VY's Houston high school coach an award finalist

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    <em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em> <p><a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9589" target="_blank">Vince Young</a>'s high school football coach is one of five finalists for the NFL High School Football Coach of the Year Award.</p> <p>Both Young and Detroit fullback Moran Norris nominated Ray Seals of Madison High School in Houston.</p> <p>Each finalist receives a $2,500 cash award and a $5,000 grant for their high school football programs. The winner, announced during the week of January 19, will attend Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa Bay as a guest of the NFL and receive a $5,000 cash award and a $10,000 grant from the NFL Youth Football Fund for his high school football program.</p> <p>The four other finalists: Danny Cronic of East Coweta High School in Newnan, Georgia; Rob MacLachlan of Wallaceburg District Secondary School in Ontario, Canada; Ken Ozee of Sam Houston High School in Arlington, Texas; and Tom Padjen of Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing, Illinois.<br /> In his nomination essay, Young called Seals a great coach who truly has a passion not only for the sport, but for the community he coaches in, the school and the players. Norris praised Seals as a "father figure."</p>

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