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Coach of the Week. presented by Houston Methodist

Nominate a high school football coach you know for Coach of the Week presented by Houston Methodist! Every week during the high school season, one coach will be recognized for their positive impact on student athletes, their community, and football program.

Each coach will receive recognition on HoustonTexans.com and a $2,500 grant for their football program.

2022 Winners

Allen Aldridge

Allen Aldridge

Week 1
School: Bush High School
Years Coaching: 19

Why I Coach: "My father was a coach, my mother is a retired teacher, my sister is a teacher…..I have a family full of educators. Hard work and dedication will take you far in life. "Class and Character" was my school motto at Willowridge High School, and I carried that with me my entire life. I always wanted to coach High School football."

Important School Initiatives: "We have a football leadership program. We will do various things around the community. It is important that people see us in the community and not just on the football field. We work on leadership daily."

Kelvin Chatham

Kelvin Chatham

Week 2
School: Booker T. Washington High School
Years Coaching: 8

Why I Coach: "The reason why I coach is because there was a coach in my life who changed my life and I want to give the same opportunity to the kids that I coach. No matter what their different struggles are or where they come from, whether it a good or bad environment, I want to give them the opportunity to let football take them to places that they would not normally be able to go because that's what the game did for me."

Important School Initiatives: "One thing that we do is give up one day of practice and devoted to study hall so that I can ensure all of my kids are passing their classes. We take grades very seriously with our program."

Wade Miller

Wade Miller

Week 3
School: Uvalde High School
Years Coaching: 28

Why I Coach: "I coach because I love kids and I love football. I have chosen to stay at the high school level because I feel I can impact more kids when you count 7th grade through 12th grade."

Important School Initiatives: "My coaches and athletes are trying to shine a positive light on our community after the tragic events. We feel like we can help the people of Uvalde heal."

Gary Jessie

Gary Jessie

Week 4
School: Sterling High School
Years Coaching: 25

Why I Coach: "I coach to give back to kids what my parents, teachers, and coaches gave to me. The ultimate goal is education, but let's teach kids how to use football as the vehicle to get you to that goal. I chose high school because that's where it started for me in terms of the seriousness about my future."

Important School Initiatives: "We mentor our feeder pattern schools. We raise money for breast cancer awareness during the month of October. Each player must pay $1 for every pink accessory he wears. At the end of the month, we send all the proceeds to the breast cancer foundation of the players' choice."

Jarvis Kelley

Jarvis Kelley

Week 5
School: Westbury High School
Years Coaching: 16

Why I Coach: "I coach because playing sports in high school helped mold me into the person I am today. Sports taught me how to overcome adversity in life, and this is my opportunity to pay that gift forward to the next generation of student-athletes. My coaching philosophy is simply based on keeping things simple so the kids can play fast."

Important School Initiatives: "We are looking forward to our upcoming community outreach event where our student-athletes will participate in the Houston Food Bank Drive assisting families in need."

An image from the Sept. 4, 2019 Texans high school coach of the week presentation.
An image from the Aug. 31, 2018 community development event in which the Coach of the Week Award was presented to Santa Fe High School.
An image from the Oct. 8, 2019 Texans Coach of the Week presentation to Cornell Gray of Furr HS.
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