McKissick, Stackley named finalists for USA Today contest

  • Friday, October 4, 2013

 Two Lowcountry football coaches have been named state finalists for USA Today’s first Best High School Football Coach Contest.
Summerville High School coach John McKissick and Stratford High School coach Ray Stackley have both been named South Carolina finalists for the contest, the latest in the USA Today High School Sports’ “Best Of” contest series.
USA Today staffers chose eight active head football coaches in each state after more than a month of conversations with local media and other state/school officials with high school football expertise. The publication is asking fans to choose the best high school football coach in the country from the list of 408 state finalists.
Voting for the contest is divided into three rounds, the first of which opened Sept. 30 at http://contest.usatodayhss.com/.
Voting for the state round ends at noon (ET) Oct. 8. The 51 winners – each state plus Washington, D.C. - advance to a regional round, where they will be divided among eight regions of six or seven coaches apiece.
The regional round begins at noon (ET) Oct. 9 and ends at noon (ET) Oct. 18. The eight regional winners move onto the national round, which starts at noon (ET) Oct. 21 and ends at noon (ET) Oct. 29.
The champion will be crowned based on most votes in the final round.

 The athletic department of the winning coach will receive $2,000. Second through fifth places also receive cash prizes for the athletic departments: second ($1,000), third ($500), fourth ($250) and fifth ($100). All eight finalists receive banners for their schools.
Other South Carolina finalists for the contest are Bob Hanna (Irmo), Bobby Bentley (Byrnes), Dave Gutshall (Dorman), Jackie Hayes (Dillon), Phil Strickland (Newberry) and Tom Knotts (Dutch Fork).
To read more about the contest, go to: http://contest.usatodayhss.com/.


Notice about comments:

The Gazette is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not The Gazette.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

Upcoming Events
 Latest News
Print Ads

The Gazette

© 2015 The Gazette an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.