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2014 LSG 5A Coach of the Year

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2014 Lone Star Gridiron
Class 5A Coach of the Year

2014 Lone Star Gridiron Texas High School Football Coach of the Year AwardWinner: Mike Spradlin (Temple)

Mike Spradlin led the Temple Wildcats to their first state championship since 1992, compiling a 32-15 record in his four years there. Spradlin is building a reputation for taking floundering teams and turning them into winners. He took a 1-9 team that hadn't been to a state title game in more than 20 years (1992) and brought them to the title game in 2014.  Spradlin was previously the head coach at Abilene Cooper, Midland Christian, Navasota and Round Rock Westwood.  He was also the offensive line coach at the University of Houston.

  • 2014 Lone Star Gridiron Class 5A Coach of the Year

 Runners-up for 2014 Lone Star Gridiron
Class 5A Coach of the Year

2. Jack Alvarez (Ennis)

Jack Alvarez led Ennis to their first state championship game since 2004.  He compiled a 39-13 record at Ennis the past four seasons. Coach Alvarez previously lead the teams at Kirbyville and West Sabine. He has an all-time coaching record of 144-62.

  • 2014 Lone Star Gridiron Class 5A Coach of the Year Runner-up

3. Steve Wood (Aledo)

Coach Wood, in his first season as Head Coach at Aledo, went 15-1, leading the Bearcats to their second consecutive championship. In doing so, he became only the 13th coach in Texas high school football history to win a state championship in the first year of his first head coaching position. His all-time coaching record sits at an impressive 15-1 (93.8%)

  • 2014 Lone Star Gridiron Class 5A Coach of the Year Runner-up
  • Coach of the Year Award from the 1st Down Club of Fort Worth

4. Joe Willis (Cedar Park)

Coach Joe Willis has been with Cedar Park for just three seasons.  During that time, his teams have made it to the championship game in 2 of those 3 years.  Coach Willis' teams have gone 37-8 with him at the helm.  It was recently announced that Willis will be leaving the Cedar Park Timberwolves to take over at Colleyville Heritage.

  • 2014 Lone Star Gridiron Class 5A Coach of the Year Runner-up

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