Aaron Hancock – Wyoming HS (Cincinnati Hills League) D-IV
What a season for the Cowboys and their head coach. Not only did they repeat as Cincinnati Hills League Champions, but they also ended up playing a perfect season winning the programs second state championship with a convincing 42-14 win over Girard. Over the past two seasons, Wyoming has gone 27-1 and should return a strong squad next season as well.
Ed Domsitz – Kettering Alter HS (Greater Catholic League Co-ED) D-III
If you want to talk about coaching legends, take one look at the Knights, Ed Domsitz who has been a mainstay on the sidelines for over 40 years. The Knights played the entire season without one of their star players, John Bivens III, but still made a state final losing to Chagrin Falls Kenston 42-6 and finishing 13-2 on the season. How much longer will Domsitz coach?
Jeff Jenkins – Bellbrook HS (Southwestern Buckeye League) D-III
After spending four years as an assistant coach for the Golden Eagles, Jenkins took over the head job prior to the 2016 season. After back-to-back 7-3 seasons, Jenkins guided his squad to a 10-1 record with their lone loss coming in the first round of the playoffs to Sheridan.
Scott Jordan – Waynesville HS (Southwestern Buckeye League) D-V
The past few years have been trying for the Spartans as they’ve gone a combined 1-19 the past two seasons. This season, Jordan returned the program to above five-hundred football for the first time since the 2014 season. While some going 6-4 means there is still work to be done, Jordan should get credit for getting the program back on track.
Steve Poff – Middletown Madison HS (Southwestern Buckeye League) D-V
The past two seasons have been magical for the Mohawks with deep playoff runs only to come up short. This season saw a dominating defense that posted seven shutouts overall. The most points they gave up came in their 24-16 third-round playoff loss to Wheelersburg.
Ryan Haines – Jamestown Greeneview HS (Ohio Heritage Conference) D-V
Haines led the Rams to a 10-2 mark following up his first year at the helm when the Rams went 10-1. The extra week of the season showed the Rams there is still work to be done as they fell to Wheelersburg 35-13