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As part of the Carolina Panthers’ effort to give back to the community the organization continues to recognize deserving football players and coaches throughout the fall season. The deadline to participate is this Friday, Oct. 23.

Every year since 1997, the Panthers have honored high school football coaches through the Coach of the Week program.  Members of the media, principals and athletic directors in North and South Carolina are encouraged to nominate varsity coaches in their area.

Nominations close this week for the Carolina Panthers coach, player awards.
Nominations close this week for the Carolina Panthers coach, player awards.

All head coaches in the Carolinas are eligible regardless of their school’s size, league or division. Coaches are evaluated on such factors as the coach’s impact on his team, school, and community.

Each winning coach will receive Panthers memorabilia and a $1,000 donation from the Panthers and the National Football League for their school’s athletic program.  Also, all Coach of the Week winners will be honored during the Panthers home games.  At that time, the Coach of the Year will be announced, and the winning coach will receive an additional $2,000 for his school’s athletic department.

Click here to nominate your head football coach.

The Panthers also believe there is more to being a great leader than simply having great talent.  The Carolina Panthers Community Captain program recognizes outstanding high school student-athletes in North and South Carolina who have demonstrated strong leadership skills both on and off the field.  The program encourages these outstanding young men and women to continue to be leaders and role models in their communities.

During the high school football season, the Panthers will honor 10 student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom, as well as play an active role in their respective communities.  In order to be considered for the Carolina Panthers Community Captain award, a player must meet the following criteria: mandatory 3.0 GPA or higher, community service record and be a varsity athlete.

If you know a student-athlete who is worth considering for the Carolina Panthers Community Captain award, nominate them or inform the school’s head coach, assistant coaches, principal, or athletic director.

Download the nomination form online by clicking here.