Graceville's Rob Armstrong Hoping to Land West Florida Job

Pensacola, FL---One of the Panhandle's own hoping to be part of building a program from the ground up at the University of West Florida.

Newschannel 7 Sports has learned Graceville native Rob Armstrong is among the 200 candidates being considered as that program's first ever head coach.

Rob is a 1988 Graceville grad, who coached there, at Marianna and at Chipley before moving north to Berrien near Valdosta following Chipley's state runner up finish 2011.

Then last year he moved into the collegiate ranks, becoming the offensive coordinator at Clark Atlanta University where one of his former players at Graceville, Kevin Weston is the head coach.

West Florida began taking applications in late November, that's when coach Armstrong put his name in the mix. When West Florida gets going it will be in Division Two football, as part of the Gulf South Conference alongside the likes of Valdosta State and West Alabama.

West Florida set to name that first ever head coach some time in March, and school officials have stated they want somebody with close ties to the region, perhaps Rob Armstrong could be that coach!