US Cellular Most Valuable Coach
Congratulations Chris Metzger
Congratulations to 2018’s Most Valuable Coach, Chris Metzger of Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines, NC. You nominated coaches in your communities and your votes helped us choose the winners. U.S. Cellular has awarded Pinecrest High School a $50,000 school grant, and a Samsung tech package for the school in Coach Metzger’s name.

Additional Winners

Matt Chance

Congratulations to our 2nd place winner, Coach Matt Chance of Bowling Green High School in Bowling Green, MO. Bowling Green High School has received a $20,000 school grant in Coach Chance’s name.

Sarah Williams

Congratulations to our 3rd place winner, Coach Sarah Williams of Hodgdon High School in Hodgdon, ME. Hodgdon High School has received a $10,000 school grant in Coach Williams’ name.

The best coaches do more than just coach, they connect to the good in their players and inspire their communities.

From elementary school to high school, the Most Valuable Coaches are the bright lights that bring communities together with meaningful connections.

U.S. Cellular, in partnership with Samsung®, has awarded $5,000 to the Final 15 coaches’ schools, $10,000 to the third place winner’s school, and $20,000 to the second place winner’s school.

This year’s Most Valuable Coach grand prize winner's school received a $50,000 grant and a Samsung prize package.

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Meet the Judges

Our panel of judges was carefully selected based on their passion for the game, and their commitment to their communities.

Maya Moore

In just eight years as a pro, Maya Moore has already asserted herself as one of the greatest athletes of all time. In 2016, after winning her third WNBA title and being named MVP of the WNBA All-Star Game, Maya became the first pro athlete (of any gender) ever to notch three league titles, ROY, All-Star MVP and League MVP in only five seasons of play. Maya was also named to the 2016 Olympic Women’s Basketball Team and helped lead the team to their 6th straight gold medal. Maya won her 4th WNBA title in just seven seasons in 2017, and in 2018, won her 3rd WNBA All Star MVP. Yet perhaps what is most exceptional about her is her dedication to service. Maya has devoted herself to inspiring others to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly through her own work, including an innovative social action campaign to educate the public on the criminal justice system.

Randall Cobb

While attending Alcoa High School in Alcoa, Tennessee, Randall Cobb lettered in football, basketball, and track. During this time, he experienced his greatest success on the football team as a four-time State Champion in Class AA as well as being named “Mr. Football” by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. Following his high school career, Cobb accepted a football scholarship to the University of Kentucky. Cobb was drafted in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers, and some of his accomplishments include the 2011 NFL Play of the Year, 2011 PWFA NFL All-Rookie Team, 2012 NFL All Purpose Yards Leader and 2014 NFL Pro Bowl selection. Off the field, Cobb is heavily invested in the community. His Helping Hands Program upgrades youth learning facilities and partners with Blessings in a Backpack to provide backpacks with healthy food for disadvantaged kids to take home on the weekends.

Meet The Coaches Who Connect
To The Good In All Of Us