BELFRY, Ky. (WYMT) - It was announced Tuesday afternoon that Belfry football coach Philip Haywood is the winner of the USA Today's Best High School Football Coach contest, receiving more than 1.5 million votes.
In his career H0aywood has won two state championships and is the state's all-time winningest coach, but where would he rank being voted as the best coach in America?
"Well I'm not sure. I think this is kind of a little different," says Haywood, who has 371 career victories, 299 of which are with Belfry. "I'm not sure how to rate this right now. I'll probably have to let this one settle in a little bit. I think it's good for the community and I think it's good for the area and I think it's good recognition all around, not necessarily for me, but just for the area in general."