Ann Arbor Pioneer girls track and field coach Bryan Westfield, who died early in July, has been voted coach of the year by USA TODAY readers. He won the award with ease, pulling in 40,205 out of 108,292 total votes.
Pioneer’s athletic department will receive $1,000 as an award.
USA TODAY High School Sports gave fans the opportunity to decide which coach among 24 national-coach-of-the-year winners should be named the ultimate coach of the year.
Bill Schafhauser of Maplewood (Minn.) Hill-Murray girls hockey and Claude Toukene of Chesapeake (Va.) Western Branch boys track and field were Westfield’s runners-up.