America's Best 2015-16 Coach

Congratulations to Columbus (Ga.) boys golf coach Chris Parker on being named America's Best Coach! 

1st Place: Chris Parker, Columbus (GA) Boys Golf

2nd Place: Cindy Marcial, American Heritage (Plantation, FL) Girls Soccer

3rd Place: Arnie Miehe, Darlington (WI) Boys Cross Country

ABOUT THE 
AMERICA’S BEST 2015-16 COACH CONTEST

Winning takes great leadership.

Which coach from among the national coach of the year winners should be named the ultimate Coach of the Year?

USA TODAY High School Sports is giving fans the opportunity to decide. The next installment of the “America’s Best” contest series will be Best 2015-16 Coach.

A total of 20 coaches have been selected to participate. That group includes coach of the year honorees as part of the American Family Insurance ALL-USA program and honorees from other organizations such as the National High School Coaches Association and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

There will be one round of voting, which will start on June 14, 2016 at Noon ET and end July 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET. 

Prizes:

First Place: The Athletic Dept. of the high school will receive $1,000

Second Place: The Athletic Dept. of the high school will receive $500

Third Place: The Athletic Dept. of the high school will receive $250

About the “Best Of” Contest Series:

More than 4,000 schools have been involved in at least one of the America's Best contests, with past champions hailing from Virginia, Missouri, Vermont, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Kansas.