Three Flint-Area High School Football Coaches Chasing 100 Wins
It might be the end of summer but it’s also the start of high school football season. Three coaches from the Flint-area are looking to pick up their 100th career victory, check out who is looking to pass the century mark.
The work it takes to be a high school football coach greatly outweighs the pay, but still, men pour countless hours and effort into the game. Three men who have done just that are now chasing history, and looking to achieve 100 career wins this season.
Dennis Hopkins, head coach of the Linden Eagles has a career record of 99-43 and has been coaching the Eagles since 1998. Linden will face off with the Fenton Tigers in the season opener on August 24th.
Coaching the Fenton Tigers, Jeff Stezke is looking to stand in the way of Hopkins, as he hunts for his 100th career win. Stezke has coached at Bendle and Fenton, and currently has a record of 97-63.
Also looking to break the triple digit barrier is Lapeer West head coach, Mike Smith. Smith sits at 97-48 all time, and if the Panthers can win their first two games of the season, they’ll have a chance to go for their coach’s 100th win against their rivals at Lapeer East.