Walton Football Coach Jim Hoover, in the running to be the best football coach in the country has advanced past the opening round collecting over 38000 votes in a USA Today contest.

Hoover, along with 50 other Coaches Nationwide advances to a regional round . The voting begins today at noon and concludes Friday,

October 18th. From there the top vote getters move on to the national round which takes place October 21 to 29. The contest is sponsored by USA Today. To vote for Coach Hoover go to contest.usatodayhss.com.