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Highlanders' Johnson Named 2019 Buccaneers High School Coach of the Year


Last updated 1/9/2020 at 1:21pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Lake Wales High School head football coach Tavaris Johnson after being named Buccaneers High School Coach of the Year at Raymond James Stadium, shown with wife Tyechia and sons Tylan, 6, and Tydan, 3.

Lake Wales Highlanders head coach Tavaris Johnson was voted the 2019 Buccaneers High School Coach of the Year contest from an elite field of weekly winners representing seven counties of area high schools.

To qualify Coach Johnson won Week Ten's Coach of the Week, and through a voting process, came out on top to win the prestigious award over the other ten nominees. The program is sponsored by Tampa Electric (TECO) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation.

Johnson is the varsity football head coach at Lake Wales High School and part of the Lake Wales Charter Schools.

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