Bangor High School baseball and football coach Dave Morris is among 50 coaches nationwide nominated and then selected by a panel of judges for the U.S. Cellular National MVP Coach Award.

Morris is one of five coaches from the state of Maine among the 50 selected from across the country.

Remember last year, longtime Foxcroft Academy wrestling and soccer coach Luis Ayala was the national winner and earned a $5,000 school grant for finishing in the top 15 and then a $50,000 community grant as the national winner.

The voting for the 2018 National MVP Coach begins.

Along with Morris, longtime Skowhegan HS field hockey coach Paul Doughty, Gardiner HS field hockey coach Sharon Gallant, Forest Hills HS basketball coach Anthony Amero and Hodgdon HS softball coach Sarah Williams are up for the award.

On-line voting begins today and runs through October 8th to determine the top 15 finalists.

Voting for the 'FInal 15 Coaches' begins October 11th and runs through November 13th. The vote totals and a panel of judges will determine the final three coaches.

There is a $10,000 grant award for third place, $20,000 for second place and a $50,000 grant for the winning coach.

Click here to vote and get more information on the contest...

2017 U.S. Cellular National MVP Coach Luis Ayala (Foxcroft Academy)