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The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl is proud to announce its 2014 Head Coaches. Tune in to the game live Sunday, January 5, at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., or watch from home on Fox Sports 1. 

Christopher A. Merritt – Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Head Coach, East Team

Christopher Merritt is the head football coach for Christopher Columbus Catholic High School in Miami, Fla. Merritt took over the program in 2001 and has compiled a record of 109-30 while winning ten District Championships and two Regional Championships. He has also been named a finalists for Miami Dolphins Coach of the Year four times, was named Nike Coach of the Year for Dade County in 2005 and has coached for USA Football the past four years. 

Over one hundred of Merritt’s players have gone on to play college football over his time at Christopher Columbus High School. Merritt started his football career as a walk-on for Indiana University’s football team where he later earned a full scholarship and graduated with a B.S. in Sports Management. Merritt is married with three children. 

Joey McGuire – Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Head Coach, West Team

Since 2003, Joey McGuire has served as head coach for the Longhorns of Cedar Hill High School in Cedar Hill, Texas. Prior to being named head coach, McGuire was an assistant for the Longhorns from 1997-2003. McGuire led Cedar Hill to its 1st playoff victory in school history in 2006 and has made them a perennial power in the state of Texas ever since. McGuire’s career record stands at 93-33 and includes eight district championships and two appearances in the Texas State Championship Game, which Cedar Hill won in 2006.  

He has been named Dallas Cowboy High School Coach of the Year for the state of Texas to go with numerous other coaching honors. A University of Texas-Arlington graduate, McGuire holds a BA in Exercise and Sports/Health studies. He lives in Cedar Hill, TX with his wife and two children.

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