A high school football coach from Yorkton, Sask., is a finalist for the National Football League's Youth Coach of the Year honour.

Roby Sharpe not only coaches high school football, he also helped organize a minor football league in the city so that younger players can develop their skills.

"We get rewarded as football coaches everyday," Sharpe said Tuesday. "Everyday when those kids come to practice and they are working their butts off."

If Sharpe wins, his team will get $5,000 for equipment.  An announcement is set for next week.

Sharpe said he enjoys coaching and the rewards that come with that.

"Obviously being a football coach has its own rewards," he said. "You don't coach thinking 'hey hopefully one day I'll get recognized.'"

Melville coach John Svenson won the award two years ago.