IMG Academy hires Acosta for its powerhouse football program

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

High School powerhouse football program, IMG Academy, has hired Bobby Acosta as their head football coach. He comes to the Bradenton, Florida program after coaching in the College ranks.

He was last the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at The College of St. Scholastica (Minn.). Now, he is the third head coach in IMG Academy football history. 

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“I am very excited to become the head coach of IMG Academy,” Acosta said. “As a college coach, I’ve admired how IMG develops young athletes, instilling in them a responsibility and maturity that makes the transition to college seamless. It’s a privilege to be a part of this program, and to do my part in making sure the tradition continues and that the preparation these athletes experience here carries them into their college years and beyond.”

The school announced his hire on Tuesday. He replaces Kevin Wright, who resigned in December to become the Indiana Hoosiers tight ends coach.

Wright guided the program for five seasons. During his tenure, the team went 45-2. 

“We look forward to the future with Coach Acosta leading our National Varsity team,” IMG Academy Director of Football Brian Griffin said. “His track record as an offensive innovator speaks for itself, as does his incredible reputation among the coaches and players he has mentored from his former programs.”

Acosta is taking over a team that went 9-1 in 2019. The Ascenders finished eighth in the MaxPreps national rankings. 

Before coaching in Minnesota, Acosta worked two seasons at Bucknell. He also spent one season at Cornell before resigning due to family reasons. 

He also worked two seasons with the Syracuse Orange. He spent the 2013 season as the Weidner head coach. 

Prior his arrival at Weidner, he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at The College of New Jersey from 2008 through 2012. 

He also interned with the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets. Acosta also held positions with the Delaware Blue Hens, Monmouth Regional High School – NJ (Head Coach), Marlboro High School – NJ (Head Coach), and Rowan University.

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