2017 Power of Influence Nominees

Association Nominee High School
Arkansas Activities Association Billy Dawson Fayetteville High School
Colorado High School Coaches Association Mitch Johnson Fountain-Fort Carson High School
Massachusetts High School Football Association James Kelliher Abington High School
Minnesota Football Coaches Association Jeff Schlieff Spring Lake Park High School
Missouri Football Coaches Association John Roderique Webb City High School
Oklahoma Coaches Association Allan Trimble Jenks High School
Oregon Athletic Coaches Association Chris Knudsen Centennial High School
South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association Mark Hodge Chapman High School
South Dakota Football Coaches Association Michael Flakus Aberdeen Central High School
Tennessee Football Coaches Association Graham Clark Dobyns Bennett High School
Texas High School Coaches Association Larry Hill Smithson Valley High School
“Coach George Smith is not only an influence on young people, but the influence is multiplied many times in the beliefs of the young people he helped mold into amazing human beings. George is an outstanding coach, but more importantly, he is an outstanding gentleman.” —Tina Jones, Principal of St. Thomas Aquinas High School