,” he said. “It’s going to take some time, but I’m just looking forward to seeing how this 2018 class does.”

During his five-year active duty term with the U.S. Army in Germany, Kimmey coached youth and semi-pro football, and he has been at Satellite the three years since. In his first season with the Scorps, he coached offensive line.

He went to high school at Orlando University.

Carstens, who had been the coach at Cocoa Beach more than a decade ago, recently completed his third season as head Scorps coach after having served as an assistant coach for the 2010 and ’11 seasons.

“Mark Carstens has, no doubt, set this program up for success with the culture of family first and a program built on relationships,” Kimmey said.

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