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Bucs Begin Coach of the Week Program

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ will honor an outstanding high school football coach each week during the prep season this fall…Send in your nominations


Armwood High School's Sean Callahan was the Buccaneers' 2003 High School Coach of the Year

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now accepting applications for the High School Coach of the Week program for the 2004 season.

Each week during the high school football season, the Buccaneers will select one Bay area high school football coach as their Coach of the Week. The honorees will receive several items and privileges, including but not limited to a certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and Buccaneers General Manager Bruce Allen and Head Coach Jon Gruden, a $1000 donation to the school's football program courtesy of NFL charities, a Buccaneers Coach of the Week hat, recognition on and an opportunity to attend a Buccaneers regular season practice session.

At the end of the high school season, one coach will be named the High School Coach of the Year.

A number of factors are taken into account when selecting the Buccaneers Coach of the Week. The coach's impact on his team, school and community all weigh heavily in determining the weekly winner. The program is designed to recognize high school coaches who, through hard work and dedication, transform the best available athletes into high-potential football players.

Click here to nominate your favorite coach. All schools in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee and Sarasota counties are eligible regardless of size, league, class or division.

2003 Buccaneer Coaches of the Week:

  • Phil Hayford, Shorecoast Preparatory * Mike Morey, Dixie Hollins * Mike DePue, Robinson * Todd Long, Plant City * Tom Fisher, Zephyrhills * Todd St. Louis, St. Petersburg * Richard Tate, Kathleen * George Palmer, Osceola * John Davis, Countryside * Fred Gilmore, Sarasota Booker

2003 Coach of the Year:

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