South County High School Football Coach Gerry Pannoni Selected 2020 National Coach of the Year by NFHS Coaches Association

News Release
January 26, 2021

South County High School football coach Gerry Pannoni has been selected by the Coaches Association of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) as the national football coach of the year.  Pannoni is one of 23 high school coaches from across the country to be recognized in boys sports and girls sports. 

Pannoni earned national coach of the year honors after guiding South County to an undefeated 15-0 record and the 2019 Class 6 state championship with a 14-13 win over Oscar Smith High School in the finals.  He also led his first South County team to a 11-4 record and a state runner-up finish in 2011. Entering his tenth season at South County, Pannoni has led the Stallions to an overall 84-31 record, a winning percentage of 74 percent.

Winners of NFHS awards must be active coaches during the year for which they receive their award. This year’s awards recognize coaches for the 2019-20 school year.

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