Edison’s Vince Hall is Miami Herald’s Miami-Dade County Flag Football Coach of the Year

Edison once again reigned supreme in Miami-Dade County and so Vince Hall is once again the Miami Herald’s Miami-Dade County Flag Football Coach of the Year.

The Red Raiders won the Greater Miami Athletic Conference tournament for the third season in a row and the fifth time in seven years, and again made it to the final four as the Region 4-1A champion before falling in the Class 1A semifinals.

Although Edison is still looking for its first state title, the Red Raiders’ local dynasty keeps rolling.

Edison went undefeated against opponents from Miami-Dade and Broward counties, only lost two games all year, averaged 25.75 points per game and held opponents to just 4.3 points per game.

This is Hall’s third straight season as the Miami-Dade Flag Football Coach of the Year.

A state championship, however, remains elusive and the coach is doing all he can to try to push the Red Raiders to the next level.

In 2021, he started having Edison play in summer tournaments for the first time, using his connections with Luther Campbell — the Red Raiders’ football coach, better known as Uncle Luke — and the Liberty City Optimist Club to take his team around the state for offseason competitions. The Red Raiders then lost their quarterback to graduation and still were arguably the top team in South Florida, winning a showdown with Western last month before the Wildcats went on to win Region 4-2M.

Although it’s still missing the state title, Edison has been to the state semifinals in three straight seasons and five of the last six. No matter the mix of players, the Red Raiders are in contention and they should be again next season, especially given the look of the roster.

Among Edison’s key contributors this year were two sophomores and two freshmen, including its quarterback, and the Red Raiders were still every bit as good as ever.