Results for Best High School Football Coach 2013

Total Votes: 42,168

Jeff Van Leur

Emery, SD

He has won five Class 9-AA state titles and plays on a field which carries his name. In 34 years he has a 213-104 record, No. 10 in state history.

Total Votes: 103,609

Jim Hightower

Lafayette, LA

Hightower is one of the winningest coaches in Louisiana high school football history with his record of 357-117-1. He has 21 district championships, seven state semifinal appearances and one state title.

Total Votes: 137,117

Jim Hoover

Walton, NY

The Warriors' head coach for 38 years, Hoover sports a 294-75-1 record and has won 14 sectional titles. In 2007, Hoover won his second state title (Class D), outscoring the opposition by an incredible 707-48 margin.

Total Votes: 1,311,825

Kevin Lynott

Middletown, MD

Lynott has wasted no time making his mark at Middletown, posting a 55-12 record and bringing home state championship hardware for the last two years. Last season the Knights finished undefeated.

Total Votes: 64,605

Marcus Boyles

Petal, MS

Boyles' five state titles (he's also 233-34) span 13 years and two schools. He's at his fourth head-coaching stop and won big at all of them.

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Total Votes: 35,763

Mike Herrington

Newhall, CA

From a family of coaching brothers, Herrington has won six Southern Section championships. In 25 years he has posted a 248-69-1 record.

Total Votes: 1,529,789

Philip Haywood

Belfry, KY

In 38 years, Haywood has compiled a career record of 362-125. He's managed six trips to the state title game and come away with two wins.

Total Votes: 68,067

Rick Jones

Greenwood, AR

Rick Jones has captured the last three state championships and entered the 2012 campaign with a 38-game winning streak. In 26 years he has put together a 239-64 record with a total of seven state titles.