Today we begin the release of the fifth annual JJHuddle All-Ohio Football Team with the unveiling of our 2013 Ohio High School Football Coach of the Year. The field was as deep as ever and included five head coaches that guided teams to back-to-back state titles. Which one got the nod? Coldwater’s Chip Otten. Why? Read on…
Coach of the Year: Dec. 30 7:01 a.m.
Player of the Year: Dec. 30 3:01 p.m.
Offense HM: Dec. 31 7:01a.m.
Defense HM: Dec. 31 7:01 a.m.
Offense Second Team: Dec. 31 12:01 p.m.
Defense Second Team: Dec. 31 12:01 p.m.
Offense First Team (plus State and Divisional Players of the Year): Jan. 1, 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)
Defense First Team (plus State and Divisional Players of the Year): Jan. 1, 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)
2013 JJHuddle Ohio HS Football Coach of the Year
Chip Otten, Coldwater
With just three starters back…This was the year. This was the season. This was when mighty Coldwater, the invincible football factory from the MAC, finally buckled. This was the season Coldwater flinched. This was the season the Cavs caved. This was the season Coldwater folded. This was the season…Coldwater won its fourth state title and second in a row. This was the season Coldwater made its fifth straight state final. This was the season Coldwater made its state best 18th straight playoff appearance. This was the season Coldwater established itself as one of the state’s best public (and overall) football programs – ever. The head honcho? Otten. It’s safe to say that the man has had huge shoes to fill in taking over for legend John Reed. It’s also safe to say he’s surpassed expectations. The list is one of legend. And it’s got a new member. Drum roll please…Hetrick, Boeckman, Goodwin, Schulte, Whiting, Starkey, Reed and…Otten. Multiple MAC state title winners.
COY HONORABLE MENTION: John Rodenberg, Moeller; Dan McSurely, Clinton-Massie; Tiger Laverde, Kirtland; Fred Cranford, Loveland; Tim Goodwin, Marion Local; and Jason Krause, Fairfield.
2012 JJH Coach of the Year: John Rodenberg, Moeller
2011 JJH Coach of the Year: Maurice Douglass, Trotwood-Madison
2010 JJH Coach of the Year: Dave Tarpley, New Lebanon Dixie
2009 JJH Coach of the Year: Bob Lutz, Ironton
Previous JJHuddle All-Ohio Teams