After a brief break from the sidelines, Coach Dominick Ciao returned to his true calling and became the head football coach at Berkeley in 2007 where his winning ways continue at the helm of the Berkeley Buccaneers. In March of 2016, Ciao was recognized by the Positive Coaching Alliance’s with the coveted Double-Goal Coach Award, named for coaches who strive to win while pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. Coach Ciao’s career record is an impressive 209-99 placing him among Hillsborough County’s most respected and accomplished coaches. Over 145 athletes have continued their football careers in college under Coach Ciao, one being current 1st Round NFL draft pick and Super Bowl Champion, Nelson Agholor. Coach Ciao has led his teams to 16 playoff appearances, nine district titles, and four regional titles.
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent Episcopal day school for boys and girls in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Combining academic excellence with a spirit of social responsibility, Berkeley develops well-rounded individuals seeking to make a positive difference in the world.