NFHS Coaches Association Award Program

 HERMITAGE- - -We are proud to announce that, again this year, the Board of Control has given TSSAA permission to participate in the NFHS Coaches Association Award Program.  This program is designed to recognize State Active Coaches of the Year and Sectional Coaches of the Year in each sport sanctioned by the Association.  Coaches are selected based on their accomplishments the previous school year.  State and Sectional Coach of the Year winners will receive a certificate from the National Federation recognizing their accomplishments.  
Sectional Award winners will also be considered for the NFHS National Coach of the Year Award.  A National committee will select the National Coaches of the Year and these individuals will receive a plaque from the national office recognizing their accomplishment.  

Each state is also allowed to nominate one Citation (Coach) nominee.  NFHS Citations are presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the NFHS and/or other national organizations that have had an impact on high school activities.  Nominees for Contributor of the Year must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, moral character, and carry the endorsement of their respective state high school association.

TSSAA is proud to recognize our award winners for the 2007-08 school year.  They are as follows: 


Boys Sports

Football – Glenn McCadams, David Lipscomb High School
Basketball – Jody Wright, Fulton High School
Track – Tim Taylor, David Lipscomb High School
Baseball – Chuck Cooper, Jackson Christian School
Soccer – Mike Purcell, Brentwood High School
Wrestling – Pat Simpson, Father Ryan High School
Cross Country – Gene Cahill, University School
Golf – Gary Wells, Marshall County High School
Tennis – Pete Zannis, Science High School
Bowling – David Channell, Hardin County High School

Girls Sports

Basketball – Bud Brandon, Wilson Central High School
Track – Kathryn Bell, Pearl-Cohn High School
Volleyball – Barbara Whitaker, Germantown High School
Softball – Becky Cheatham, Forrest High School
Soccer – Bill Gillespie, Collierville High School
Tennis – Kelley Black, St. Andrew’s – Sewanee School
Cross Country – Zaf Ahmed, University School of Nashville
Golf – Jim Carter, Davidson Academy