SARASOTA - A Celebration of Life for former Cardinal Mooney football coach Mike Dowling will be held on Saturday, October 26, at 10:00 am in the CMHS Music Hall.

He coached football and weightlifting for more than 30 years before retiring in January of 2007 after getting to the State Semifinal playoffs. Dowling passed away in April.

He impacted so many lives, and he will be forever remembered by the players he coached and the students he taught.

Guest speakers on Saturday include Congressman Vern Buchanan as well as former players Coach Josh Smithers '95; Bobby Rosenberg '00; and Jason Bailey '93. Coach Dowling's family will be in attendance.