US Cellular Most Valuable Coach
Congratulations Luis Ayala
Congratulations to 2017’s Most Valuable Coach, Luis Ayala of Foxcroft Academy in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Thousands of coaches were nominated, and your votes helped us choose the winner. Foxcroft Academy has received a $50,000 grant in Coach Ayala’s name, awarded by U.S. Cellular and Samsung.
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U.S. Cellular® goes above and beyond other networks by giving you a stronger signal in the Middle of Anywhere. Whether you’re in the stands or in the community, we’ve got you covered.

That’s why we’re proud to celebrate the high school coaches who go above and beyond teamwork, to work hard for their communities.

U.S. Cellular, in partnership with Samsung, has awarded $5,000 to each of the Final 15 coaches’ schools, and a $50,000 community grant in honor of this year’s Most Valuable Coach.

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Meet the Judges

Our panel of judges was carefully selected based on their passion for the game, and their commitment to their communities.

Kurt Warner

Football legend Kurt Warner has won prestigious awards from the NFL, ABC, Sports Illustrated and Forbes Magazine. He also leads philanthropic efforts across the country.

Michael Cage

Former NBA champion-turned-broadcaster Michael Cage has been elected to three halls of fame throughout his career, and recently won an Emmy Award for television sports broadcasting.

Tony Caridi

Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Tony Caridi has delivered West Virginia’s most popular play-by-play commentary for 22 years, and has hosted a nightly statewide sports talk show since 1986.