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Belfry football coach to be honored by USA Today on Friday

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Belfry High School football coach Philip Haywood Belfry High School football coach Philip Haywood
CHARLESTON, WV -

Representatives from USA Today will be at Belfry High School to honor long time football coach Philip Haywood prior to their playoff game against Friday night against Lawrence County.

Haywood won USA Today's first ever Best High School Coach competition. Haywood emerged through three rounds of voting to take the top spot. 

(Original Story - Belfry, KY community pulling to have best coach in USA)

The Belfry athletic department will receive $2,000 for Haywood's victory as well as a banner for being one of the final eight finalists.

Haywood has been coaching at Belfry for 29 years. Prior to being at Belfry, he coached in Prestonburg, KY. His overall career record is 371-125, with two state titles in eight trips to the championship game.