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Buccaneers High School Coach of the Year

Tampa Bay area high school football expert, Dan Lucas from WFLA (@WFLADan) selects all nominees based on specific criteria. Now, it is up to you to vote for the Buccaneers High School Coach of the Year. Voting will start on Wednesday, December 1st at 9:00 a.m. and end on Thursday, December 9th at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced on December 13th and posted on buccaneers.com/coachoftheweek.

Please consider the following criteria when voting for the 2021 Buccaneers Coach of the Year:

  1. Have winning record, beat a longtime rival, snap a losing streak, defeat a defending champion, and/or record an amazing comeback victory.
  2. Show commitment to his player's safety by teaching the fundamentals of the game, proper tackling techniques. Concussion management practices and adherence to heat and hydration techniques.
  3. Display a strong rapport and have earned respect from his players.
  4. Have developed a mutually respectful relationship with game officials by using acceptable methods for questioning and avoiding disruptive behavior.
  5. Be a leader in the game field by always exhibiting positive behavior.
  6. Be involved with outside organizations such as camps, clinics and coaching conventions.
  7. Be involved with community programs.
  8. Developed excellent relationships with other coaches by being cooperative, considerate and being positive with game related media statements.

The winner will receive an additional grant for $2,000 from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation to help maintain and upgrade their football program. They will also represent the Buccaneers as our Don Shula Coach of the Year nominee.


  • Tim Hicks, Hudson HS
  • Chris Canning, George Jenkins HS
  • Mike Gottman, East Bay HS
  • Cody Montgomery, Osceola HS
  • Sean Eperjesi, Gulf HS
  • Kyle Sasser, Auburndale HS
  • Marcus Paschal, Largo HS
  • Brett Timmons, Southeast HS
  • Pat Herrington, Haines City HS
  • Dylan Clark, Alonso HS


  • Brett Timmons, Southeast HS