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Men's Basketball coach Anthony Long resigns
2/22/2017 6:26:00 PM

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 extraordinary college careers, including Jason Rich (Florida State), who left as a top-ten all-time scorer for the Seminoles; Chris Warren, who starred at Ole Miss and currently plays in France, as well as Shane Larkin, who was drafted into the NBA and now stars in Spain. Staples to Coach Long's coaching style were discipline and conditioning. Rarely, if ever, was a DP team out-hustled on the floor and certainly they were never out-coached. He followed many John Wooden-esque philosophies over his career, where the details always matter in the big picture. The job was never without high expectations but Coach Long always embraced the pressure. It did not matter who was in the program or who left the program, DP's standards of excellence were uncompromising. Not only was Coach Long a tremendous coach for our kids, he was definitely a mentor to many of his younger coaches who have gone on to lead other programs statewide. Always approachable, always willing to help the media with a story, Coach Long loved his kids and his program and he always went above and beyond to provide them with the recognition they deserved.

One of the best coaches we have ever had at Dr. Phillips and certainly one of the most respected in coaching circles around the state and beyond.  For more insight into his decision, please click here: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/highschool/os-sp-hs-anthony-long-resigns-20170222-story.html

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19-10
Varsity
Date
Opponent
Time
Result
11/17
Lake Mary (PRE-Home)
7:00PM
81-54 (W)
11/23
Osceola (Apopka)
2:15PM
49-69 (L)
11/26
Leesburg (Apopka)
8:30PM
69-55 (W)
11/29
Ocoee (Home)
7:30PM
61-53 (W)
12/2
Cypress Creek (Away)
7:30PM
69-37 (W)
12/6
University (Home)
7:30PM
73-70 (W)
12/9
Freedom (Home)
7:30PM
70-42 (W)
12/12
Oak Ridge (Home)
7:30PM
72-85 (L)
12/17
Waiakea (HI) (Hawaii)
2:00PM
59-38 (W)
12/19
Oak Hill (VA) (Hawaii)
6:30PM
48-89 (L)
12/20
Kailua (HI) (Hawaii)
3:30PM
47-58 (L)
12/21
De La Salle (CA) (Hawaii)
3:30PM
57-49 (W)
12/28
CFCA (Ocoee)
4:00PM
57-56 (W)
12/29
Archbishop Carroll (Ocoee)
6:00PM
53-73 (L)
12/30
Mainland (Ocoee)
6:00PM
77-43 (W)
1/4
West Orange (Away)
7:30PM
81-62 (W)
1/6
Olympia (Away)
7:30PM
59-51 (W)
1/7
Tampa Wharton (Clearwater)
7:00PM
59-55 (W)
1/13
Wekiva (Home)
7:30PM
55-79 (L)
1/18
Timber Creek (Home)
7:30PM
64-61 (W)
1/20
Evans (Away)
7:30PM
63-68 (L)
1/25
Apopka (Home)
7:30PM
65-48 (W)
1/27
Edgewater (Away)
7:30PM
67-82 (L)
1/31
Jones (Home)
7:30PM
42-40 (W)
2/2
Winter Park (Home)
7:30PM
85-64 (W)
2/4
Lake Wales (Bartow)
12:15PM
64-40 (W)
2/8
Cypress Creek (District)
6:00PM
45-29 (W)
2/10
Oak Ridge (District)
7:00PM
44-70 (L)
2/16
Sarasota Riverview (Regional)
7:00PM
75-66 (W)
2/21
Oak Ridge (Regional)
7:00PM
58-69 (L)

Junior Varsity
Date
Opponent
Time
Result
11/29
Ocoee (Home)
6:00PM
41-38 (W)
12/2
Cypress Creek (Away)
6:00PM
53-57 (L)
12/6
University (Home)
6:00PM
46-67 (L)
12/9
Freedom (Home)
6:00PM
68-63 (W)
12/12
Oak Ridge (Home)
6:00PM
44-39 (W)
1/4
West Orange (Away)
6:00PM
38-58 (L)
1/6
Olympia (Away)
6:00PM
57-61 (L)
1/13
Wekiva (Home)
6:00PM
67-52 (W)
1/18
Timber Creek (Home)
6:00PM
50-48 (W)
1/20
Evans (Away)
6:00PM
54-60 (L)
1/25
Apopka (Home)
6:00PM
56-66 (L)
1/27
Edgewater (Away)
6:00PM
51-66 (L)
1/31
Jones (Home)
6:00PM
49-56 (L)
2/2
Winter Park (Home)
6:00PM
49-54 (L)

Freshmen
Date
Opponent
Time
Result
11/29
Ocoee (Home)
4:30PM
38-43 (L)
12/2
Cypress Creek (Away)
4:30PM
34-44 (L)
12/6
University (Home)
4:30PM
34-29 (W)
12/9
Freedom (Home)
4:30PM
26-42 (L)
12/12
Oak Ridge (Home)
4:30PM
52-23 (W)
1/4
West Orange (Away)
4:30PM
1/6
Olympia (Away)
4:30PM
1/13
Wekiva (Home)
4:30PM
50-40 (W)
1/18
Timber Creek (Home)
4:30PM
1/20
Evans (Away)
4:30PM
1/25
Apopka (Home)
4:30PM
1/27
Edgewater (Away)
4:30PM
 
 
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