Following Duncanville's state finals run this season, the Dallas Morning News named Panthers head football coach Reginald Samples Coach of the Year.
The newspaper highlighed Coach Samples' amazing four year transformation of the Panthers program from a 3 and 7 team to this year's 15 and 1 season where the Panthers were three seconds from winning the state championship.
Coach Samples is also one of 32 nominees for the 2018 Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year.
Two finalists will be awarded $15,000 by the NFL Foundation with $10,000 going to their school. The winner will be announced during the Pro Bowl on Jan. 27.