Coach Jerry Stewart of Dayton High School was named the Texans 2008 4A-under Coach of the Year.
This year's Houston Texans 2008 5A Coach of the Year award winner is Gary Joseph of Katy High School. Coach Joseph ended the season with an overall record of 13-3 and walked away with the State Championship, beating Wylie 17-3. Coach Joseph is a three-time winner and back-to-back winner of the Coach of the Year award. He received it once in 2005 for reaching the state finals and again last year after winning the Texas State Championship.
This year's Houston Texans 2008 4A-under Coach of the Year award winner is coach Jerry Stewart of Dayton High School. Coach Stewart's Broncos made it all the way to the state finals before losing a high-scoring affair to Sulphur Springs 69-49. Coach Stewart led Dayton to a 13-2 overall record and dominated District 19-4A with a 7-0 record. Coach Stewart is a first-time winner of the Coach of the Year award.
"Winning Coach of the Year is certainly an honor," Stewart said. "I take this humbly to represent all small town football teams in Texas. I truly believe that schools, like Dayton, represent the true spirit of Texas high school football.
"I thank the Texans for recognizing the Dayton Broncos. It was a magical ride in our quest for the Texas State Championship. Although we fell short of the title, the journey itself was truly remarkable. As Augustus Mcrae said in the movie Lonesome Dove, 'It's been a wonderful ride.'"
On January 22 at the Westin Galleria, the 20 Texans High School Coach of the Week Award Winners will be recognized along with the Coach of the Year Award Winners.
A Complete list of Texas High School Coach of the Year Award Winners:
2002 Gene Johnson, Klein Forest
2003 David Aymond, North Shore
2003 Bryan Erwin, La Marque
2004 Troy Adduddell, Clear Lake
2004 Ray Evans, Yates
2005 Gary Joseph, Katy
2005 Lydell Wilson, Lamar Consolidated
2006 Bryan Erwin, La Marque
2006 David Raffield, Cy-Falls
2007 Gary Joseph, Katy
2007 Lydell Wilson, Lamar Consolidated
2007 Robin Kirk, St. Pius
2008 Gary Joseph, Katy
2008 Jerry Stewart, Dayton
The Texans High School Coach of the Week program is a fully-integrated, grassroots program designed to aid and promote high school football throughout the Houston area.