Sharp_Preferred_PhotoVarsity Football Coach Dan Sharp has been selected by USA Today High School Sports as one of the best high school football coaches in the country!

USA TODAY High School Sports is asking fans to choose the best high school football coach in the country in a contest that opened Sept. 30. USA TODAY staffers have chosen eight active head football coaches in each state after more than a month of conversations with local media and other state/school officials with high school football expertise. From there, the fans will decide which coach emerges from a list of 408.

There will be three rounds of voting. The state round began at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 30 and ends at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The 51 winners – one from each state plus Washington, D.C. – advance to a regional round, where they will be divided among eight regions of six or seven coaches apiece. The regional round begins at 11 a.m. Oct. 9 and ends at 11 a.m. Oct. 18. The eight regional winners move onto the national round, which starts at 11 a.m on Oct. 21 and ends at 11 a.m. on 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.

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