offense

  • Caleb Pickrell
    Caleb
    Pickrell
    Offensive Line
    QUICK NOTES:
    • Graduated from Lakeland High School in 2008
    • Offensive Line MVP at Stillman
    • 1st year coaching Dreadnaught Football

    ABOUT Caleb Pickrell

    Caleb Pickrell is entering his first season as the Offensive Line Coach for the Lakeland Dreadnaughts. He came to LHS from previous coaching stints in Houston Texas as well as Winter Haven High last season. Prior to Texas, Caleb coached as a graduate assistant in the Spring following his senior season at Division 2  Stillman College. In college Caleb started 38 of his 40 collegiate games while earning Offensive Line MVP at Stillman. Caleb graduated from Lakeland High in 2008 where he earned All-State honors as well as the Offensive Line MVP award while playing Center. He is glad to be back with the Dreadnaughts and has a passion to share his knowledge and experience while positively impacting the lives of his players. Pickrell is a native of Lakeland FL, where he currently lives with his wife Denissia and their dog Buddy.

  • BRENT HARBIN
    BRENT
    HARBIN
    ASST. Head coach / RUNNING BACKS
    QUICK NOTES:
    • Born in Huntsville, Alabama
    • 3-Time National Champion assistant coach (University of North Alabama ’93,’94,’95)
    • 7th year coaching Dreadnaught Football

    ABOUT BRENT HARBIN

    Born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama where he was a graduate of Lee High School, in 1988. Coach Harbin played baseball and football for the Generals. He would later go on to attend and graduate from The University of North Alabama, with a Health, Physical Education/Recreation and Business Management Degree. Coach Harbin would volunteer coach at Lee High School from 1991-1992 while attending college. In 1993 Coach Harbin was fortunate enough to fill a needed role as an graduate assistant coach with the offensive line at The University of North Alabama, which would also lead to 3 consecutive National Championships from ’93-’94-’95. During that 3 year span, the team had a record of 41-1. In 1997, Coach Harbin attended and graduated from Athens State University, with his Physical Education/Health teaching degree. In 1998 Coach Harbin was hired as the Offensive/Defensive line coach at Gordon Lee High School, in Chickamauga, Georgia, where he also filled various coaching duties. 

    Then From 2000-2004, Coach Harbin coached at Hardee High School, in Wauchula, Florida, and was the Defensive Line Coach, as well as Head Softball Coach. During the 4 year span with the wildcats, Coach Harbin enjoyed 3 district titles and also was an assistant coach on the South Central All-Star Classic from 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. In 2004 Coach Harbin brought his coaching talent to Polk County and was working with the Auburndale Bloodhounds. During his first year at Auburndale, the bloodhounds won their district title. In 2007, Coach Harbin was a coach with the Lakeland Thunderbolts arena football team and coached Lakeland High great and Dreadnaught linebacker coach Deaubrey Devine at the linebacker/fullback position, in which the Thunderbolts won the Southern division with a 13-3 record. In 2008, Coach Harbin was a P.E. instructor and football coach and worked with Cobb County Schools, in the Atlanta, Georgia area for the next two years. The past two seasons 2010-2012, were spent in Osceola County, teaching and coaching with the St. Cloud Bulldogs, filling various roles, such as Defensive Line, Offensive Line and Offensive Coordinator. 

    This will be his fourth year with the Dreadnaughts where he will be coaching the running backs and the assistant head coach. His teaching duties will be in the ESE department at LHS.  

    Brent’s mother, Faye Harbin, still resides in Huntsville. He has an older brother, Bruce, who resides here in Florida.

  • WILL BAHLER
    Will
    Bahler
    Wide Receivers
    QUICK NOTES:
    • Born in Washington DC
    • 11th Year coaching Dreadnaught Football

    ABOUT Will Bahler

    Coach Bahler is entering his 11th year with the Dreadnaughts, where he will be coaching wide receivers and teaching in the ESE department.   

    Coach Bahler was born on Andrews AFB and raised in the Washington DC area where he played football, lacrosse, and ran track at DeMatha Catholic HS before graduating from St. John’s College HS, where he played wide receiver and safety. He graduated in 2007 from Florida Southern College, triple majoring in Marketing, Economics, and Human Resources. Coach Bahler went on to earn his Masters in Business Administration at the University of South Florida. 

    Coach Bahler started his coaching career in 2004, spending his first five years coaching wide receivers at Kathleen High School. During his time at Kathleen Coach Bahler would go on to coach 6 future D1 wide receivers including a WR selected to the inaugural Under-Armour All-American Game, T.J. Lawrence.  

    He is responsible for college recruiting and has helped over 80 Dreadnaughts sign scholarships during his time at Lakeland.  He has coached 3 of the first 4 Under-Armour All-Americans in school history including WR James Robinson (17), RB AJ Davis (17), and TE Keon Zipperer (19).  In his time at Lakeland he has coached 16 WR who have gone on to play college football including 7 that have signed D1 scholarships.

    In addition to coaching at Lakeland, Coach Bahler has been selected to coach in 3 Under-Armour All-American games.  He has also had the honor of coaching Team USA U-19 WR in 2 USA Football International Bowls.