GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – USA TODAY High School Sports is announcing the Best High School Football Coach contest.
The 51 winners advanced to a regional round, where they are divided among eight regions of six or seven coaches apiece. The regional round began at noon (ET) Oct. 9 and ends at noon (ET) Oct. 18. The eight regional winners move onto the national round, which starts at noon (ET) Oct. 21 and ends at noon (ET) Oct. 29. The champion is crowned based on most votes in the final round.
The athletic department of the winning coach will receive $2,000. Second through fifth places also receive cash prizes for the athletic departments: second ($1,000), third ($500), fourth ($250) and fifth ($100). All eight finalists receive banners for their schools.