Stevens Point native Jones a finalist for national coaching award
Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH) and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) alum Steve Jones is one of 15 finalists for a national coaching award.
The Kimberly High School football head coach was named to The Final 15 for the US Cellular Most Valuable Coach Award, and online voting is available at https://www.themostvaluablecoach.com/final-15.
A 1997 graduate of SPASH and a 2002 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP), Jones has guided the Kimberly football team to a WIAA State Title in each of the last five years, as it heads into the Division 1 State Quarterfinals Friday, Nov. 2. Along the way, Kimberly held the nation’s longest win streak at 70 games, which set a Wisconsin record.
For the Most Valuable Coach Award, the winning coaches will be determined by the highest total combined score based on judges’ evaluations and community votes that are received in this phase of the contest.
U.S. Cellular, in partnership with Samsung, will award $5,000 to each of the Final 15 coaches’ schools, $10,000 to the third-place winner’s school, and $20,000 to the second-place winner’s school. The grand prize winner of the Most Valuable Coach will receive a $50,000 school grant and a Samsung prize package for their school.
Voting ends Nov. 13, 2018 at 11:59 a.m. Central, while the winners will be announced Nov. 20 at noon Central.