Riverview High School is Looking into Re-naming The Ram Bowl after Former Football Coach John Sprague
Rod Dragash, the Riverview High School athletic director informed the former Riverview Ram football coach, Athletic Director and it's current boys golf coach, about the campaign that is now underway.
Possibly one day, soon, Athletic Director Dragash truly hopes, the Ram Bowl field will have a new name.
John Sprague Field at the Ram Bowl.
Friends says the now 72-year-old was speechless, when told of the campaign.
Coach Sprague took over the Riverview Ram football program in 1981.
In his 30 years, he led a great team of coaches and players that built a strong and powerful winning program, on and off the field.
Coach Sprague's Riverview football teams, during this tenure, Won 11 district titles, they secured 18 playoff berths and they made 4 State of Florida, Final Four appearances, and twice they finished state runner-up. In all they appeared in a total of 34 postseason games.
Honors include in 2015, he was named the NFL High School Coach of the Year.
239....: that is the number of Riverview Ram players under his leadership that earned college scholarships.
Riverview Rams Head Coach John Sprague retired after the 2010 season with a Riverview High career mark of 209-103.
What Happens Next....
The school needs to get approval from the Sarasota County School Board.
Many of our local High School Football Stadiums, in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, honor former coaches and players. Those include: Southeast High, Manatee High, Sarasota High, Cardinal Mooney High and Venice High
Back in 2016, Sarasota High School, named its new gym.... The Edward F. Howell Gymnasium (named in honor and after the popular long time coach and teacher).
Current Riverview High School Athletic Director, Rod Dragash welcomes any former Riverview Ram who would like to submit an email of support, to send him: Rod.Dragash@SarasotaCountySchools.net