SIDELINES: FPC's Duane Hagstrom inducted into Florida Strength and Power Hall of Fame

Seabreeze's volleyball players take 'SLAP' self-defense class; DSC hires Brian Colubiale to lead flag football program.

Duane Hagstrom has been inducted into the Florida Strength and Power Hall of Fame. File photo
Duane Hagstrom has been inducted into the Florida Strength and Power Hall of Fame. File photo
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Flagler Palm Coast High School weightlifting coach Duane Hagstrom has been inducted into the Florida Strength and Power Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame’s Rick Bucinell wrote a letter to Hagstrom informing him of the honor.

“We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted for induction in the Florida Strength and Power Hall of Fame,” the letter stated. “On behalf of the Strength and Power Hall of Fame, we acknowledge your efforts as a prominent Strength Sports Athlete. We welcome you to the rolls.”

Hagstrom set a plethora of state, national and world records as a competitor. He has also led his high school girls and boys weightlifting teams to 11 conference championships, six district championships, three regional championships and a state championship.

He has been involved with strength training since the age of 9. He has been coaching since 1996 but didn’t begin competing until he was in his 30s and was inspired by one of his athletes.

“I have competed in every aspect of strength sports including strongman, Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting and bodybuilding,” he wrote in his Hall of Fame bio. “Olympic weightlifting is what I am most passionate about, having competed in over 50 competitions over a 15-year span including eight state championships and six national/American championships.”

In a post on its Facebook page, the Strength and Power Hall of Fame wrote: “The leaders, legends, and heroes of the Strength and Power Hall of Fame are honored to induct Duane Hagstrom into the class of 2023 as a prominent athlete in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.”


The Seabreeze volleyball team participated in a SLAP self defense class at the Ormond Beach Police Department on Aug. 24.
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Defense is important in sports as it can be in life.

Seabreeze High School’s volleyball players took part in a team bonding activity on Aug. 24 by taking a self-defense class together. The Sandcrabs participated in the SLAP (Self defense for Ladies and Assault Prevention) program at the Ormond Beach Police Department.

Two days earlier, the Sandcrabs opened their volleyball season with a 3-0 loss at Pine Ridge. Emily Glass and Sarah Noel Randolph led Seabreeze with eight kills apiece. Kira Shurbin had a total of five blocks. Freshman Lilli Litz had 10 digs.

Seabreeze (0-1) was scheduled to host Matanzas on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m.


Daytona State College named former Mainland High assistant coach Brian Colubiale as its first women’s flag football coach.

Colubiale coached both football and flag football at Mainland. He was the flag football team’s wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator from 2019 to 2023. The Bucs advanced to the state final four in his final season.

DSC will begin its junior college women's flag football program in 2024-25.

“We are happy to welcome Brian to our Falcon coaching family and look forward to him getting to work recruiting our first flag football team,” DSC athletic director Will Dunne said in a press release.

"I am extremely excited about the opportunity Daytona State College has given me to start up this program,” Colubiale said. “Girls flag football has grown so much over the last few years, and it’s only just getting started.” 

Email Brent Woronoff at [email protected].


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