The fans have spoken and, after an intense voting battle, New Haven's Tedaro France has been voted the top active boys basketball coach in the Metro Detroit area, winning the battle over Clarkston coach Dan Fife.
However, Fife is MLive's pick for the top coach in the Metro Detroit area. That means both Fife and France will each move on to the statewide voting process.
France won the fan poll by collecting 12,636 votes, beating out the 11,675 votes for Fife. France 147-57 in his nine seasons with New Haven and has taken the Rockets' program to new heights while becoming an annual Class C power.
Fife gets MLive's pick as the top Metro Detroit coach for his 35 seasons and 665-168 career record with Clarkston. The Wolves have had 19 seasons of 20 or more wins during Fife's career.
Fife and France will now be going up against coaches from from across the state. On Thursday, MLive will unveil a statewide poll featuring each region's winners from across the state, with fans able to vote on who is the top active coach across all of Michigan.