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High School Coach of the Week

The Carolina Panthers honor high school football coaches through the Coach of the Week (COW) program. COW recognizes high school coaches who, through their hard work and dedication to young people, have made a difference in the lives of their players, school and community, and provides high schools with financial assistance to help maintain and upgrade their football programs.

Each week during the high school football season, the Panthers will select one high school football coach as the COW winner, who will receive a $1,200 donation from Carolina Panthers Charities and the NFL to his school's athletic department. Winning coaches will also get a personalized Carolina Panthers game ball and be honored during a special on-field ceremony at a Panthers home game.

All high school coaches in North and South Carolina are eligible for the COW regardless of the school's size, league or classification. However, previous COW winners may not be nominated.

High school athletic directors and principals in North and South Carolina and media members covering high school football in North and South Carolina are encouraged to nominate outstanding coaches in their region for the award by downloading and completing the nomination form.

2015 Carolina Panthers High School Coaches of the Week
Coach School Location
Scott Earley Westside High School Anderson, S.C.
Jason Estep Charlotte Christian School Charlotte, N.C.
Daniel Finn South Brunswick High School Southport, N.C.
Strait Herron South Pointe High School Rock Hill, S.C.
Richard Knight Midland Valley High School Graniteville, S.C.
Tom Knotts Dutch Fork High School Irmo, S.C.
Eric Morman West Stanly High School Oakboro, N.C.
Mike Palmieri Mallard Creek High School Charlotte, N.C.
Joey Price Wallace-Rose Hill High School Teachey, N.C.
Allen Wooten Greene Central High School Snow Hill, N.C.