Astronaut Looks To Recapture War Eagle Glory Days As Former Player Justin Worden Takes Reins

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Justin Worden takes over for Randy Hallock

New Astronaut Head Coach Justin Worden is looking to put his alma mater back on the map after putting Nature Coast Tech on the map the past three seasons. (Will Turner image FHSF)

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – When Justin Worden left Nature Coast Tech to be the head football coach at Astronaut in Titusville, a lot of people in the Tampa Bay area were shocked.

And for good reason.

Worden had just led the Sharks to two of the best seasons in school history in 2015 and 2016, including a pair of district championships and a trip to the Class 5A Region 2 final.

However, for Worden, it was a chance for him to come home to Astronaut to coach the War Eagles, where he graduated in 2004, when the school was a lock to make the playoffs every year.

Worden experienced a time of greatness at Astronaut and is now in pursue as the guy in charge.

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“I didn’t play varsity football during my freshman year, but I was always around the program because my father coached here,” Worden said.

“We got beat in the state championship game that year, and we went to the final four the year before that. There was just a certain mentality we had at Astronaut those two seasons, and it’s time to reintroduce that same mentality,”

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