TBT: Football Coach Made Difference at Florida School for Boys
The Tampa Bay Times tells how former Florida State University quarterback Vic Prinzi helped some of the troubled young men he coached at the Florida School for Boys in Marianna. Some of those boys were known as the "White House Boys," victims of alleged abuse by staff of the since closed reform school.
In February 1961, Vic Prinzi pulled into the visitors' lot at the Florida School for Boys in Marianna and sat in the car collecting his thoughts. He was apprehensive. "Why am I here?" he wondered. He could still turn around, head back to Tallahassee and send word that he had changed his mind.