The Tennessee Titans are proud to announce the Week 10 nominees for the Titans High School Coach of the Week honors!
The nominees are Joe Campbell of Midway High School, Mike Lunsford of Hampton High School, Cane Ridge High School’s Jonathan Parks and Matthan Houser of White County High School in Sparta.
Each coach was nominated by sports media throughout the state of Tennessee on the basis of specific criteria that include: beating a longtime rival, snapping a losing streak, defeating a defending champion, recording an amazing come from behind victory and/or involvement in the local community.
Also considered is a coach’s commitment to his players’ safety by teaching the fundamentals of the game, proper tackling techniques, concussion management practices and adherence to heat and hydration guidelines.
Week 10 voting is open until 9 a.m. ET/8 a.m. CT Thursday, Nov. 7.
The 10 weekly winners of the Coach of the Week will earn a $1,000 grant from the Tennessee Titans Foundation for their football programs to be used to provide funds for equipment, turf treatment or upgrades to their field houses.
At the conclusion of the Tennessee state playoffs, a Titans High School Coach of the Year will be selected and that winner will earn a $2,000 grant from the Titans Foundation for his school’s football program!
The Titans began honoring Tennessee’s High School Coaches in 1998 and since that time, have awarded $170,000 in grants to support high school football programs throughout Tennessee via this program!
Please look to the brief description below of each nominated coach before voting in the poll on the right:
Joe Campbell, Midway High School: Coach Campbell’s Midway Green Wave defeated the Greenback Cherokees 38-21. The Green Wave had lost the past five straight meetings with the Cherokees, including 35-plus point defeats in the past two seasons. Midway earned a home playoff game as a reward for its first winning season since 2008.
Mike Lunsford, Hampton High School: Coach Lunsford’s Hampton Bulldogs beat the Cloudland Highlanders 21-12. The win gave the Highlanders their first loss of the season and gave the Bulldogs the Mountain East Conference title.
Jonathan Parks, Cane Ridge High School: Coach Parks’ Cane Ridge Ravens defeated the McGavock High School Raiders 41-13. Tied at 13 the half, Cane Ridge pulled away in the second by scoring 28 unanswered points. The Ravens’ win places them in the Class 6A playoffs after beginning the season 0-4 and winning six straight.Matthan Houser, White County High School: Coach Houser’s Warriors defeated the Cookeville Cavaliers 13-0. This was White County’s first victory over the Cavaliers since 1995. The win also gave the Warriors their first eight-win season since 1980, earning them their first home playoff game in school history.
The winner of the Coach of the Week grant will receive $1,000 to help a deserving school provide funds for equipment, turf treatment or upgrades to their field house!
2013 TITANS HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE WEEK WINNERS
Week 1: Jeremy Bosken, David Crockett HS
Week 2: Steve Trapp, DeKalb County HS
Week 3: Orentheus Taylor, Jackson Central-Merry
Week 4: Joe Case, West Greene HS
Week 5: Shawn Witten, Elizabethton HS
Week 6: John Webb, Rockwood HS
Week 7: Graham Clark, Dobyns-Bennett
Week 8: Bart Stowe, Dyersburg HS
Week 9: Craig Harris, Middleton HS