Refugio's Herring among Texas coaches in USA Today contest
Oct. 1, 2013 at 5:01 a.m.
Refugio's Jason Herring has been named as one of the top eight coaches in Texas in USA Today's America's Best High School Football Coach contest.
USA Today staffers selected eight head football coaches in each state, and fans will have an opportunity to vote on their choice through 11 a.m. Oct. 8.
The 51 winners - each state plus Washington, D.C. - advance to one of eight regional rounds with voting from 11 a.m. Oct. 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 18.
The regional winners will move into the national round with voting from 11 a.m. Oct. 21 to 11 a.m. Oct. 29.
The other Texas nominees are Katy's Gary Joseph, San Antonio Madison's Jim Streety, Cedar Hill's Joey McGuire, Calallen's Phil Danaher, Highland Park's Randy Allen, Mart's Rusty Nail and Houston Lamar's Tom Nolen.
Herring is in his 16th year and has an overall record of 152-44. He is in his seventh season at Refugio and has a record of 83-6.
He led Sonora to the 2000 Class 2A, Division I state championship, and Refugio to the 2011 Class 2A, Division II state championship.
To vote, go to the contest's website.