Kenny Strong of Kathleen High is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coach of the Week

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Fans have voted Kenny Strong, head coach of Kathleen High School, as the Week 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ High School Coach of Week. Strong is in his first season as the head of the Red Devils.

In an interview earlier this year after he was hired, Coach Strong said the following about taking-over the Kathleen program:

“If you go out and get out of towners they might not know the history here they might not be aware of the potential that’s here. But when you have hometown guys, you have actual alumni that suited up, that played on this field that dressed and walked these hallways, they understand what it’s about, they understand what it can be, and I feel like they coach with more of a passion.”

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Kathleen is the alma mater of Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis.

Buccaneers High School Coach of the Week

Tampa Bay area high school football expert, Dan Lucas from WFLA (@WFLADan) selects all nominees based on specific criteria. Now, it is up to you to vote for the Buccaneers High School Coach of the Week. Voting will start on Tuesday’s at 9:00 a.m. and end on Thursday’s at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced on Saturday and posted on

Please consider the following criteria, which was used to select our nominees:

1. Have winning record, beat a longtime rival, snap a losing streak, defeat a defending champion, and/or record an amazing comeback victory.
2. Show commitment to his player’s safety by teaching the fundamentals of the game, proper tackling techniques. Concussion management practices and adherence to heat and hydration techniques.
3. Display a strong rapport and have earned respect from his players.
4. Have developed a mutually respectful relationship with game officials by using acceptable methods for questioning and avoiding disruptive behavior.
5. Be a leader in the game field by always exhibiting positive behavior.
6. Be involved with outside organizations such as camps, clinics and coaching conventions.
7. Be involved with community programs.
8. Developed excellent relationships with other coaches by being cooperative, considerate and being positive with game related media statements.

Each winner, one per week for 9 weeks, will receive a grant for $2,500 from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation to help maintain and upgrade their football program.

At the conclusion of the season, a Buccaneers High School Coach of the Year will be selected and earn an additional award from the Buccaneers.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.