Week Ten: Coach Larry McRae, Clear Lake High School
Clear Lake High School Head Coach, Larry McRae, has been named as the final Coach of the Week recipient for the 2017 season. Through hard work, discipline, and teamwork McRae has brought his falcons program from 3-7 record in 2016 to a 2017 playoff contender. Although he is determined to turnaround his football program, he has not lost sight of the well-being of his players and community. McRae strives to help his athletes develop into successful young men on and off the football field. In his free time he also mentors youth athletes in local youth football leagues in surrounding areas.
One Falcon supporter stated. “He is as honest and as straight laced as they come. He truly loves his job. His passion for his student athletes is extremely obvious to anyone that crosses his path.”
Week Nine: Alvin High School
The Coach of the Week award goes to the Alvin High School football coaching staff. During the Hurricane Harvey disaster the Alvin High School football program banded together to assist their community in its time of need. Coaches and players brought meals to families in need, provided shelter, and help community members clean out homes that were greatly impacted by flooding.
After the flood water subsided they began to help their students and families get back on their feet and rebuild their lives. Coaches provided a family structure that helped their players get back on track mentally in order to be successful on and off the field.
Thank you to the Alvin Football Staff for showing us that football is family!
Week Eight: Coach Cody Carney, Hitchcock High School
Congratulations to Coach Carney of the Hitchcock High School! Carney who has assumed the interim head coaching role this season (due to the head coach taking a medical leave), and has proven to be a natural leader. Carney has not only taken control of the football program, but the Hitchcock athletic department as well. He has led fundraisers to help raise money for football equipment, as well as organized parent meetings to encourage more parent involvement in Hitchcock athletics.
Coach Carney also pushes his coaches and players to be role models and set a positive example for the community. Because of his emphasis on good character and hard work it comes as no surprise that his bulldogs are doing great things on and off the field.
Good luck to Coach Carney and the Hitchcock Bulldogs on the rest of their season!
Week Seven: Coach Brian Fitzgerald, Oak Ridge High School
Assistant Coach Brian Fitzgerald has been named Houston Texans Coach of the Week. “Coach Fitz” the War Eagles Offensive Line Coach, spends countless hours at his school motivating\ teaching his student athletes, as well volunteering at local charities and charities. Fitzgerald who is a part of th ORHS Foundations Committee, worked alongside his athletic booster club to organize fundraisers such as a Golf Tournament, Silent Auction\ Dinner, all will coordinating the 2nd Annual Lineman Challenge.
Coach Fitz preaches Max Effort, consistency, Fortitude, and Sportsmanship to his players and pushes them to become good football players and even better young men. “ He continuously teaches, advises, and guides his players, almost as if they were his own sons”, explained a ORHS supporter.
Congratulations to Coach Fitz and the ORHS War Eagles! Good luck the rest of the season!
Week Six: Coach Jason Glenn, Klein Oak High School
Head Coach and Athletic Director Jason Glenn has been named the Houston Texans Coach of the Week award winner for week six of the high school season! In his short stint as Klein Oak’s head football coach he has definitely made his mark on the program as well as the school. Coach Glenn strives to reach all of his students and push them to be the best they can be as an athlete and student. He has worked diligently to pull the entire Klein Oak High School athletic program together to in an effort to encourage and support each other.
Klein Oak football parent explained, “ he preaches to them that education and being a good role model is much more important than anything you can do on the football field.”
Week Five: Coach Mike Ferrell, Brazosport High School
Brazosport High School Head Coach, Mike Ferrell, has been named the Houston Texans Coach of the Week recipient for week five. This season the Exporter’s coach has been instrumental in showing his team and community how to win on and off the field. Following Hurricane Harvey, Ferrell utilized his coaches and athletes to help bag sand in order to block rising water from flooding areas lower Brazoria County.
Ferrell also spends countless hours volunteering his time to support local youth baseball leagues, and other coaching outreach efforts, such as the annual Senior Showcase event which helps athletes (non- DIV I) pursue their dream of playing football at the next level.
Congratulations to Coach Ferrell and the Exporters!
Week Four: Coach Mike Jackson, La Marque High School
The week four Coach of the Week is La Marque Cougar’s head football coach, Mike Jackson. Jackson led his Cougars (a 3A school) to a last minute 26-22 win over a 4A program - Hardin Jefferson high school. This inspiring comeback came days after his four month old son, Maverick Jackson, underwent a heart procedure. Following the win the Cougars dedicated the game to baby Maverick, and presented Coach Jackson with the game ball. A wonderful gesture to show support for a coach that going above and beyond to take care of this family, as well as work tirelessly to ensure that his football family continues to strive to reach their potential on and off of the field.
Congratulations to Coach Mike Jackson and the La Marque Cougars!
Week Three: Coach Adam Ramirez, Waltrip High School
Coach Adam Ramirez, assistant football coach, for the Waltrip Rams has been selected as the Houston Texans Coach of the Week for week three. Ramirez who is also a math teacher at Waltrip, spends his spare time tutoring students who are struggling to pass the subject. The Waltrip alum makes it his duty to stay involved in his community by volunteering for local events, as well as coaching other Waltrip sports such as the school’s girls soccer.
“Coach Ramirez has such a positive impact on all of his students, whether it be through sports or in the classroom.” “He impacts their lives helping them move forward to college”, stated a Rams football Mom.
Congrats to Coach Ramirez and the Waltrip Rams!
Week Two: Coach Jeff Sciba, Northbrook High School
The Coach of the Week award recipient for week two is Athletic Director & Head Coach Football Coach Jeff Sciba of Northbrook High School! In Coach Sciba’s short time at Northbrook he has not only changed the culture of his football program, but also the school and surrounding community. He has worked tirelessly to engage parents, faculty, and the student body to rally around their athletic program and support the Raider athletic program. Under Sciba’s guidance, new concepts like on-site athletic banquets and free football camps were implemented to help low income families in his community. Under his leadership Raider Nation now has established a booster club to support their athletic program.“He has made us realize that what he said about big changes coming our way are actually happening. He has kept his word. He believes in us, that we can win, he's giving us an opportunity to achieve our goals”, stated a Raider football player.
Congratulations to Coach Sciba and the Northbrook Raiders!
Week One: Coach Ruben Jordan, Clear Creek High School
The Houston Texans name former Clear Creek High School Coach, Ruben Jordan, as the honorary week one Coach of the Week award recipient. Coach Jordan not only went above and beyond to help his students, but was last seen rescuing people from high water areas in aftermath of hurricane Harvey.
The retired coach was reported missing on Saturday – August 26th. "He put people in a boat and the current just swept him away and he succumbed to the storm," explained Jordan's niece, Melissa Magana. "It is difficult, but there is some solace knowing he died doing what he loved to do which is helping other people and putting other people before himself," Magana said.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jordan family and the Clear Creek Wildcats during time.