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Panthers recognize 2017 youth football coaches of the week


The Carolina Panthers and Gatorade are pleased to recognize ten youth football coaches from across the Carolinas through the team's Youth Football Coach of the Week program. The program acknowledges the outstanding achievements of volunteer youth coaches who make positive impacts on the lives of their players, the development of youth football at the grassroots level and service to their community. This year's Carolina Panthers/Gatorade Youth Football Coach of the Week class was recognized during a special in-game presentation during the Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers game at Bank of America Stadium November 5, 2017.

"The Carolina Panthers are proud to recognize some of the region's most outstanding youth football coaches who volunteer their time to serve their teams and their communities.  The impact made by these coaches goes well beyond the playing field," said Riley Fields, Carolina Panthers Director of Community Relations.

The 2017 Carolina Panthers/Gatorade Youth Football Coach of the Week Recipients include:

Sheldon Williams
C-Meck 49ers
Charlotte, N.C.
Jonathan Campbell
South Greenville Bulldogs
Greenville, S.C.
Al Pace
316-Sports White Attack Indian Trail, N.C.
Desmond Campbell
Sylvia Circle Demons
Rock Hill, S.C.
David Alexander
New Ellenton Blue Devils
Aiken, S.C.
William Hardy
Winston-Salem Indians Winston-Salem, N.C.
Brad Piner
Pitt Greenville Titans Greenvville, N.C.
Anthony Meachem
Pitt Greenville Titans Greenville, N.C.
Buster Howard
Lesslie Hornets Rock Hill, S.C.
James Bowens
Pitt Lightning
Greenville, N.C.

All youth football coaches in the Carolinas whose team participates in USA Football's Heads Up Football program are eligible for the Youth Football Coach of the Week regardless of their team's size, league or division. Coaches are evaluated on their impact on their team, league and community. Nomination forms are distributed by USA Football in late July to Heads Up Football-certified youth league administrators.  

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