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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Ernest Joe & Joe Dicesare

October 27, 2017

From Kathleen High School,  Ernest Joe

“Coach Joe” played in the rivalry game for three years as a starter at offensive line and went on to play football at Albany State University. Since graduating from high school and college, Ernest has impacted the Kathleen High School community greatly. He returned as the Head Football Coach and later as the Principal of Kathleen High School. Currently Ernest is the Director of Diversity for the Polk County School District, as well as the acting principal of Kathleen High School. He is a well-loved member of the Kathleen Community whose impact in the lives of our children will be long lasting.


From Lakeland High School,  Joe Dicesare

Joe was a three-year letterman for Lakeland varsity football and basketball teams. As team captain in 1979, Joe led Lakeland High School to its first district championship and led the team in interceptions that year with 11 which is still a school record. Joe earned a scholarship to play football at Troy University where he graduated with a degree in business marketing. Joe has contributed much time, talent and treasures towards the Dreadnaught Football Century Club. Now residing in Lakeland, Joe and Susan have been married 28 years and have two children Thomas and Julia.



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