Dennis Decker, Ridley
The Green Raiders of coach Dennis Decker upset North Penn, 19-10, on Dec. 4 to advance to the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinal against La Salle on Dec. 12. Decker, a former star quarterback at Ridley and a rookie head coach, lost that game, 35-7, to the Explorers. But he directed the Green Raiders to a 13-2 overall record and winning streaks of eight and five games. . Decker will be honored by the Eagles during Sunday's game at Lincoln Financial Field. The winning coaches are chosen by The Inquirer, philly.com and the Eagles.