What a weekend it will be for St. Xavier High School football coach Steve Specht.
Wednesday, the league released news that Specht will be named the winner of the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award.The prestigious award will be presented Friday morning at 9 a.m. in New Orleans.
As of mid-afternoon Wednesday, Specht hadnt been officially notified he had won the Award, so he spoke of the honor of simply being nominated by Seattle Seahawks rookie Greg Scruggs.
Im stunned, Specht said. You talk about what you try to accomplish with a program. A lot of peoples hard work goes into something like this. Just the fact I could be there to receive an award for the school is tremendous. The fact that Greg Scruggs cared enough about me is really humbling.
The Award was named after Shula in 2010, and is given to honor high school coaches who demonstrate the integrity, achievement and leadership of Shula.
When I got a call about being nominated it was form an administrative assistant...