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Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Georgia High School Coach of the Week for Oct. 3-Oct. 8 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Friday, Oct. 14 If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @SBLiveGA.


Editor’s Note: Our Coach of the Week feature and corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes that receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.

Pete Fominaya, Hiram: In one of the biggest upsets of Week 8, the Hiram football team took down Calhoun 44-34 Friday night for the first time in program history. Led by head coach Pete Fominaya, the Hornets scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help secure the win.

Shane Queen, North Cobb: The Warriors scored their biggest win of the 2022 season Friday night when they traveled to Walton and dominated them 33-6. Head coach Shane Queen watched his defense shut down one of the best offenses in the state to open region play with a victory.

Shelton Felton, Valdosta: In one of the best rivalries in the state of Georgia, Valdosta snapped a 5-game losing streak to cross-town rival Lowndes Friday night and did it with great defense. Shelton Felton’s squad held Lowndes to just six points and with the win, improved to 7-0 on the season.

Kevin Reach, Monroe Area: Snake bit for much of the 2022 season, Monroe Area got back on track in a big way Friday night by taking down undefeated Hebron Christian on the road, 41-7. The purple Hurricanes are led by veteran head coach Kevin Reach and used a great rushing attack and great team defense to hand the Lions their first loss of the season.

Caleb Carmean, Kennesaw Mountain: One of the most underrated teams in Class 7A, Kennesaw Mountain improved to 6-0 on the season Friday night with a 49-0 blowout of Osborne. The Mustangs are led by head coach Caleb Carmean and are currently tied atop Region 5 with North Cobb and Wheeler.