NEW PORT RICHEY — Gulf High School has suspended Head Football Coach Jason Grain for games against Zephyrhills and River Ridge, according to Pasco Schools Athletic Director Matt Wicks.

Wicks said the suspension is a school related matter in which Gulf administration is taking corrective action.

Grain is in his second season as the Buccaneers coach and last season went 2-8, with one of the victories coming via forfeit over Cypress Creek. The Buccaneers this season have had a rough go, with Gulf sitting at 1-5 and suffered back-to-back blowouts at the hands of Zephyrhills (55-0) and River Ridge (62-0).

The Buccaneers only win so far on the season was a 14-12 victory over Cypress Creek to start the 2018 campaign. After that, however, Gulf hasn’t been able to replicate that line victory. The Buccaneers have dropped five in a row and haven’t scored more than 12 points in any of the losses. Gulf faces Fivay this week and still has games against Anclote, St. Petersburg Catholic and Weeki Wachee coming up.

Grain has previous coaching experience at Sarasota Booker, Palm Harbor University and Largo. The former Pinellas County assistant also played football collegiately at the University of Southern California and the former Trojan made 11 starts at offensive guard in 1998.