Marcus Haddock, in signature red, receives the the 4A Coach of the Year award from Farm Bureau agent Jimbo Morphis

McGehee football coach Marcus Haddock, who led the Owls to a 10-2 season and a trip to the playoffs, was named Class 4A Coach of the Year, according to a Hootens.com news release.

Haddock and McGehee quarterback Deondrei Haynes were among 45 finalists and their guests who attended the 2011 Farm Bureau Awards Banquet in North Little Rock where the state’s top coaches and players were honored. Former Monticello coach, Van Paschal, who now coaches at Barton, was named 3A Coach of the Year.

The Farm Bureau Awards honor the state’s top offensive player, defensive player and coach of the year for each classification. The staff at Hooten’s Arkansas Football selected three finalists for each category and all 45, along with their guests, attended a banquet and video extravaganza where the winners were announced. The event was broadcast live by THV2 and THV2.com.

The 2011 Farm Bureau Award Winners, by classification and award:
6A/7A Coach of the Year
Paul Calley, Bryant
5A Coach of the Year
Rick Jones, Greenwood
4A Coach of the Year
Marcus Haddock, McGehee
3A Coach of the Year
Van Paschal, Barton
2A Coach of the Year
Scott Waymire, Carlisle
6A/7A Offensive Player of the Year
Dallas Hardison, Bentonville
6A/7A Defensive Player of the Year
Brian Anderson, Little Rock Central
5A Offensive Player of the Year
Hayden Smith, Greenwood
5A Defensive Player of the Year
Ajalen Holley, Hot Springs Lakeside
4A Offensive Player of the Year
Fredi Knighten, Pulaski Academy
4A Defensive Player of the Year
Justin James, Malvern
(McGehee quarterback Deondrai Haynes, who also played on defense, was one of the three finalists)
3A Offensive Player of the Year
Daniel McCoy, Prescott
3A Defensive Player of the Year
Quanterio Heath, Rison
2A Offensive Player of the Year
Kenneth Dixon, Strong
2A Defensive Player of the Year
Matt Tennison, Hazen