The Tampa Bay Buccaneers get fans involved in the Buccaneers High School Coach of the Week award by allowing them to vote for the most deserving coach from each week’s list of nominees. Voting ends at 11:59 P.M Eastern Time on Thursday (9/17/20) with the winner being announced on Friday.
Here are this week’s four nominees:
WEEK 1 COACHES:
- Jake Coulson, Bloomingdale High- Coach Coulson’s Bulls defeated perennial state power Armwood 15-14. Coulson has helped build the Bulls into a playoff caliber program, first as the defensive coordinator, now as its second-year head coach.
- Greg Williford, Bradenton Christian- Coach Williford’s Panthers changed their schedule to accommodate construction at their home facility and won on the road 27-26 over Zephyrhills Christian. It is a great start to the season for the program that went 3-5 in Coach Williford’s first season last year.
- Kenny Strong, Kathleen High- Coach Strong’s Red Devils won an exciting opening game 42-40 over Ridge Community. It was Coach Strong’s first game as a head coach after earning the job in January. He spent many years as an assistant coach in Polk County.
- Alonzo Ashwood, Sumner High- Coach Ashwood’s Stingrays won their inaugural game, 21-0 over Spoto. Sumner is Hillsborough County’s newest high school and Coach Ashwood is building the program from scratch.
You can vote for the most deserving nominee by going to the following link: https://www.buccaneers.com/community/high-school-coach-of-the-week
The Bucs will honor nine coaches during the 2020 season. Each winner 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. That winner will also be in the running for the annual Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award.