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Mason’s Spinello Competing in America’s Best Coach Contest

HEAD COACH FRANK SPINELLO (center) with assistant coaches Nate Grenier (left) and Bobby Penland (right). Spinello is currently up for USA Today's High School Sports' America's Best Coach honors.
HEAD COACH FRANK SPINELLO (center) with assistant coaches Nate Grenier (left) and Bobby Penland (right). Spinello is currently up for USA Today’s High School Sports’ America’s Best Coach honors.

George Mason High School’s varsity boys soccer coach Frank Spinello is one of 24 coaches from across the country currently competing in USA Today High School Sports’ 2014-2015 America’s Best Coach contest, which started yesterday, July 15, with the opening of voting at contest.usatodayhss.com/vote/best-coach-2015/final.

The group includes coach of the year honorees as best of the American Family Insurance ALL-USA program and honorees from other organizations such as the National High School Coaches Association and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Spinello, who led his Mustangs to their third consecutive state title in June, was named coach of the year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in December of last year.

During this season, the Mustangs set a Virginia all-divisions record for goals scored with 153 and goal differential with 139. Along with being named America’s Best Coach, the coach who wins first place in the contest will net $1,000 for their athletic department, with second place winning $500 for their athletic department and third place winning $250.

The top ten coaches will receive banners for their school to display. Voting closes next Friday, July 24, at 2 p.m. For more information, visit contest.usatodayhss.com/vote/best-coach-2015.