A community celebration will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:25 at Pinecrest High School to honor Pinecrest Coach Metzger where a $5,000 donation will be made to the school.

This celebration is part of U.S. Cellular’s Most Valuable Coach Program.  Coach Metzger is one of 15 finalists in this year’s program from across the nation. 

The community can vote for Coach Metzger by visiting

The final three winning coaches will receive a donation of $50,000, $20,000 and $10,000, respectively, to help their school. The first place coach will also be awarded with a Samsung tech prize package, valued at $30,000, for their school.

In addition, a short video will be created at the event and posted with his story on

The winning coaches will be announced November 20.

Photo by Sandhills Sentinel photographer, John Patota.






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