AWARDS

High School Coach of the Year

Presented By Red Clay Industries

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2016 HS Coach of the Year

Johnny Sowell

Monroe High School

Coach Sowell with Jim Smith, President of Red Clay Industries

2015 HS Coach of the Year

Larry McNulty

Charlotte Latin School

2014 HS Coach of the Year
in Memory of

Damon “Mo” Collins

West Charlotte High School

Collins family with Ron Rivera and former Carolina Panther QB Steve Beuerlein

Award Criteria:

All applicants must currently hold the head football coaching position at a high school in the seven county area supported by the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The purpose of this award is to honor a local high school Head Football Coach who demonstrates Character, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Responsibility and Excellence both on and off the field.

I. CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY

Is knowing how to win the right way. The best coaches refuse to bend or break the rules to keep their teams on top and require the same from their players. They set an example for everyone to follow.

II. SPORTSMANSHIP

Is conducting oneself in an honorable way on and off the field. Give examples of the coach promoting sportsmanship to his players and parents and treating opposing teams and officials with respect.

III. RESPONSIBILITY

Is shown when coaches aren’t just leaders of their team, but also leaders in their community. They give back to their school and community.

IV. EXCELLENCE OFF THE FIELD

Is about encouraging student-athletes to excel in the classroom and community so they can be successful in life.

V. EXCELLENCE ON THE FIELD

Is seen in wins, penalties, and year-over-year improvements by the coach, his staff, and his team.