Vote for the Best Coach in the Nation

Rally your family and friends to vote today! Don't let another coach take the grand prize.

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Amy Fogle
Kodiak
Kodiak, AK
Total votes for this Coach: 22,849

Fogle has been a head girls coach for three years and this year got her team off to an 8-0 start. She previously coached boys to an eight year record of 120-70 and one state title.

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Andy Jones
Middleton
Middleton, ID
Total votes for this Coach: 27,729

In 18 years, Jones has posted a 286-159 record. He has won five Class 4A state titles and taken one second place.

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Dave Shackelford
Palmer
Colorado Springs, CO
Total votes for this Coach: 150,768

In 17 years Shackelford has put together a record of 290-104. His teams twice have reached the Elite 8.

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Gina Maher
Irvington
Irvington, NY
Total votes for this Coach: 31,142

Winner of four straight New York State Federation Class B state championships, Maher's record over the past four seasons is 102-6. Maher was named the 2013 Russell Athletic National Women's Basketball Coaches Association District 2 Coach of the Year.

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Jesse Nelson
Olpe
Olpe, KS
Total votes for this Coach: 513,293

Nelson's 35-year record is an outstanding 767-96. He has won three state titles and had two runner-up finishes. His team had a 77-game winning streak from 2010-2012 and his home winning streak is over 120 games.

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John Harder
Southeast
Bradenton, FL
Total votes for this Coach: 265,516

During 29 years, Harder has fashioned a 687-185 record with two state titles and one runner-up finish.

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Lamar Kaufmann
Lancaster Catholic
Lancaster, PA
Total votes for this Coach: 35,800

Kaufmann is in his 33rd season as the leader of the Crusaders. He is the Lancaster-Lebanon League's all-time winningest coach - " boys or girls - " with more than 750 victories. Kauffman's teams have captured two state championships, 13 district titles and 11 league titles.

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Lisa Patterson
West Holmes
Millersburg, OH
Total votes for this Coach: 43,435

Patterson has guided West Holmes to back-to-back state championship games the previous two seasons, and has West Holmes primed as the favorite to win the Division II state championship in the 2013-14 season.

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Mark Nickerson
Medfield
Medfield, MA
Total votes for this Coach: 47,073

Although he's only been at Medfield for ten seasons, Nickerson (217-74 career record) has achieved a ton. After winning a fifth consecutive Tri-Valley league title in 2013, the Lady Warriors rolled through the postseason to win the Division 2 state championship.

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Tim Miller
Hazel Green
Hazel Green, AL
Total votes for this Coach: 274,036

Starting this season, Green had compiled a 12 year record of 374-51. His team has won four state titles and finished second twice.

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