Less than 30 minutes after his team lost a tough game to Miramar in the semifinals of the 10th Annual Miami Dolphins 7-on-7 tournament. Coach Tim “Ice” Harris took a seat with his players, getting ready to watch the finals.
Trying not to think about his teams’ rare 7-on-7 setback to a much improved Miramar squad in that semifinal game at Central Park in Plantation, Harris and his Booker T. Washington team watched one of their “own” go after the title.
As a player and as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Booker T. Washington, Benedict Hyppolite learned so much from one of the greats in the game today. He used that to land his offensive coordinator role at Edison and Booker T. Washington – before landing his first ever head coach job last year at Hallandale.
Harris has been a long time coaching icon, who has built a coaching tree of his own – with his son, Tim, Jr., Pierre Senatus and Hyppolite to mention a few.
On Sunday, it was indeed student and teacher appreciating what has been learned – and when the dust had settled, Hyppolite, the student, had made the teacher proud, coming home with a 14-7 win and a third straight title for the Chiefs in this prestigious event.
“You know I have always listened and take in everything,” Hyppolite explained. “I learned from Coach Harris to be a great citizen and student first. The football will always follow when that happens.”
In a Final 4 that capped off a tremendous three days of football and a symposium for the athletes and their coaches, the City of Miramar had three teams – with two being from Miramar High…
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