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Tico Hernandez, the former head football coach at Bishop McLaughlin, has joined the coaching staff at Cypress Creek High School. Hernandez is flanked by two of his former Bishop McLaughlin players, Gilbert McCarthy and James Frick.

WESLEY CHAPEL — Former Bishop McLaughlin head football coach Tico Hernandez has been out as the Hurricanes lead man for just under two weeks, but he didn’t have to look too far for his next landing spot.

Cypress Creek High School announces that Hernandez has been added to the coaching staff, according an announcement the program made via Twitter. Hernandez recently resigned as head coach at Bishop McLaughlin.

The Coyotes head into their third season of varsity play and the Wesley Chapel-based school looks to make waves this fall. Hernandez was succeeded at Bishop McLaughlin by former Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ strength and conditioning coach Joe Vaughn.

The hire of Vaughn was the first personnel move for Bishop McLaughlin’s new athletic director, Rex Desvaristes. Desvaristes was most recently the AD at Citrus Park Christian School.

Desvaristes has also held positions at Syracuse University, Gaither High School, D1 Training, and Cheval Athletic Club where according to the press release he provided athletic training and coaching to professional athletes.

Hernandez led a turnaround at Bishop McLaughlin in the 2018 season, as the Hurricanes finished with an overall record of 4-6 and reached the SSAC playoffs. The former Hurricanes’ head coach has returned to his Wesley Chapel roots, as Hernandez was previously an assistant coach at Wiregrass Ranch High School and also a head coach at Wesley Chapel High School.