Victor Prinzi was a fifth-string quarterback at Florida State University when he first grabbed national attention. He played with lifelong friend and college roommate, actor Burt (Buddy) Reynolds, in the backfield. Four years later, as a senior co-captain of the 1958 team, he guided the Seminoles to a 7–4 record and a berth in the Bluegrass Bowl.
After coaching at the Florida School for Boys in Marianna, Florida, (currently known as the Dozier School for Boys), Prinzi served in the military. Afterward he joined the high school and college coaching ranks for twelve seasons. He partnered with Gene Deckeroff on FSU football broadcasts as a color analyst in the 1980s, filling in when play was not in progress. Providing background material, such as statistics, strategy, and injury reports for over seventeen years, he became one of the voices of Florida State football.
During 1983–85, Prinzi became one of the “Voices of the Tampa Bay Bandits.”Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1988, he starred in pre-game segments called Great Moments in Seminole History.
Many remember Prinzi’s success on the football gridiron and recognize his voice as a radio football color analyst. From this moment forward, he will be remembered for sharing his 1961 story that led to the creation of Coach in Cottage C.