Coach of the Year

Coaches of the Year

Annually Recognizing America’s
Top High School Coaches

FNF Coaches understands the commitment and sacrifice that goes into leading a football team.

In our annual Coaches of the Year edition we honor 50-plus coaches who lead their respective teams to the ultimate prize – a state championship.

The FNF Coaches of the Year program is not a popularity contest. We will recognize coaches who went above and beyond to help deliver a state title to their community.

View 2017 Edition of FNF “Coaches of the Year” Digital Edition

PREVIOUS COACH OF THE YEAR SELECTIONS

2017
AL, Pat Thompson, Sweet Water
AK, Galen Brantley, Jr. Soldotna
AZ, Sean Hinton, Thatcher
AR, Kevin Kelley, Pulaski Academy
CA, Jeromy Blackwell, Strathmore
CO, Jay Madden, Pomona
CT, Joe DellaVecchia, St Joseph
DE, Michael Judy, Smyrna
FL, Dameon Jones, Chaminade-Madonna
GA, Bill Stewart, North Gwinnett
HI, Kaeo Drummundo, Hilo
ID, Lane Kirkland, Carey
IL, Rob Zvonar, Lincoln-Way East
IN, Bob Gaddis, Columbus East
IA, Eric Trudo, Van Meter
KS, Kent Teeter, Holcomb
KY, Doug Preston, Franklin-Simpson
LA, Robb Odom, West Feliciana
ME, Lance Johnson, Scarborough
MD, Lawrence Smith, Dunbar
MA, John Andreoli, St. John’s Shrewsbury
MI, Kurt Richardson, Clarkston
MN, Zach Hauser, Spring Grove
MS, Lance Mancuso, Jefferson Davis County
MO, Scott Pingel, Christian Brothers College High
MT, Ty Morgan, Columbia Falls
NE, Larry Martin, Omaha North
NV, Richard Muraco, Liberty
NH, Ron Auffant, Winnacunnet
NJ, John Fiore, Montclair
NM, Kief Johnson, Ruidoso
NY, Joe Sindoni, Skaneateles
NC, Sam Greiner, Harding University
ND, Scott Strenge, Wyndmere-Lidgerwood
OH, Geron Stokes, Minster
OK, Justin Jones, Bishop McGuinness
OR, Joe Bushman, Clackamas
PA, Michael Mischler, Cathedral Prep
RI, Geoff Marcone, La Salle Academy
SC, Jackie Hayes, Dillon
SD, Jake Pettengill, Sioux Falls Christian
TN, Gary Rankin, Alcoa
TX, Ed Pustejovsky, Cy-Fair
UT, Ed Larson, Lehi
VT, Richard Alercio, St. Johnsbury Academy
VA, Stephen Magenbauer, Salem
WA, Monte Kohler, O’Dea
WV, Fred Simon, Bluefield
WI, John Nowak, Green Bay Notre Dame
WY, Brent Walk, Mountain View
2016
AL, Ramsay, Rueben Nelson Jr.
AK, East, Jeff Trotter
AZ, Williams Field, Steve Campbell
AR, Mount Ida, Mike White
CA, San Clemente, Jaime Ortiz
CO, Strasburg, Jeff Giger
CT, Hillhouse, Reggie Lytle
DE, Woodbridge, Ed Manlove
FL, St. Thomas Aquinas, Roger Harriott
FL, Trinity Christian, Verlon Dorminey
GA, Valdosta, Alan Rodemaker
HI, Lahainaluna, Garet Tihada and Bobby Watson (Co-Head Coaches)
ID, Mountain View, Judd Benedick
IL, Peoria High, Tim Thornton
IN, Roncalli, Bruce Scifres
IA, Dowling Catholic, Tom Wilson
IA, Westrern Christian, Travis Kooima
KS, Pratt High, Jamie Cruce
KY, Christian Academy, Stefan LeFors
LA, Logansport, Kevin Magee
ME, Brunswick, Dan Cooper
MD, Walkersville, Joe Polce
MA, Hanover, Christopher Landolfi
MA, King Phillip, Brian Lee
MI, Pewamo Westphalia, Jeremy Miller
MN, Minneapolis North, Charles Adams
MS, Clinton, Judd Boswell
MO, Harrisonville, Brent Maxwell
MT, Billings Senior, Chris Murdock
NE, Bellevue West, Mike Huffman
NV, Bishop Gorman, Kenny Sanchez
NV, Spring Mountain, Aaron Masden
NH, Bedford High, Derek Stank
NM, St. Pius X, San Juan Mendoza
NY, Allentown, Jay Graber
NY, Somers, Tony DeMatteo
NY, Lancaster, Eric Rupp
NC, Eastern Guilford, Doug Robertson
ND, Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm, Jon Schiele
OH, Marion Local, Tim Goodwin
OH, John F. Kennedy, Jay Bayuk
OH, LaSalle, Jim Hilvert
OK, Millwood Darwin, Franklin
OK, Homony, Scott Harmon
OR, Lebanon, Ty Tomlin
PA, Beaver Falls, Ryan Matsook
RI, Portsmouth, Ryan Moniz
SC, Dutch Fork, Tom Knotts
SD, Colman-Egan, Chad Williamson
TN, Farragut, Eddie Courtney
TX, Dallas Highland Park, Randy Allen
UT, Bingham, John Lambourne
VT, Rice, Neil Brodeur
VA, Appomattox, Doug Smith
WA, Camas, Jon Eagle
WA, Graham-Kapowsin, Eric Kurle
WV, St. Marys, Jodi Mote
WI, Green Bay Notre Dame, John Nowak
WI, St. Croix Central, Tony DiSalvo
WY, Pine Bluffs, Will Gray