Mike Pope, former Indian Land High School football coach, was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the S.C. Football Coaches Association on Feb. 13 in Myrtle Beach.
Pope has coached for 34 years at nine schools in South Carolina. He began his career at his alma mater, Piedmont High, in 1974.
He later coached at Lancaster, Sumter, Blackville-Hilda, Indian Land, Goose Creek, Seneca, Hillcrest, Lakewood and Walhalla high schools.
His record as head coach was 38-6 at Blackville-Hilda and 27-58 at Indian Land.