Coach Rex King named 2014 USA Today Coach of the Year!


Congratulations to Coach Rex King on being named the 2014 Coach of the Year for Minnesota Football by USA Today and John Reibert for making the USA Today All Minnesota Team for Defense!

 Coach of the Year – Rex King, Simley

COACH OF THE YEAR: Rex King, Simley (Inver Grove Heights) King took over his alma mater in 2011 at age 29, and has steadily shown himself to be one of the best coaching minds in the state. He took his group to the 5A championship game, which certainly was big for a wrestling school with limited football tradition.

Photo Credit – Simley HS

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jesse Cardenas, Lakeville North (Lakeville) The leader of the state’s best defense, Cardenas had 90 tackles (nine in the backfield) and also picked off four passes.

DL Connor Hubbs (6-3, 265, Sr.), White Bear Lake DL John Reibert (6-1, 200, Sr.), Simley (Inver Grove Heights) DL Carl Engwall (6-4, 235 Sr.), Lakeville North (Lakeville) DL Jamahl Johnson (6-1, 317, Jr.), Prior Lake (Savage) LB Jesse Cardenas (6-2, 220, Sr.), Lakeville North (Lakeville) LB Carter Coughlin (6-4, 205, Jr.), Eden Prairie LB Alex Hart (6-3, 225, Sr.), Prior Lake (Savage) DB Adam Brant (6-2, 190, Sr.), Maple Grove DB Ben Mezzenga (6-0, 170, Sr.), Totino-Grace (Fridley) DB Adam Buirge (6-0, 180, Sr.), Park Center (Brooklyn Park) DB Blake Cashman (6-2, 200, Sr.), Eden