Friday, October 26, 2007

Lions' Flowers is Panthers coach of the week

West Charlotte football coach Maurice Flowers is the Carolina Panthers' coach of the week.

The Panthers and the NFL will donate $1,000 to the Lions' athletic department. The ten 2007 High School Coach of the Week recipients will be recognized December 16th at Bank of America Stadium prior to the Seattle Seahawks vs Carolina Panthers game. During the ceremony, the 2007 High School Coach of the Year will be announced. The Coach of the Year recipient will receive $2,000 from the Carolina Panthers and the NFL to benefit their athletic department.

The Coach of the Year program recognizes outstanding high school coaches that have a positive influence in the community and schools.

Flowers, who played at East Meck and J.C. Smith, started his coaching career at Olympic seven years ago. He built the Trojans into a playoff team and after starting at West Charlotte this year, Flowers has the Lions at 8-1 and has helped rebuild community interest there.

Off the field, Flowers is the Dean of Students for West Charlotte. He has had a positive influence on the entire student body.

“[Flowers] interacts with a lot of kids,” said Lions athletics director Masanori Toguchi. “He makes sure that they set goals and look toward their future.”

To help do that, Flowers has organized Alumni Wednesday, where West Charlotte alumni come to the school to talk to the players about anything from football to making wise choices. Flowers also helps build interest and excitement in the team by hosting Meet the Community, in which the team visits with West Charlotte fans.

In recognition of Coach Maurice Flowers’s achievement, the Carolina Panthers and National Football League will donate $1,000 to the West Charlotte High School’s athletic department. The ten 2007 High School Coach of the Week recipients will be recognized December 16th at Bank of America Stadium prior to the Seattle Seahawks vs Carolina Panthers game. During the ceremony, the 2007 High School Coach of the Year will be announced. The Coach of the Year recipient will receive $2,000 from the Carolina Panthers and the NFL to benefit their athletic department.

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Langston Wertz Jr.
lwertz@charlotteobserver.com

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