Every year since 1997, the Carolina Panthers have honored high school football coaches through the Coach of the Week program. Members of the media, principals and athletic directors in North and South Carolina are encouraged to nominate varsity coaches in their area.
The Panthers will select a coach for each week of the high school football season. All head coaches in the Carolinas are eligible regardless of their school’s size, league, or division. Coaches are evaluated on such factors as the coach’s impact on his team, school, and community. Previous coach of the week winners may not be nominated.
Each winning coach will receive Panthers memorabilia and a $1,000 donation from the Panthers and the National Football League for their school’s athletic program. Also, all Coach of the Week winners will be honored with an on-field presentation during the Panthers home game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 24, 2011. At that time, the Coach of the Year will be announced, and the winning coach will receive an additional $2,000 for his school's athletic department.
The nomination form can be downloaded online at: