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2014 - Florida Atlantic University (Secondary/Assist. Dir. Player Personnel)
2011-13 - American Senior High School (Head Coach)
2007-10 - University of Miami (Director of Football Operations)
1997-07 - Miami Edison Senior High School (Head Coach)
1996-97 - Miami Edison Senior High School (Defensive backs coach)
Bowl /Post-Season Games Coached
2010 - Sun Bowl (Miami)
2009 - Champs Bowl (Miami)
2008 - Emerald (Miami)
1995 - Carquest Bowl (South Carolina)
Born: January, 18, 1972
Hometown: Miami, FL
Education: B.S. in criminal justice, South Carolina 1995, Master's degree in social studies education, Nova Southeastern, 2000.
Marital Status: Wife, Tamika
Family: Daughters Daijah (17) and Dahnia (11)
At Florida Atlantic
Bell returned to college football after a three-year stint as American Senior High School's head coach where he focused his efforts with the secondary, primarily the corners. Bell's 2014 veteran unit ended the season with three of the team's eight leading tacklers and a total of five of the eight were member of the secondary. Corner D'Joun Smith faced the opponent's top-receiver and ended his final campaign with 53 tackles, a team leading eight defended passes and one interception. Cre’von LeBlanc, the squad’s third leading tackler in 2014, was credited with six break-ups and two interceptions.
In 2015, LeBlanc stepped into the leadership role vacated by Smith, who left a foundation as a graduate and a third round NFL draftee. The secondary returned Sharrod Neasman and LeBlanc, but the remaining positions were open and presented questions. By seasons end, those questions had been answered with a total of 14 interceptions, including three returned for a score. In all, the secondary was credited with 24 points. Second team All-C-USA honors were bestowed to LeBlanc while freshman Jalen Young earned a spot on both the C-USA honorable mention team as well as on the all-freshman team. C-USA also recognized freshman Ocie Rose on the all-freshman team. While Bell worked with a young secondary, the entire defense was a young unit. The defense stressed the importance of individual assignments and working as a unit. The Owls did so with precision, ending 2015 leading the C-USA in sacks which Head Coach Charlie Partridge credited the secondary’s coverage as a major reason for the defensive line’s success.
At American Senior High School
Bell was instrumental in resurrecting a struggling program that hadn't won a district title since 1998. While at American he led the Patriots to three-straight District Championships from 2011-13.
Bell served as Coach Randy Shannon's daily external liaison within the athletic offices and he oversaw football matters related to the student-athletes, including budget, the training table, travel coordination and college compliance issues.
At Miami Edison
Bell was 25 years old when he was named Miami Edison High School's head coach, the youngest head coach in the state. He assumed a program that had finished the previous season 0-10. Bell quickly built Edison into one of Dade County's top football programs. His teams made five-consecutive state playoff appearances and three-straight district titles. His 2003 team was ranked No. 1 in Miami-Dade County. Over his tenure, Bell had 84 Division I signees including six All-Americans. He was named the Miami Dolphins Coach of the Year for his work in 2003. His 2004 class earned a No. 3 national rank for Division I signees.
All-Time Head Coaching Record
2013 6-5, .545 - American Senior
2012 6-3-1, .650 - American Senior
2011 6-5, .545 - American Senior
2006 6-4, .600 - Edison
2005 5-5, .500 - Edison
2004 7-4, .636 - Edison
2003 11-3, .786- Edison (sectional and regional champions)
2002 9-2, .818 - Edison
2001 5-5, .500 - Edison
2000 2-8, .200 - Edison
1999 1-9, .100 - Edison
1998 1-9, .100 - Edison
1997 2-8, .200 - Edison
Total: 67-65-1, .508 career
Bell was a two-year varsity letterman at the University of South Carolina where he was a starting corner.
Professional Players Coached
William Joseph (New York Giants - First Round)
Brandon Washington (St. Louis Rams - Sixth Round)
Chad Simpson (Indianapolis Colts - Free Agent)
Marc Dile (Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Free Agent)
D'Joun Smith (Indianapolis Colts - Third Round)
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