(WLTX) --- Newberry head coach Phil Strickland received more than 40,000 votes to advance of the regional round of the Best Coach Contest presented by USA Today High School Sports.
Strickland is now in the regional round where voting has begun and will conclude at noon on October 18th.
The eight regional winners will advance to the national round where a $2,000 first place prize is up for grabs. Other cash prizes will be awarded to the second through fifth place finishers in the national voting.
To vote for Coach Strickland, click on the following link.