Harding High School football coach Sam Greiner is the SoMeck 8 conference coach of the year.
The award is voted on by the conference coaches.
Greiner earned accolades this season for his coaching and his generosity. He moved quarterback Braheam Murphy into his home last spring when Murphy was functionally homeless and helped the young man turn his life -- and his academic status -- around.
Harding sophomore running back Quavaris Crouch is the offensive player of the year in the SoMeck 8 conference.
Crouch rushed for more than 1,000 yards and earned multiple Division I scholarships, including from national power Michigan.
Charlotte Catholic’s Reed Brandt is the conference defensive player of the year.
The 2016 SoMeck 8 all-conference team
Defensive POY: Reed Brandt Charlotte Catholic
Offensive POY: Quavaris Crouch - Harding
Coach of the Year: Sam Greiner - Harding