ALMONT — Almont Varsity Football Defensive Coordinator Ritchie Feys was named the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Division 5 Assistant Coach of the Year this past week.

This marks the second time Feys has earned the honor. He also was recognized in 2014.

Ritchie Feys poses for a photo with his Coach of Year honor.

Feys is coming from a successful 2018 campaign which saw Almont post a 9-0 regular season record (believed to be the 10th time in school history their varsity has ended the regular season portion of their schedule unbeaten) as well as a pacesetting 7-0 showing versus Blue Water Area Conference foes.

Almont also reached the Division 5 state playoffs, advancing to the district championship clash where they were defeated by Frankenmuth.

The team finished the 2018 campaign as owners of a 10-1 overall mark.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.