Coach Anthony Long gets the team set in the final minute vs. Winter Park (2011)
Following a 69-58 loss to Oak Ridge in the Regional Semifinal, Men's Basketball coach Anthony Long let the world know he is ready to move on after 15 years at the helm. Long complied nearly 500 career victories, including 332 at Dr. Phillips, and led the Panthers to the State Championship game three times (2007, 2010, 2011). Prior to his arrival at DP in 2002, Long won consecutive State Championships at Gainesville High and often cited his reason for leaving such a strong program was "It's DP...it's a household name."
Over the course of his tenure, the Panthers won 20 or more games for 13 straight seasons, extending the state's second-longest streak to 22 years. For the past two seasons, DP has finished their season with 19 victories. Many of Long's players have gone on to have extraord...(more)