Mark Whittemore retires as Buchholz football coach

Whittemore led Bobcats to consecutive state semifinals appearance
Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 4:36 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The high football season ended for Buchholz when the Bobcats lost, for a second-straight year, in the state semifinals. Now, the program suffers another tough loss - Head Coach Mark Whittemore.

The man who’s roamed the Bobcats sideline for more than two decades, the last 10 as head coach, announced in a video on social media that the fall of 2022 was his last at the helm of Buchholz.

During his tenure as the Bobcats leader, Whittemore compiled a record of 78-48, while guiding the black and gold to eight playoff appearances. Including, back-to-back state semifinals to end his coaching career with the school.

Buchholz defensive coordinator Chuck Bell has been named head coach.

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