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Updated: January 31st, 2014 9:17am
Eden Prairie's Mike Grant is Don Shula NFL high school Coach of Year

Eden Prairie's Mike Grant is Don Shula NFL high school Coach of Year

by Derek Wetmore
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It's the biggest week of the football year. And although the high school season has been done for a while, a local high school coach gets a slice of the spotlight.

Mike Grant, son of Bud Grant and coach for the Eden Prairie Eagles, has been named Don Shula NFL high school Coach of the Year, the team announced Friday.

The Eagles have won nine state titles under Grant. Eden Prairie gets $15,000 for Grant's award, and the coach also will get $10,000.

The Vikings nominated Grant, according to a statement released by the team.

"The Vikings have enjoyed a strong connection to the Grant family over several decades," Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf said in the statement. "Like his father Bud, Mike has been an outstanding representative of the state of Minnesota. His advocacy for the Vikings youth football efforts is appreciated and we are extremely proud of Mike's well-deserved accomplishment."

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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