Fieldturf and Howie Long Announce 2010 Fieldturf Coach And Team of The Year Football Awards

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Award-winners announced just before the AFCA Convention in Dallas

FieldTurf announced the winners of its 5th annual FieldTurf Football Awards for the 2010 season today just before the start of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Convention in Dallas. Winners were announced in 19 different categories. These awards are based on tabulated votes from FieldTurf executives and consulted on by Howie Long.

This year’s winners are:

NFL Coach of the Year – Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons
NFL Team of the Year – New England Patriots
NCAA FBS Coach of the Year – Chip Kelly, University of Oregon
NCAA FBS Team of the Year – University of Oregon Ducks
NCAA FCS Coach of the Year – K.C. Keeler, University of Delaware
NCAA Division 2 Coach of the Year – Ron Roberts, Delta State
NCAA Division 3 Coach of the Year - Lance Leipold, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
CFL Team of the Year - Montreal Alouettes
NAIA Team of the Year – Carroll College
Junior College Team of the Year – Navarro College
National High School Team of the Year – St. Thomas Aquinas High School (FL)
Southwest High School Team of the Year – De La Salle High School (CA)
Northwest High School Team of the Year – Bellevue High School (WA)
Midwest High School Team of the Year – St. Edward High School (OH)
Northeast High School Team of the Year – Bergen Catholic High School (NJ)
Southeast High School Team of the Year – St. Thomas Aquinas High School (FL)
Great Lakes Region High School Team of the Year – Harrison High School (MI)
Metro High School Team of the Year – Don Bosco Preparatory Academy (NJ)
Mid-Atlantic High School Team of the Year – Phoebus High School (VA)

The FieldTurf Coach of the Year Awards recognize a coach’s dedication and hard work both on and off the field. The coaches that have been and will be selected for this award all exemplify outstanding leadership skills and enjoy well-deserved success. Special attention is given to coaches who are able to significantly improve their team’s effort, performance, and overall record from previous years along with coaches who enjoy success with young and inexperienced teams.

The FieldTurf Team of the Year Awards acknowledge teams at all levels of sport that show a passion for the game along with dedication to team play. The teams that will be selected for this award will be teams that have enjoyed success and/or made considerable improvements from previous years within their respective leagues.

About FieldTurf
FieldTurf offers industry-leading engineering and manufacturing resources and leads the synthetic turf industry with regard to setting higher environmental standards. FieldTurf is the global market leader in terms of synthetic sports fields with more than 4000 fields installed. Additionally, FieldTurf has attained more than 15,000 satisfied customers in high quality pet, residential, commercial and municipal landscaping solutions, playground surfacing and has a complete range of golf and tennis products. FieldTurf synthetic turf customers enjoy the benefits of significantly reduced water consumption, the elimination of fertilizer and pesticides, superior durability and drainage and a product that looks and feels real. The positive environmental impact of FieldTurf provides the added benefit of LEED building contributions.

FieldTurf is part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. Included within the Tarkett Sports portfolio is an impressive range of performance sports flooring products. This product range includes: synthetic and hardwood basketball; volleyball and gymnasium flooring; squash and racquetball courts; floor protection and covering systems; weight room flooring; and high performance indoor and outdoor running tracks, featuring Beynon and Atlas track surfaces. All Tarkett Sports surfaces are developed, produced and installed with a concentration on sustainability and a commitment to protecting the environment, providing additional LEED contribution opportunities for customers. The company calls this focus on sustainability and the environment ‘Environmental Intelligence’ and all company personnel strive to exemplify this philosophy in all aspects of the business.

For more information, please visit: FieldTurf Artificial Grass & Synthetic Turf Products

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