U.S. Cellular announced their Top 50 nominees for Most Valuable Coach program today, and two area coaches are among them.
Coach Steve Jones, the Kimberly High School Football Coach and Coach Janel Batten, Pulaski Community High School Athletic Director and softball coach were both among the 50 nominated.
In total, seven coaches from Wisconsin are part of the Top 50.
The public can vote for their favorite coaches through Oct. 8th on TheMostValuableCoach.com.
WNBA All-Star Maya Moore, who is one of the judges who will determine who the winner is out of the 50 coaches, said she understands how much effort coaches put it:
“I understand how much work coaches at all levels do, both in the game and behind the scenes, to prepare their teams for the next game and the next step in their lives. U.S. Cellular is committed to honoring the notable work these coaches are doing that often goes overlooked, and I’m excited to celebrate these coaches.”
The final 15 coaches earning the most votes will be provided $5,000 to donated to their schools.
At the end of the program, the final three winning coaches will receive a donation of $50,000, $20,000 and $10,000.
The first place coach will also be awarded with a Samsung tech prize package, valued at $30,000, for their school. The winning coaches will be announced on Nov. 20.