Doug Robison of Billings West has advanced to the final round of voting in a USA Today contest to determine the best high school boys basketball coach in the country.
In the first round of voting, Robison edged Melstone’s Jason Grebe in the voting for the best coach in Montana. The candidates were Pat Hansen of Laurel, Terry Thomas of Dillon, Cary Finberg of Columbia Falls and Mark Branger of Huntley Project.
The second round of voting, which concluded earlier this week, put Robison against coaches from North Dakota, Idaho, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wyoming. After winning that round with more than 28,000 votes, Robison advanced to the final stage of voting.
The final round includes 10 coaches from around the country. Voting in the final round begins at 10 a.m. on Friday.
The coach receiving the most votes in the national round will be crowned USA Today’s best high school boys basketball coach and win $2,000 for his school. To vote, visit usatodayhss.com.