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Mr. Dick Toth

Wrong Dick Toth?

Non-Core Teacher

Volusia County Schools
Volusia
123 West Indiana Avenue Room 103
Deland , Florida 32720
United States

Company Description: Volusia County, Florida, is located along the central east coast of Florida, with Daytona Beach and the International Speedway being perhaps the most universally...   more
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Administration | Mainland High School
www.mainlandhighschool.org, 19 May 2014 [cached]
Mr. Dick Toth
Dick Toth is retiring today ...
www.news-journalonline.com, 9 June 2014 [cached]
Dick Toth is retiring today after 35 years at Mainland High School as a basketball coach and athletic director.
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Toth has been a fixture for 35 years at Mainland High, a school he once thought would be a steppingstone toward a college coaching career. But over the years, notes like that email convinced him that Mainland wsa where he belonged.
"The greatest thing about education is you have the possibility of changing people's lives," Toth said, sitting in his office outside of the Bucs' gym on one of his final days on the job. "Especially here where we have such a diverse (number) of kids, and you don't know what their home lives are like, and you pat them on the back and it might be the only pat they get that day. You can make a difference and not know that you ever did, and you get a letter like this 32 years later.
"It rocked my world."
It's tough to imagine Mainland without Dick Toth.
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"He wants everything to stay as is," Toth said.
"He gave his life to Mainland," said Charles Brinkerhoff, who was one of Toth's assistant coaches on the boys basketball team before succeeding him in 1992.
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My dad was an alcoholic and couldn't care less what I did," Toth said.
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The 6-foot-7 Toth graduated from high school in 1968 and went on to be a three-year starter at Georgia, where he met his wife, Sondra. A two-year team captain, Toth averaged 8.3 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Bulldogs. He went on to coach at two Georgia high schools, sandwiched around a two-year stint as a pro player in Belgium. He was lured to Daytona Beach in 1979 by two iconic basketball coaches from this area.
After Toth worked at Glenn Wilkes' famed basketball camp, the Stetson coach called Mainland principal Jack Surrette, who himself had won two state championships at Seabreeze.
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"Coach Wilkes asked me where I was from and said, 'Well, we need to get you down here in Florida.'" Toth said.
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Toth had a chance to leave Mainland in 1986 when Jim Larranaga, his former high school teammate who now is the men's coach at Miami, got the coaching job at Bowling Green.
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Toth said he turned down Larranaga's offer to join his staff, because it meant a pay cut.
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Like the Jimmy Stewart character in "It's a Wonderful Life," Toth said he eventually realized that the best move he ever made was staying put.
A 'SECOND FATHER' TO ME
"Dick Toth has done so much for so many people," said Brinkerhoff, who won state championships at Mainland in 1995, '96 and '98.
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"Coach Toth has been like a second father to me," Terry Anthony said, "Not just here but after I left and went to Florida State."
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"In my life I'd say I had three great coaches," Anthony said, "Coach Toth, Coach John Eason (former FSU receivers coach) and Coach Bobby Bowden (FSU head coach).
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Toth stepped down as Mainland's boys basketball coach in 1992 after 13 seasons, but remained as athletic director, a job he's held since 1987.
"Imagine all the football and basketball games I've seen," he said.
Toth returned to coaching in 2000 when principal Patsy Graham asked him to take over the girls' basketball team.
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McCloud may never have made it to the NBA, Brinkerhoff said, if Toth didn't intervene when McCloud had wanted to quit college.
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"George had come home, but Dick went and got him and drove him back to Florida State and told him, 'you're not quitting.' The next year Pat Kennedy moved George from forward to point guard (where he averaged over 20 points his final two college seasons)."
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And though Toth was not on the bench during that stretch, Brinkerhoff said much of the team's success belongs to him.
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"I am truly an example of when people say athletics can be a way out for a kid," Toth said. "I lived that life. I truly have."
Toth retiring after 35 years as coach, AD at MainlandBy Brent Woronoff Dick Toth is retiring today after 35 years at Mainland High School as a basketball coach and athletic director. Dick Toth is retiring today after 35 years at Mainland High School as a basketball coach and athletic director. News-JournalOnline.comJune 9, 2014 11:04 PM

DAYTONA BEACH - You can give Mainland athletic director Dick Toth thousands of gold watches on the occasion of his retirement Tuesday and they won't match an email he received on May 29.

In Toth's eyes that was the greatest gift of all. A short note from a former basketball player he coached 32 years ago.

"Just thought I'd share a great moment in my life with you," wrote Shawn Rhodes. "I received my (master's in social work)! ... Like I have told you in the past, many of the lessons that you tried to teach back in the early 80's often serve me well in the present day. I guess it takes some of us longer than others."

Toth has been a fixture for 35 years at Mainland High, a school he once thought would be a steppingstone toward a college coaching career. But over the years, notes like that email convinced him that Mainland wsa where he belonged.

"The greatest thing about education is you have the possibility of changing people's lives," Toth said, sitting in his office outside of the Bucs' gym on one of his final days on the job. "Especially here where we have such a diverse (number) of kids, and you don't know what their home lives are like, and you pat them on the back and it might be the only pat they get that day. You can make a difference and not know that you ever did, and you get a letter like this 32 years later.

"It rocked my world."

It's tough to imagine Mainland without Dick Toth.

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My dad was an alcoholic and couldn't care less what I did," Toth said. "If I didn't have Mr. Curran as my coach, I don't know where I'd be today."

The 6-foot-7 Toth graduated from high school in 1968 and went on to be a three-year starter at Georgia, where he met his wife, Sondra.

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A two-year team captain, Toth averaged 8.3 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Bulldogs. He went on to coach at two Georgia high schools, sandwiched around a two-year stint as a pro player in Belgium. He was lured to Daytona Beach in 1979 by two iconic basketball coaches from this area.

After Toth worked at Glenn Wilkes' famed basketball camp, the Stetson coach called Mainland principal Jack Surrette, who himself had won two state championships at Seabreeze.

"Coach Wilkes asked me where I was from and said, 'Well, we need to get you down here in Florida.'" Toth said. "He called Jack, and said 'I think I have a kid who will do a good job for you.'"

Toth had a chance to leave Mainland in 1986 when Jim Larranaga, his former high school teammate who now is the men's coach at Miami, got the coaching job at Bowling Green.

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Toth said he turned down Larranaga's offer to join his staff, because it meant a pay cut. The following year Toth interviewed with Florida State head coach Pat Kennedy for an assistant's job but didn't get it.

Like the Jimmy Stewart character in "It's a Wonderful Life," Toth said he eventually realized that the best move he ever made was staying put.

A 'SECOND FATHER' TO ME

"Dick Toth has done so much for so many people," said Brinkerhoff, who won state championships at Mainland in 1995, '96 and '98. "He taught me everything about how to coach,"

"Coach Toth has been like a second father to me," Terry Anthony said, "Not just here but after I left and went to Florida State."

A former wide receiver with the Seminoles and the Tampa Bay Bucs, Anthony is now a coach and dean of discipline at Mainland.

"In my life I'd say I had three great coaches," Anthony said, "Coach Toth, Coach John Eason (former FSU receivers coach) and Coach Bobby Bowden (FSU head coach). "He taught me everything about how to coach,"

"Coach Toth has been like a second father to me," Terry Anthony said, "Not just here but after I left and went to Florida State."

A former wide receiver with the Seminoles and the Tampa Bay Bucs, Anthony is now a coach and dean of discipline at Mainland.

"In my life I'd say I had three great coaches," Anthony said, "Coach Toth, Coach John Eason (former FSU receivers coach) and Coach Bobby Bowden (FSU head coach).

Mainland athletic director Dick ...
www.orlandosentinel.com, 23 Sept 2010 [cached]
Mainland athletic director Dick Toth declined comment.
FHSAA.org | Bishop Kenny's West wins election to FHSAA Board of Directors
www.fhsaa.org, 12 May 2011 [cached]
Elsewhere, Apopka athletic director Russell Wambles and Mainland (Daytona Beach) athletic director Dick Toth will run off for the Section 2 public school seat on the Board of Directors; while Columbus (Miami) assistant principal and athletic director Chris McKeon and Seacrest Country Day (Naples) athletic director Mark Marsala will face each other in a run off for the Section 4 private school board seat.
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Dick Toth, Athletic Director, Mainland (Daytona Beach) - 10*
FHSAA.org: News Release
www.fhsaa.org, 30 July 2010 [cached]
Horner, athletic director at Forest High School in Ocala, won election to the Administrative 2 public school seat by defeating Mike O’Loughlin, principal of St. Augustine High School, and Dick Toth, athletic director at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, on the first ballot.
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Dick Toth, Athletic Director, Mainland High School (Daytona Beach) – 24 votes
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