By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Miami Dolphins announced they have nominated former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Football Assistant Coach Aaron Feis for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award. Feis was killed by gunfire at the school on Feb. 14, 2018.
Feis was one of 17 individuals, who were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Parkland, Florida school. He was credited as a hero for attempting to stop the gunman when others ran to safety.
Each team nominates one coach in their region. The winner of this year’s award will be named at the Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida on Jan. 27.
The winner of the award is selected by a panel that also includes the former Dolphins coach, who is the winningest coach in NFL history.
“We are honored to celebrate the 32 Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year nominees, as each embodies the integrity, commitment and character of Coach Shula,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “High school football coaches not only serve as leaders, but as role models dedicated to shaping the lives of young high school players on and off-the-field.”
The Arizona Cardinals selected Highland High School coach Brock Farrell. The Atlanta Falcons nominated Pike County High School coach Brad Weber. The Baltimore Ravens selected Glenleg High School coach Butch Schaffer.
The Buffalo Bills nominated Clymer-Sherman-Panama High School coach Ty Harper. The Carolina Panthers selected Tarboro High School coach Jeff Craddock. In addition, the Chicago Bears selected Sacred Heart-Griffin High School Coach Ken Leonard.
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Wyoming High School coach Aaron Hancock. The Cleveland Browns nominated Kirtland High School coach Tiger Laverde. The Dallas Cowboys selected Duncanville High School coach Reginald Samples.
The Denver Broncos nominated Julesburg High School coach Chris Michael. The Detroit Lions selected Reading High School coach Rick Bailey. In addition, the
Green Bay Packers, Muskego High School, Ken Krause
Houston Texans, Santa Fe High School, Mark Kanipes
Indianapolis Colts, Warren Central, Jayson West
Jacksonville Jaguars, Mandarin High School, Bobby Ramsay
Kansas City Chiefs, North Kansas City High School, Leon Douglas
Los Angeles Chargers, Lawndale High School, Travis Clark
Los Angeles Rams, Mater Dei High School, Bruce Rollinson
Minnesota Vikings, Owatonna Senior High School, Jeff Williams
New England Patriots, North Andover High School, John Dubzinski
New Orleans Saints, Notre Dame High School, Lewis Cook
New York Giants, Hasbrouck Heights High School, Nick Delcazo
New York Jets, Midwood High School, Anthony Odita
Oakland Raiders, Canyon Springs High School, Gus McNair
Philadelphia Eagles, St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Gabe Infante
Pittsburgh Steelers, Upper St. Clair High School, Jim Render
San Francisco 49ers, Liberty High School, Ryan Partridge
Seattle Seahawks, Colville High School, Randy Cornwell
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pinellas Park High School, Kenneth Crawford
Tennessee Titans, Oakland High School, Kevin Creasy
Washington Redskins, Highland Springs High School, Loren Johnson
“It was truly the honor of a lifetime to be recognized as one of the elite high school coaches in the nation,” said Robert Garrett, 2017 Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award winner. “As a coach, you never seek individual recognition or accolades and the priority is always helping young men to achieve their highest potential, but being nominated for the Don Shula Coach of the Year Award is special and this year’s nominees should be proud.”
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