MIDDLETOWN, Md. (USA Today/WUSA 9) -- Middletown head football coach Kevin Lynott has made it to the national round of USA Today High School Sports' Best High School Football Coach in America contest!
Lynott boasts a career record of 55-12, and under his leadership the Knights have brought home two consecutive state championships and finished last season undefeated.
To vote for Lynott, follow this URL: http://bit.ly/15YTVYE.
This final round of the contest began at noon (ET) on Monday and ends Oct. 29. The champion is based on most votes in the final round, which features Lynott and seven other coaches from around the country.
More than 9.2 million votes were cast over the first two rounds.
When the contest launched at the end of September, it featured 408 coaches. They were selected by USA TODAY staffers after more than a month of conversations with local media and other state/school officials with high school football expertise.
From there, the fans' votes decided who advanced to the final round and will ultimately determine who will be named America's Best High School Football Coach.
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.