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Introducing the 2017 FNF Coaches of Year

In each of the 50 states, we identified state-champion coaches who defied the odds in 2017.

By FNF Coaches Staff

We, at FNF Coaches, understand the commitment and sacrifice that go into leading a football team. In this edition, we honor the coaches that have led their respective teams to the ultimate prize – a state championship.

In each of the 50 states, we identified state-champion coaches who defied the odds in 2017. Some coaches lifted their teams to a state title for the first time in school history. Others bridged lengthy gaps between state-championship runs, bringing their respective programs back to prominence. Finally, other coaches inspired laser-focus in their athletes to continue proud winning traditions.

Congratulations to these deserving coaches.

STATE HIGH SCHOOL COACH
Alabama Sweet Water Pat Thompson
Alaska Soldotna Galen Brantley Jr.
Arizona Thatcher Sean Hinton
Arkansas Pulaski Academy Kevin Kelley
California Strathmore Jeromy Blackwell
Colorado Pomona Jay Madden
Connecticut St Joseph Joe DellaVecchia
Delaware Smyrna Michael Judy
Florida Chaminade-Madonna Dameon Jones
Georgia North Gwinnett Bill Stewart
Hawaii Hilo Kaeo Drummundo
Idaho Carey Lane Kirkland
Illinois Lincoln-Way East Rob Zvonar
Indiana Columbus East Bob Gaddis
Iowa Van Meter Eric Trudo
Kansas Holcomb Kent Teeter
Kentucky Franklin-Simpson Doug Preston
Louisiana West Feliciana Robb Odom
Maine Scarborough Lance Johnson
Maryland Dunbar Lawrence Smith
Massachusetts St. John’s Shrewsbury John Andreoli
Michigan Clarkston Kurt Richardson
Minnesota Spring Grove Zach Hauser
Mississippi Jefferson Davis County Lance Mancuso
Missouri Christian Brothers College High Scott Pingel
Montana Columbia Falls Ty Morgan
Nebraska Omaha North Larry Martin
Nevada Liberty Richard Muraco
New Hampshire Winnacunnet Ron Auffant
New Jersey Montclair John Fiore
New Mexico Ruidoso Kief Johnson
New York Skaneateles Joe Sindoni
North Carolina Harding University Sam Greiner
North Dakota Wyndmere-Lidgerwood Scott Strenge
Ohio Minster Geron Stokes
Oklahoma Bishop McGuinness Justin Jones
Oregon Clackamas Joe Bushman
Pennsylvania Cathedral Prep Michael Mischler
Rhode Island La Salle Academy Geoff Marcone
South Carolina Dillon Jackie Hayes
South Dakota Sioux Falls Christian Jake Pettengill
Tennessee Alcoa Gary Rankin
Texas Cy-Fair Ed Pustejovsky
Utah Lehi Ed Larson
Vermont St. Johnsbury Academy Richard Alercio
Virginia Salem Stephen Magenbauer
Washington O’Dea Monte Kohler
West Virginia Bluefield Fred Simon
Wisconsin Green Bay Notre Dame John Nowak
Wyoming Mountain View Brent Walk