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Lakewood coach in running for Coach of the Week


SNN Staff Writers

Lakewood High School head football coach Cory Moore is in the running for Buccaneers High School coach of the week.

Moore got called Monday by the Buccaneers to be nominated in the contest.

“It feels cool because it’s a team effort that brings us all together,’’ Moore said. “I’m excited because it brings positive attention and that’s good for the team.’’

To become eligible for the Buccaneers High School Coach of the week, certain criteria are looked at. These things include beating a longtime rival, defeating a champion or even defeating a defending champion. These are high expectations but not all the criteria have to be that challenging. The coach could be a leader by always exhibiting positive behavior or even being active in programs for the community.

Only one coach can win per week for 11 weeks. The winner will receive a $2,000 grant from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation for maintaining and upgrading their football program. To top it off, one Buccaneers High School Coach of the year will be selected to earn an additional reward from the Buccaneers at the end of the season.

The other coaches in the running against Moore are: Clearwater Central High School's Chris Harvey, Largo High School's Marcus Paschal and Riverview High School's william Mosel.

If Moore wins, he said the money will go toward the football team, including “finding a better way to ice the players legs” and providing team meals on game days.

Voting started on Monday and ends at midnight on Thursday. If you would like to vote for Moore, go to this link: