Head football coach at Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, Jeff Van Leur has moved on to the final 8 in USA Today's search for the nations best coach.
Van Leur has coached at Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan for 34 years and amassed more than 215 wins, including numerous state titles.
The final round of voting began Monday morning and will end October 29th.
Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan football coach Jeff Van Leur is one of the eight best high school football coaches in the country after emerging from the regional round in USA Today's poll that ended Friday.
The athletic department of the winning coach will receive $2,000. Second through fifth places also receive cash prizes for the athletic departments: second ($1,000), third ($500), fourth ($250) and fifth ($100). All eight finalists receive banners for their schools.