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Garrett Amburgey BHC Prep Coach of the Year

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A really nice article today by Nate Hubbard in the Bristol Hearld Courier about Abingdon's Head Coach Garrett Amburgey being the prep coach of the year.

https://www.heraldcourier.com/sports/prep-football-coach-of-the-year-garrett-amburgey-abingdon/article_c7710f36-25a8-11e9-bc6b-3fed4996099f.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

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4 hours ago, Widespread_Panic said:

Seems like Graham's staff should have won the award considering they are wearing rings. 

To me, the coach of the year award should go to the coach who does things that aren't expected... Last year, Mullins took a last place predicted team in the M7 and finished 2nd with it.  This year, the article linked above explains itself.

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On 2/1/2019 at 4:03 PM, swva_havok_fan said:

To me, the coach of the year award should go to the coach who does things that aren't expected... Last year, Mullins took a last place predicted team in the M7 and finished 2nd with it.  This year, the article linked above explains itself.

I agree that Amburgey did a good job considering the timing of when he got hired. My argument against him winning the award would be he finished first in a 2A district with a 3A school and then got blown out in a 2nd round regional matchup. Winning the Mountain District is great but I don't think many people had picked Graham to win a state title before the season began which is more impressive. 

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There is a natural geographic bias that affects all regional papers. I'm not saying that's the case here, but Graham is on the periphery of the BHC coverage area and nowhere near to its circulation area. We fans can be purists, but the media doesn't always have that luxury.  After all, newspapers are in the business of selling newspapers.  

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3 hours ago, Liam McPoyle said:

There is a natural geographic bias that affects all regional papers. I'm not saying that's the case here, but Graham is on the periphery of the BHC coverage area and nowhere near to its circulation area. We fans can be purists, but the media doesn't always have that luxury.  After all, newspapers are in the business of selling newspapers.  

Someone gets it. 

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