Schugars, Gross Nominated for Lions High School Football Coach of the Year
Traverse City Central head football coach Eric Schugars and Beal City head football coach Brad Gross are two of 18 coaches in the state to be nominated for the Detroit Lions High School Football Coach of the Year.
The winner will receive a $3,000 donation to the school’s football program and will be nominated for the Don Shula High School Football Coach of the Year. They will also receive a certificate signed by Lions head coach Dan Campbell and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. They will then be recognized during the Lions’ game on Dec. 19 against the Cardinals.
The winner is determined by a vote of five high school football media panelists and one vote from the public. Voting started on Sunday and ends on Saturday at 11:59 p.m. The poll can be found on the Lions’ website.
Gross will lead Beal City in the Div. 8 state championship on Friday against Hudson at 10 a.m. Schugars’ TC Central football team will play immediately after that game on Friday in their Div. 2 state championship against Warren De La Salle at 1 p.m. Both games will be at Ford Field in Detroit.