Vote for the Best Coach in Region 3

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Cedric Lane
Wenonah
Birmingham, AL
Total votes for this Coach: 57,416

In 9 years he has compiled a 227-75 record, which includes the last 3 Class 5A state titles.

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Drew Maddux
Christ Presbyterian Academy
Nashville, TN
Total votes for this Coach: 1,349

The Lions have won the last two state championships, going 74-4 in those two years. They are off to a 12-0 start this season. Maddux is 218-41 in the last eight seasons.

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Jack Doss
J.O. Johnson
Huntsville, AL
Total votes for this Coach: 127,812

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

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Jim Martin
Providence
Jacksonville, FL
Total votes for this Coach: 31,787

Martin's teams have won two state titles, including last year's Class 3A crown. In 15 years he has compiled a 354-67 record.

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Joe Fenlon
Tampa Prep
Tampa, FL
Total votes for this Coach: 117,290

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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Mark Huff
Gaffney
Gaffney, SC
Total votes for this Coach: 4,667

Huff won AAAA state titles in 2009-10 and 2011-12. In eight seasons, his teams are 145-41. He had a four-year period when Gaffney averaged 25 victories per season. Last spring Huff got to coach the South Carolina team against the North Carolina team in the annual Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic.

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Sharman White
Miller Grove
Lithonia, GA
Total votes for this Coach: 2,876

White has won six state titles, including five in the last five years. He has put together a record of 287-79 during the past 17 years.

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Thomas Billpus
Oak Grove
Hattiesburg, MS
Total votes for this Coach: 32

To his first year with the Warriors, Billpus brings a resume loaded with achievements. Not only was his record at Lanier 622-122 in 26 years, but the man who once coached NBA standout guard Monta Ellis took his teams to 14 state tournaments, winning eight championships, and an overall state Grand Slam in 2007.

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Ty Baumgardner
Olympic
Charlotte, NC
Total votes for this Coach: 29

With a combined record of 199-58 through his first nine seasons at the helm of the Olympic basketball program, Baumgardner broke through with the team's first state championship last season following an undefeated 30-0 season.

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