Hall of Honor Coaches Announced

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The 2018 Hall of Honor Inductees have been unanimously approved at the March meeting of the THSCA Board of Directors. The inductees will be honored at the THSCA Hall of Honor Banquet sponsored by Balfour, in San Antonio on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel at 7:00 pm. The banquet is held in conjunction with the annual THSCA Coaching School and Convention, which will take place July 22-24, 2018 in San Antonio. Tickets to the luncheon are $50 each and can be purchased by downloading the ticket form from the THSCA website (www.thsca.com) and sending in with payment. Hall of Honor Inductees are:

Joe Clements’ career as a head coach was successfully launched at Robert E. Lee High School in 1967. After an initial winning season (6-2-2), his record steadily improved. From Lee HS, he continued to build on his successes as head coach at Kingsville from 1972 to 1975, and finally at Huntsville HS where his team won the 1980 Class 3A State Championship. He set a state record in 1985 of 51 consecutive district wins and his Huntsville teams competed in post-season playoffs 14 of his 19 years with a record of 170-44-3. Clements' head coaching career spanned 27 years, with an overall record of 222-76-6. Coach Clements retired in 1994. He passed away in 2015.

Wally Freytag began his coaching career in 1961 at Pearce Junior High in Austin. He then went to Austin Reagan in 1965, moving up to head coach in 1974. With the exception of 1975 when Reagan was 4-5-1, Coach Freytag never had a losing season making the playoffs nine times and winning seven district championships.

He amassed a career record of 129-42-5 in his sixteen years at Reagan High School. In 1989 he became ath­letic director for the Austin Independent School District and served in that capacity until his retirement.

Alan Weddell’s first head coaching job was at Victoria High School from 1982-89 where he amassed a 46-32-2 record and two district championships. In 1990, he became head coach at La Marque and led the Cougars to an amazing 103-13 record in his eight years at the helm with two state finals appearances in 1993 and 1994 and 3 back-to-back state championships in 1995, 1996 and 1997. The 1997 THSCA All-Star coach left the high school ranks to become an assistant coach at Texas A&M and then University of Houston before returning in 2010 as assistant head coach at Brazoswood.

Allen Wilson a graduate of Midland Lee and Abilene Christian University, Wilson got his first head coaching job at Paris High School in 1983. He remained in that position for eight years winning 4 district championships and guiding his team to a State Championship in 1988. He took over the reins at John Tyler in 1991 and in his eleven years there amassed a 102-34-2 record with a state championship in 1994 with a perfect 16-0 record and a state finals appearances in 2000. His final coaching stop was at Dallas Carter from 2002-2010 where he was 44-5 in his first four years. In his nine years at the helm his teams posted 9 wins or better seven of those years. In his 28 years as a head coach he posted a career record is 246-90-4 with 22 trips to the playoffs, 14 district championships and 2 state championships.

Robert Woods coaching career began in Plano where he went from 7th grade coach to varsity assistant in 1977. From 1977-87 he was part of a coaching staff that won 3 state titles. In 1988 he became head coach at Wilmer Hutchins and in his six years at the helm, his teams qualified for the playoffs five times and won the state championship in 1990. He was also named 4A Coach of the Year. After three years at Crowley, he became head coach at Cedar Hill from 1994 until 2003 when he became as assistant coach in the Dallas ISD. He served his last two years as head coach at Dallas Jefferson before his retirement. Woods was a THSCA All-Star coach twice, once in 1980 with the Plano staff and as head coach in 1992.

 

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