Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Florida High School Coach of the Week for Sep. 22-24 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Friday, Sep. 30th. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @SBLiveFL.
THIS WEEK’S FLORIDA COACH OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
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Dave Dunn, Columbus: I mean we can point to all the talent that the Explorers have but at some point real recognizes real, right? Columbus already had a nice notch under their belt beating Jesuit a couple weeks ago and the win over Northwestern was another to add.
Jordan Ingman, Port Charlotte: Facing an undefeated Manatee team that was on a roll, Ingman made sure everyone on the South Suncoast was put on notice. His Pirates gave the Hurricanes their first loss via a 29-6 beat down.
Hayden Cantrell, Alonso: How about two wins in one week and your team is undefeated? That’s how life is going for head coach Hayden Cantrell at Alonso, with his club notching a win over rival Sickles and beating Leto.
Mark Jackson, Barron Collier: Going up against an Immokalee team that many in southwest Florida saw is on the come up, the Cougars made sure there was no slip up. Jackson guided Barron Collier to a 23-0 win over Immokalee.
Eric Pinellas, Kissimmee Osceola: A lot of talk was made about how good Rockledge is heading into the matchup with Kissimmee Osceola. One thing we can’t forget is how well coached this team is in under Eric Pinellas as they trounced the Raiders 30-7.
Greg Miller, River Ridge: Coming off a loss to Gulf the previous week and many picking Nature Coast to beat River Ridge, Miller and crew had other plans. His team shutout the Sharks 17-0 in a crucial upset win.
Marcus Buchanan, Chipley: It’s not a huge surprise the Tigers are doing well, but more on how dominant they’ve played against opponents. Their recent opponent Freeport, was the latest team Buchanan and the Tigers added to the win column in a 27-6 victory. The Tigers are 5-0 now.
Lenny Jankowski, Vero Beach: The Indians are just quietly doing their thing on the east coast at 5-0. Jankowski’s group improved to 5-0 on the season with a solid 21-17 win over Miami Palmetto.