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South Lake Pop Warner Football (407) 466-3443 and Cheer (407) 999-6362

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We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth football and cheer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our community.

Patrick Falcone

Phone: (352) 396-1175     

Email: [email protected]


Patrick brings over twenty years of leadership experience to our league between his service as a coach and administrator with youth football and baseball and his management career at Silver Springs Citrus. He is the father of a Freshman at South Lake High School who grew up playing in Pop Warner. His goal is to help all children learn the fundamentals of football and life by taking an active role in their physical, emotional and academic development through Pop Warner football and cheer programs.

Kenny Kelly 


Phone: (407) 947-7308

Email: [email protected]



Kenny grew up in the Winter Garden area and is the owner of a wholesale food business. As a father of a son and a daughter, he’s been involved with South Lake Pop Warner for the past five years. Kenny enjoys hunting, fishing, cooking when he has the time, and listening to live music and concerts.



Diana Leist


Assistant Sponsorship/
Fundraiser Director

(325) 536-3256

Email: [email protected]


I volunteer at my son's school, Mascotte Charter Elementary and was the VP of PTO, a year later took the President position I held each one for a year then became pregnant and stepped down from PTO to stay home during pregnancy. I became a charter board member of the school last fall, 2018.

I grew up in Groveland, graduated from SL High. I love this sport because I love and enjoy not only watching my son play but all the boys play and cheerleaders cheer. This is my son's 4th year playing. He is a Mitey-Mite. this year. I'm in of their biggest fans and you can hear me ringing my cow bell when our boys make a touchdown or any kind of a great play!! I'm a proud football mama!


Brandy Kelly


(407) 466-3443

Email: [email protected]


Brandy was born and raised in Winter Garden and is a second generation Floridian. She is a mother of two and a realtor at ERA Grizzard Real Estate. Brandy enjoys horseback riding, fishing, snowboarding (just about anything outdoors) and Crossfit. She is passionate about Gator football games and is a pretty decent dancer.

Rick Kelley

Football Coordinator

Mitey Mite
Football Coach

(407) 999-6362


Rick (second from left) was a Tiny Mite coach last year and is returning to coach Mitey-Mites now that his son is in that division. He played football at several levels and has over 18 years of coaching experience, including the Commissioner for Sanford Pop Warner. He is happy to apply his knowledge and love of the game to South Lake where he now resides. Rick earned an electrical engineering degree from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology. He is the Vice President and CIO of Lockheed Martin MFC. He enjoys spending time with his family in the great outdoors.


Stephanie Popko

Sponsorship/Fundraiser Director

Head Team Mom
Football Mitey Mites

(407) 272-6143

Email: [email protected]


Stephanie Popko is excited to support the next generation of football players. Her son Derek and daughter Megan were in Pop Warner back in 1999, playing football and cheering. She has served as a Cub Scout Den Mother. Stephanie is a mother of three and a grandmother of four. She enjoys sewing, family time, and watching her grandkids play sports. She is happy to have the opportunity to be on the other side of Pop Warner, from a mom and team mom to being on the board and helping things run smoothly.


Derek Wilson

Concession Coordinator 

Mitey Mite Coach

(407) 968-5393

Email [email protected]


Derek is a private investigator who grew up in Central Florida and is a graduate from
Apopka High School. He has coached T-ball, baseball, softball, and football. Derek is a returning South Lake Pop Warner Coach. He has served as a Cub Scout Den Leader and is the father of a wonderful son with Type 1 Diabetes and a beautiful daughter. He enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.

Tori Kelley

Cheer Coordinator

Head Cheerleading Coach

Website & Social Media Director

(407) 999-6362

[email protected]


Tori is a returning Cheerleading Coach for the past three seasons. She is also mommy to a football player. Tori is the founder of Central Florida Mental Health and earned her Ph.D. from Barry University in Miami Shores. She will always be loyal to the Mountaineers where she studied psychology at Appalachian State University. Go Apps! Currently, she is working on an  MFA degree specializing in writing for children and young adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She grew up in Italy, but loves South Lake County more than any other place in the world. She enjoys writing songs and books and having outdoor adventures with her family.


Tim Bursztynski

Tiny Mites
Head Football Coach

Email:  [email protected]

Coach Tim is excited to return for his second year of coaching as he moves up to the head coaching position. Last year, his team led an 8-0 undefeated season. He is the proud father of two wonderful boys. 

Brittany Bursztynski

Tiny Mites
Head Team Mom

Assistant Director

Phone: (321) 418-9907

Email: [email protected]

This is Brittany's second year as the Head Team Mom of the Tiny Mites. She has over twelve years of experience working with children as an Exceptional Student Education teacher, and has taught preschool through fifth grade. Brittany loves watching her two boys play sports and everything having to do with Florida State.             

Ashton Watson

Safety Director

Phone: (352) 942-8544     

Email: [email protected]


Ashton was raised in Groveland and is a graduate of South Lake High School. She works at the Lake County Sheriff's Office as a clerk and has been there for almost 5 years. Her son has been playing football with South Lake Pop Warner since he was a Tiny Mite. She enjoys being involved with the things her son loves to do.


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South Lake Pop Warner Eagles

P.O. Box 482 
Groveland, Florida 34736

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 407-947-7308
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