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Christian Baldwin Takes Over At Douglas

His resume is impressive and the student/athletes who have played for him over the years will sing his praises – on and off the playing field.

Christian Baldwin is old school and extremely proud of the fact that he has always put academics first.

This week he was named as the new head football coach at Parkland Douglas, replacing Keith Hindsley after just one season.

Hindsley, who had been one of the top coaches in south Florida, taking Delray American Heritage to another level, had to step down for health reasons.

What Baldwin brings to this program is someone who not only stresses a year-round commitment to the sport, but also to the classroom.

“Ever since I began coaching, the classroom has been a priority,” Baldwin explained. “I have always preached to my students that you can be great on the football field, but if you don’t get it done in school, you won’t go far at all.”

Very few know the landscape of football in Broward County and south Florida like he does. A former head coach at Coral Glades, he has also served as an assistant at Piper, Boyd Anderson, Monarch and at Douglas the past four years.

His priority this spring – as the Eagles get ready for a contest with Pembroke Pines Somerset on May 17 – is to continue to develop many of the prospects who will be back for 2024.

“I do have an advantage because I coached many of the young men at the junior varsity level,” explained. “This spring we will look to fill some positions with the graduation of some quality seniors, who will be moving on to the next level.”

The senior class from this past season watched offensive lineman Jeremy Fishkin (Florida A&M) and defensive lineman William Ross (Florida State walk on) get to that next level.

Ross’s brother James will be one of the top outside linebackers in the Class of 2025. The 6-3, 225-pounder has been under-the-radar by recruiting websites but ask anyone who played against him this past season, and they will tell you that he has big time potential.

“James is the type of student/athlete that we develop here,” Baldwin pointed out. “Not only is he an impressive football player, but also gets it done in the classroom.”

The Eagles are also excited about 2026 quarterback Jaxon Anger, a 5-11, 180-pounder, who was thrust into the position last year, but with an off-season and maturity, he is ready to lead the offense. He has an impressive 4.7 grade point average.

Class of 2025 offensive and defensive linemen Jackson Zajkowski (6-1, 250 – 4.1 GPA), who is also a wrestler, will be back – along with 2025 defensive lineman Miguerson Renelus (6-1, 255 – 3.5 GPA)

In addition to Baldwin, here are some other head football coaches in Miami-Dade and Broward County who will take over for the 2024 season:

Fort Lauderdale Stranahan – Jacky Candy

Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy – Jase Stewart

Homestead Everglades Prep – Jermain Kelson Sr.

Miami Belen Jesuit - Nicholas Oyarzun

Miami Carol City – George Stubbs

Miami Dr. Krop – Vernon Wilder III

Miami Jackson – Max Edwards

Miami Killian – Rudy Trevino

Miami Northwestern – Teddy Bridgewater

Parkland Douglas – Christian Baldwin

Pembroke Pines Somerset – Nitro Baker

Plantation – Daryl Strong

Pompano Beach Blanche Ely – Terrence McFadden


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