Congratulations to North Florida Christian head coach Brent Hill, the winner of SBLive Florida's Coach of Week award as voted by Florida high school sports fans.
Hill captured 62.19% of the nearly 22,193 votes cast in this week's poll after his Eagles were able to upend rival Maclay to improve North Florida Christian’s record to 6-0 on the season in Class 1A-Suburban. The Eagles have set their sights on competing for a state championship this season.
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Here are all the other coaches that were nominated for Sept. 28-Oct. 1:
Tanner Jones, Port St. Joe: Jones and Tiger Sharks heard the talk leading into the rivalry game versus their rival Blountstown and they responded. His Port St. Joe group shutdown the vaunted Blountstown run game in a 24-6 victory.
Mike Smith, Plantation American Heritage: If it wasn’t for a loss to Chaminade-Madonna, this Plantation American Heritage bunch would be undefeated. Saturday was another reason to believe the Patriots will be competing for a state championship when they shutdown Cardinal Gibbons in a 21-2 win.
Kevin Pettis, Chiles: When you see a matchup between a 1-4 team versus a 4-1 club, you think mismatch. The Timberwolves were never outmatched against the Mosley Dolphins as Pettis’ team pulled off the stunning 28-21 win at home.
Barry Klees, Wakulla: Staring at a tied 14-14 game after regulation, Klees was able to guide his team through overtime to upend Rickards. Wakulla improved to 5-1 on the year when the slightly edged Rickards 21-20.
Tim ‘Ice’ Harris, Booker T. Washington: The Tornadoes are another team that if not for one loss against one of the country’s top programs, Booker T. Washington would be undefeated. Harris has the Tornadoes at 4-1 after guiding them to a dominant 36-15 win over Jackson.
Grant Thompson, Niceville: With the Eagles’ undefeated season on the line, Thompson and his staff found a way to navigate and find a way to go 6-0. Despite going scoreless for the better part of over three quarters, Thompson led Niceville to a come-from-behind 13-9 win over rival Crestview.
Michael Bailey, Blanche Ely: Restoring the roar is the saying for Bailey’s Tigers and they’ve done just that this season. Blanche Ely is now 5-0 after picking up a dominant 30-12 victory over previously undefeated Fort Lauderdale on Friday night.