Former Florida star Chris Leak's tenure as Edgewater High coach ends after five games

Former Florida star Chris Leak's tenure as Edgewater High coach ends after five games

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Former Florida star Chris Leak's tenure as Edgewater High coach ends after five games

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Former Florida Gators quarterback and wide receivers coach Chris Leak is now the head coach at Orlando's Edgewater High. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Former Florida Gators quarterback and wide receivers coach Chris Leak is no longer the coach at Orlando’s Edgewater High. (Photo: Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports)

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Former Florida star Chris Leak’s tenure as coach at Edgewater (Orlando) is over shortly after it began.

On Tuesday morning, Austin Lyon at Bright House Sports Network and J.C. Carnahan at the Orlando Sentinel  reported that Leak is no longer the head coach. Edgewater athletic director Janet Rasmussen told the Sentinel that Leak resigned Monday night.

Leak replaced Rich Bedesem who took the head coaching job at Wekiva High School in Apopka earlier this year. He came to the school with a storied background.

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The Eagles, which have now had five head coaches since Bill Gierke stepped down in 2010, will be looking for their sixth full-time head coach in seven years going into 2017.

For now, defensive coordinator Mike Granato take over as interim head coach for the rest of the season.

Edgewater, which is 0-5 and has been outscored 261-33, hosts Lake Howell on Friday, pending any weather cancellations due to Hurricane Matthew.

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