Coach Metzger: 'It's been an honor to serve'

Pinecrest High School Football Coach Chris Metzger has made it to the final 15 coaches in U.S. Cellular’s Most Valuable Coach program. 

By making it to the final 15 coaches, Metzger has won 5,000 for Pinecrest High School, and he will be honored at a local event and have a short video created and posted with his story on

Until Nov. 13, the public can vote for their favorite of the Final 15 coaches 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. The winning coaches will be announced November 20th.

“All of these men and women have tremendous stories of inspiring their players and the importance of being leaders in their communities,” said Jeremy Taylor, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in eastern North Carolina. “We encourage all of the greater Moore County community to go vote for Coach Chris Metzger of Pinecrest High School to honor and celebrate his work.”

U.S. Cellular’s Most Valuable Coach program began on August 21st and gave people the opportunity to honor current coaches of K-12 school-affiliated sports teams who connect to the good in all of us by inspiring their players through true leadership and community involvement. Below are the Final 15 coaches and the school and city they represent:

A panel of judges featuring Green Bay Packers wide receiver, Randall Cobb, and WNBA All-Star, Maya Moore, along with online voting will help determine the three winning coaches based on the positive impact they have on their players, school and city, as well as their leadership qualities.

For more information, to vote for your favorite of the Final 15 coaches and to view the official program rules, please visit


Feature photo of Coach Metzger by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter, John Patota.

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