High School Coach of the Year

Presented by: First National Bank

2022 HS Coach of the Year 

Greg Jachym 

Ardrey Kell High School

2021 HS Coach of the Year

Bob McKay

Lake Norman Charter

Coach McKay with Jim Szoke

2019 HS Coach of the Year

Andy Capone

Weddington High School

Coach Capone with Jim Littleton from Red Clay Industries

2018 HS Coach of the Year

Aaron Brand

Zebulon B. Vance High School

Coach Brand, with NFL Hall of Fame Inductee Bill Polian

2017 HS Coach of the Year

Tim Carson

Weddington High School

Coach Carson, with Jim Smith, President of Red Clay Industries

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

2022 HS Coach of the Year


Greg Jachym

Head Coach, Ardrey Kell High School

Greg Jachym is in his seventeenth year, the fourth year as head coach, of coaching football and teaching physical education at Ardrey Kell High School.  Coach Jachym’s emphasis on trust and family has become the cornerstone of the AKFB team culture. His outstanding leadership has allowed the team to achieve conference champions every year he has been head coach.

Jachym has achieved an overall record of 25 wins and 7 losses in his past three seasons as head coach.  He is an excellent representative of the Charlotte community when attending the yearly football coach’s convention and sets the bar for integrity and sportsmanship among his peers.

Jachym not only holds his players to high standards on the field, but also off the field. Every player, JV or Varsity, has an academic and behavioral management plan which Coach Jachym monitors weekly.

Jachym has created the “Future Knights” program, which is a community outreach program for their feeder elementary schools.  It allows kids who are interested in playing high school football to come practice with the team, ask questions, run out of the tunnel, and sit along the sidelines at a home game.  Jachym has also implemented the “Elon Park Elementary Reading Program” where players can read to elementary kids.

To create awareness and support for the Downs Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte, Coach Jachym included 12-year-old Branson Maners as the team’s 12th man and the AKFB program regularly participates in the Charlotte Buddy Walk.  Jachym also started the “Path to Knighthood” where the entire AKFB coaching staff teaches the team life skills, which has been an extremely impactful support program for the boys and has allowed them to build character and relationships.

Jachym’s longevity and success at Ardrey Kell speak volumes about his character, integrity and loyalty to our Charlotte community.

It is with great pleasure that the Charlotte Touchdown Club and First National Bank present Greg Jachym with the Coach of the Year Award.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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