Vote for the Best Coach in the Nation

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Brendan O'Connell
Eleanor Roosevelt
Greenbelt, MD
Total votes for this Coach: 39,997

In just eight years, O'Connell has compiled a 171-45 record. Last year's team won the Class 4A state title with a 27-1 record and he was named Washington Post All-Met Coach of the Year.

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Dan Fleming
Lasalle
Cincinnati, OH
Total votes for this Coach: 98,330

Fleming took home one state title following the 2010-11 season and has racked up a 162-42 record through a total of eight seasons. He is currently the winningest coach in school history.

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Danny Fletcher
Rosepine
Rosepine, LA
Total votes for this Coach: 9,256

Fletcher is the state's top winner among active coaches with a 37-year record of 953-392. His teams have won a single state title and finished second twice.

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Doug Robison
Billings West
Billings, MT
Total votes for this Coach: 15,290

Robison was 337-103 in 19 years heading into this season, with three state crowns in nine state title game appearances. He's gone 179-30 in the last nine years, and West played in a state record six straight title games from 2007-12.

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Frank Ostanik
Monroe Catholic
Fairbanks, AK
Total votes for this Coach: 440,703

The former University of Alaska coach has an 8-year prep record of 151-51. He has won the last 2 Class 3A state titles and had one second-place finish.

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I.J. Pinkham
Boothbay
Boothbay Harbor, ME
Total votes for this Coach: 262,917

During his 43-year career, Pinkham has put together a record of 572-280. He's been in the Class C state championship game five times, winning once.

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Jack Doss
J.O. Johnson
Huntsville, AL
Total votes for this Coach: 55,630

He has posted a 690-310 record in 36 seasons. He shares the record with 7 state titles.

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Joe Fenlon
Tampa Prep
Tampa, FL
Total votes for this Coach: 1,526,949

Fenlon's team won the Class 3A state title last seasons and has placed second three times. His 30-year record is 643-256.

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John Mirabello
Northwest Catholic
Hartford, CT
Total votes for this Coach: 47,159

Mirabello's teams have won four state titles and finished second four times. In 26 years he has put together a 477-165 record.

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Shane Cowherd
Edmond Memorial
Edmond, OK
Total votes for this Coach: 1,831,735

Cowherd has compiled an 110-20 record in six seasons, winning two state titles in 2010-11 and 2012-13 in Class 6A.

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