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Charlotte (19‑10)

Punta Gorda, FL

FLORIDA FHSAA CLASS 5A-REGION 3 SEMIFINALIST

Top Players

  • 6-6 SR John Gamble ... #185 (24-7), #28 in Florida (PrepHoops)
  • 6-4 JR Chris Cornish ... #46 in Florida (PrepHoops)
  • 6-7 SOPH Jordan Taylor ... #61 in Florida (PrepHoops)

Tarpons At A Glance

A new era begins in Punta Gorda, where veteran coach Tom Massolio has called it quits to become the school’s new athletic director after posting 507 victories, 11 district championships and only two losing seasons during a 25-year span. Stepping in is longtime JV coach Mike Williams, who inherits a strong program and a lot of pieces for 2022-23, led by 6-6 SR John Gamble and 6-4 JR Chris Cornish.

MIKE WILLIAMS is a 2001 graduate of Charlotte High School. He is making his debut as the Tarpons’ varsity head coach (succeeding Tom Massolio, who moved into the AD position after 25 years as the head coach), after serving as an assistant coach in the program for the past 16 years and coaching the JV team for 11. Williams looks forward to new challenges and wants to continue the tradition of Charlotte High basketball.