Hardee Athletic Foundation,Inc.
Hardee Athletic Foundation,Inc.

2020 Board of Directors:


President, Derren Bryan

Married to Diane Bryan

Two Sons, Jace and Joren

B.A. Western State College of Colorado

COO Albritton Insurance Services, LLC

1990 Graduate of HHS

Former Teacher HHS

Former Head Football Coach Hardee Senior High

Former HHS Athlete-Football and Baseball

Founding Board Member Hardee Athletic Foundation

Hardee County Chamber of Commerce Director

Member of Kiwanis

Hardee Youth Sports Assistant Coach

Hardee Junior High Football Assistant Coach

South Florida State College Board of Trustees, Chair


Vice President, Paul G. Samuels 

Married to Jamie Davis Samuels

Son Eli

Land Lease Manager, Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC

BS Business Management University of South Florida

1989 Graduate of HHS

Former HHS Athlete-Baseball and Football

Former Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach

PRECO Operation Round Up-Vice President 2005-2008

Founding Board Member Hardee Athletic Foundation

Member Lions Club, President 2006-2007

Hardee County School Board 3rd. term-chairman

Member Northside Baptist Church


Secretary, Dr. Stacy Sharp

Wife of John Sharp; Mother of Gavin and Caroline

Ed.D. Educational Leadership; M.A. English Education; B.A. Spanish

Professor of English, Humanities, and Education at South Florida State College

Hardee Junior High Cheerleading Coach

Former HHS Cheerleading Coach

Former HHS Girls Weightlifting Coach

Former HCYL Cheer Coach

Coordinator HCFB pageants



Treasurer, Barry White

Married to Debra Wright White

Three daughters, Sherri, Tammi and Kristi

A.A. South Florida Junior College (presently, South Florida State College)

1969 Graduate of HHS

Retired Manager of Operation Support Peace River Electric Cooperative-40 years

Former Hardee Youth Football Coach-25 years

Former Hardee High Junior Varsity and Varsity Basketball Coach-12 years

Hardee High School Junior Varsity Assistant Football Coach-15 years

Founding Board Member Hardee Athletic Foundation

2015 Hardee Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame Member 

HHS Varsity Football Assistant


Executive Director, Tanya Royal

Married to David Royal

Two Sons, Kalan and Kramer

Hardee Athletic Foundation Executive Director

1981 Graduate of HHS

Former HHS Athlete-Basketball 

Former Youth Girls Softball and Tee Ball Coach

Former President Women's Church Softball League

Former Hardee County Little League/HCYS Board of Directors/Public Information Officer

Former Hardee County School Board Member-Chairperson 2007-2008

Former Main Street Wauchula Board of Directors-Promotions Chair-Design Committee

Former HHS Jr. Class Sponsor 2012-2013 and Sr. Class Sponsor 2013-2014

Former Youth Advisory Committee Chair FBCW

Member First Baptist Church Wauchula

Student Ministry Family Group Leader FBCW

Member Main Street Wauchula

President elect-Rotary Club of Hardee County, past VP and Director

Member Hardee County Chamber of Commerce

Member Hardee County Farm Bureau

Member Hardee County FFA Alumni

Board Member Advent Health Wauchula Foundation


Millie Carlton Bolin

Married to Todd Bolin

Daughter Taylor Bolin Ming and husband Jacob Ming, Son Jacob Bolin and wife Lydia Daum Bolin

Granddaughter Kyle Marie Ming

Partner and Office Manager/Bookkeeper for family owned Cattle ranches and Citrus Production

1990 Graduate of HHS

Former HHS Athlete-Softball, Basketball

Former HHS Cheerleader

Former Youth Girls Softball Coach

Former Member/Chair Hardee County YMCA

Former Main Street Wauchula Board of Directors

Former Hardee Chamber of Commerce Board of Director

Former Board Member Florida Baptist Children's Home

Founding Board Member Hardee Athletic Foundation

Board Member Florida Cattlemen's Foundation

Hardee County Cattlewomen

Secretary/Treasurer Hardee Adult Huddle Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Member First Baptist Church Wauchula

Assistant Treasurer First Baptist Church Wauchula



Andy Bonjokian

Married to Sophia Bonjokian, grandson 

Hardee County Disposal owner

Hardee County Chamber of Commerce Director

Former High School Football Coach

Hardee County Chamber President 2018


Dr. Maria Carlton

Married to Jimmy

One daughter Cloe and husband 

B. S. University of Florida

Owner Carlton Family Chiropractic

Graduate of  HHS

Former HHS Cheerleader



Jason Clark

Married to Holly Clark

Three Children, Abby, Griffin, and Dean

B.S. University of Florida

Graduate of HHS

Former HHS Athlete-Football and Baseball

Former HHS Varsity Football Coach

Former Hardee Junior High Football Assistant Coach

Sanford University Football Letterman

Founding Board Member Hardee Athletic Foundation

Hardee Youth Sports Coach

Hardee County Fair Board

Hardee County Youth Livestock Steer Co-Chair

HHS Varsity Football Coach

Member First Baptist Church Wauchula


Dr. Teresa Crawford 

Married to Vent Crawford

Daughter Kaylyn Walton, husband Dr. Dustin Walton, grandson Crawford and granddaughter Wynley Kate

BA Ed, MA Guidance and Counseling, M. Ed Leadership Ed University of South Florida

Graduate of Florida Southern's Doctoral Progam for Educational Leadership

Hardee Campus Director South Florida State College

Former Athlete-Track and Cheerleading

Former Cheerleading Coach HHS and HYFL

Former Educator and Guidance Counselor HHS

Former Hardee County School Board Member-chairperson

Founding Board Member and Secretary Hardee Athletic Foundation

Hardee County Chamber of Commerce Director

Hardee County Fair Board of Director/Coordinator of Civic Center Events


Dr. Earnest Graham 

Daughters Alexis Benjaim-Graham State Champion, Eylana Graham and Son Earnest Graham III

Brother of Derrick Graham a Graduate of Arkansas University on football scholarship, student athlete & Hardee High Graduate. 

Bachelors from the University of Florida in political science
Masters of business administration Florida Atlantic University
Masters of public administration Florida International University

Director of Hardee Youth Center

Director of Football Operations Hardee Football

Head Coach Hardee Track Team

President Hardee Youth Football and Cheerleading
Michael Kelly

Married to Chelsea Kelly

One daughter

Publisher at The Herald Advocate

Bachelor of  University of Florida 

Graduate of HHS

Former HHS Athlete-Football and Baseball

Member of Kiwanis

Member First Baptist Church of Wauchula

SFSC Foundation Member



Travis Maldonado

Married to Brandi, a daughter and son  

Owner of Top Notch Construction 

Graduate of HHS

Former HHS Athlete-Football 

SMM Volunteer


Russell Melendy

Married to Kristen Melendy

Two daughters, Kate and Anna

Vice President/Fourth Generation of Coker Fuel, Inc. family owned Propane Gas Company

Vice President of Sebring Natural Gas System, Inc. family owned Natural Gas Company

Bachelor of Business Management University of Florida

Member Alph Gamma Rho Fraternity

Member and Deacon of First Baptist Church Wauchula

Hardee County Commissioner District 4, Chairperson 2017-2018 and 2021-2022


Ruben Rivas

Married to Jamie Rivas

Three children, Reese, Roland and Rebecca 

First National Bank of Wauchula

Bachelor of Business Management Webber International University

Graduate of HHS

Former HHS Athlete-Football and Baseball

Former Executive Director YMCA Wauchula 

Hardee County Youth Sports Treasurer Baseball

Hardee County Youth Sports Baseball Coach

Member First Methodist Church of Wauchula

Member Rotary Club of Hardee


Jackie See

Two sons, Bryan and Jack


Works part time, grove caretaking

Baseball Umpire

Graduate of HHS

Former HHS Athlete-Football, Baseball, Track, Basketball

2018 Hardee Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame Member

Member of First Christian Church



Thomas Trevino

Married to Guille

One daughter and one son

Owner at Trevino Management Group

Hardee Youth Center Executive Officer 

Graduate of HHS

Former HHS Athlete

Board member Advent Health Wauchula Foundation 


2018 HAF Board of Directors front row: left to right Teresa Crawfor, Stacy Sharp, Paul Samuels, Tanya Royal, Dr. Maria Carlton and Barry White back row: left to right Millie Bolin, Matt Reichel, Derren Bryan, Ruben Rivas, and Russell Melendy not pictured
2017 Board of Directors Back Row: Matt Reichel, Ruben Rivas, Dr. Maria Carlton, Barrry White, Derren Bryan, Millie Bolin, Russell Melendy, Paul Samuels, Abel Hernandez and Jason Clark Front row: Stacy Sharp, Teresa Crawford and Tanya Royal Ex. Director no
2019 HAF Board of Directors Left to Right: Executive Director Tanya Royal, Dr. Stacy Sharp, Dr. Teresa Crawford, Jackie See, Dr. Maria Carlton, Millie Bolin and Travis Maldonado Back row L to R: Ruben Rivas, Russell Melendy and Derren Bryan
2016 Board of Directors Back row: Russell Melendy, Jason Clark, Derren Bryan, Matt Reichel, Millie Bolin, Barry White and Andy Bonjokian Front row: Michael Kelly, Teresa Crawford, Paul Samuels, Stacy Sharp and Tanya Royal
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