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High School Coach of the Week: Mike Newsome

!Coach: Mike Newsome

School: Butler High School

Location: Matthews, N.C.

Career Highlights: Newsome has built a successful program that has consistently produced wins, playoff appearances, all-conference selections, student-athletes who have played in college and three alumni that are currently on NFL teams - including Panthers wide receiver Kenneth Moore. During Newsome's tenure, the Bulldogs have averaged more than 10 wins per season and earned a collective 3.0 grade-point average.

Community Service: Newsome's willingness to educate others about football extends into the community through speaking engagements like the Carolina Panthers' annual Football Mom 101 and Mint Hill Moms.

Quote: "My players make it easy to be a good coach. They mean more to me than I think they realize. I feel like a proud parent of 125 great young men. Just like any parent/child relationship, we have our ups and downs. Fortunately, at Butler we have more ups than downs."

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