It is with pride that we are able to share with you this not-quite-news, that our EPHS Head Coach, Mike Grant, has been named National High School Coach of the Year. That shouldn't be surprising to us. Flying to New York to receive the honor, Coach Grant shares the following directed to our EP football family:
"I wanted to express my gratitude to all of you for all you have done to make this honor possible. I am not real comfortable in receiving this award but I am humbled in the fact that without our coaches, players and parents I would not be in New York today. Our whole football family is really being acknowledged by this honor. The hard work and dedication of so many is represented by the National Football League honoring our program in this way.
Thanks to all of you, both past and present, for making Eden Prairie Football a nationally recognized program. The tradition of excellence is reflected in our record on the field but more importantly by the great young men that have come through our program and represent our community every day."
EP High School Varsity Eagles win 28-7 and capture 9th State Championship
... for a 3-PEAT!!
As if you hadn't already heard.....
The undefeated 12-0 Eden Prairie Eagles dominated a very good Rosemount North team 28-7 for their 9th State Championship, and the first time that a Minnesota big school has ever done a 3-peat! This team has moved up significantly in the national rankings to #22 nationally, and the only school in the entire Midwest to be included in the top 25! Not too shabby. 12 of these players were also selected as All-Conference or All-Conference Honorable Mention -- well-deserved.
The 2013 Eagles' continuous improvement all season resulting in a championship may be remembered as some of Coach Grant and his staff's finest work, and this team will always be a testament to the power of unity, heart and character.
The coaches and players went in to the game believing with all of their hearts that they would win this game and they would not be denied! The Eagles proved to the world that they have the hearts of champions. All of the years of coaching and hard work resulted in a 9th State Championship for the Eden Prairie Eagles. Most of these boys have dreamed of this moment since 3rd grade, and these dreams came true in the HHH Metrodome on November 29, 2013.