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Lenhoff and Joseph Among Coach of the Year Finalists

Lenhoff and Joseph Among Coach of the Year Finalists

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ROCKAWAY, N.J. (December 28, 2015) — The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee has announced the six finalists for the 2016 USAAB National Coach of the Year Award. The Coach of the Year will be announced during the U.S. Army All-American Awards Show on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, in San Antonio. The award honors the nation’s top high school football coach for exceptional coaching abilities and leadership skills, as well as acknowledging his role as a positive influence to young Americans on and off the field.

“The ability to lead is a highly valued trait, and one that is of utmost importance to the U.S. Army,” said Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing. “These coaches exemplify superb leadership skills in training, educating and guiding their players both on and off the field. We’re proud to recognize these coaches and congratulate them on this honor.”

2016 USAAB National Coach of the Year Award Finalists:

First Name Last Name High School City State
Justin Alumbaugh De La Salle High School Concord CA
John Holecek Loyola Academy Wilmette IL
Gary Joseph Katy High School Katy TX
Scott Lehnhoff Byron P. Steele High School Cibolo TX
Matt Logan Centennial High School Corona CA
Kenny Sanchez Bishop Gorman High School Las Vegas NV

For 16 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation’s premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and National Football League (NFL) stars. Andrew Luck, Odell Beckham Jr., Jamaal Charles and Derrick Henry made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans, and a total of five U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumni were drafted in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of 35,687 to the Alamodome.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is owned and produced by All American Games, a New Jersey-based sports marketing and event management company. The U.S. Army is the title sponsor of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and American Family Insurance is the lead national sponsor and presenting sponsor of the telecast on NBC. Other national sponsors include adidas, Gatorade, San Antonio Visitors Bureau, 247Sports, XOS Digital, NCSA, Lockheed Martin, Xenith, Battle Sports Science, NewTek and Football University. National sponsors of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band include: The National Association for Music Education, Drum Corps International, Jupiter Band Instruments, Mapex Marching Percussion, Majestic Concert Percussion and DeMoulin Uniforms.

For more information on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and its related events visit

www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com and  www.goarmy.com/events/aab

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