Here are the candidates for SBLive’s North Carolina High School Coach of the Week for November 14-18 as a nominated SBLive contributor. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. Thursday and the winner will be announced on Friday November 25th.
THIS WEEK’S NORTH CAROLINA COACH OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS
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JP Price, Whiteville
where to start The Wolfpack were in the third quarter of their 2-A state playoff game in the third round, 24-7 behind Hertford County with 3:35 left. But the energetic Price never lost his enthusiasm and kept urging his players to keep going.
Whiteville made some adjustments and achieved a 25-24 win. The Wolfpack have won 12 straight seasons and are in the fourth round of the playoffs for the first time in 30 years.
Chris Powell, Draughn
The Wildcats are now in their fourth round after winning the first conference championship in the program’s history. It’s the deepest playoff played by a Burke County team in 10 years. In his fifth season at the helm, Powell has 31 wins, the most in program history. Draughn opened in 2008.
Richard Shuping, Rolesville
Shuping led his team back from the brink Friday night in his freshman year at Rolesville. The Rams were 21-7 behind rivals Wake Forest at halftime. But they recovered strongly in the second half, winning 42-28 and advancing to the fourth round.
That’s quite an achievement for a coach’s first season at a school.
Ben Penny, Triton
Four weeks ago, the Hawks were 4-5 and barely in the discussion of making a deep playoff run. That’s history now. Triton has won four straight games, including three playoff games.
Triton is in the fourth round for the first time in school history.
Chad Grier, Day of Providence
Grier is no stranger to coaching success in the NISAA with four Davidson Day state championships. Now he has two more on Providence Day.
The Chargers beat city rival Charlotte Christian 55-13 in the Division I championship game, reversing a 38-37 loss to the same team earlier in the season. The title is the second in a row from Providence Day.
Duran McLaurin, 71
The Falcon are undefeated while McLaurin continues to win. Their most recent triumph is an impressive 40-8 victory by a good team from northern Brunswick. North Brunswick has won 11 games this season but was not an opponent for 71st place.
Battle Holley, East Duplin
Victories are nothing new for the experienced coach. But Holley led his team from a two-touchdown deficit to defeat Clinton 28-27 in a 2-A thriller. Now the Panthers get Price and Whiteville in the fourth round.