NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans announced today seven finalists for the team's annual High School Coach of the Year award. The award was created to recognize high school football coaches who continuously demonstrate hard work and dedication to their football programs and their focus on the safety and character of their players. The team's regular and postseason performance is also taken into consideration.
Finalists are as follows:
• Scott Blade (14-0): Independence High School, Thompson's Station
• Jeff Brothers (13-1): Nashville Christian School, Nashville
• Tony Brunetti (10-4): Pearl–Cohn High School, Nashville
• George Quarles (14-0): Maryville High School, Maryville
• Gary Rankin (13-1): Alcoa High School, Alcoa
• Cody White (11-1): Brentwood Academy, Brentwood
• Teli White (11-3): Trezevant High School, Memphis
The High School Coach of the Year award winner will be announced following the conclusion of the 2015 BlueCross Bowl, and will receive a grant in the amount of $2,000 to benefit his program.
The Titans' High School Coach of the Year award is an extension of the team's High School Game of the Week and Coach of the Week program. Each Coach of the Week (10 total) received a grant from the Tennessee Titans in the amount of $1,000 to benefit his school's football program.
Through the Coach of the Week program, the Titans have donated more than $180,000 in grant funding to high school football programs across the state.
For more information on the High School Game of the Week and Coach of the Week program, or a list of Coach of the Week winners, visit www.titansonline.com/gameoftheweek.