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29 SFA alumni lead teams into HS football playoffs this weekend

29 SFA alumni lead teams into HS football playoffs this weekend
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 9:28pm

Twenty-nine Stephen F. Austin State University alumni will lead their teams into the Texas High School Football Playoffs this weekend. In addition to being in the hunt for a State Championship, they are also in the hunt for the Ted Jefferies Football Award, which is awarded to the coach or coaches with a degree from SFA that take their team(s) the furthest in the playoffs.

Head coaches leading their teams into playoff action starting this weekend include:

Seven Armstrong ’92, Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs

Bryan Barbay ’91, Coldspring-Oakhurst Trojans

Darrell Barbay ’93, Jasper Bulldogs

Barry Bowman ’89, Paris Wildcats

Steven Cerny ‘87 & '88, Shiner Comanche

James Conway ‘70 & '73, Timpson Bears

Wayne Gandy ‘74 & '77, Joaquin Rams

Kevin Goodwin ’97, Center Roughriders

Mart Graham ’81, Mt. Pleasant Tigers

Don Hubbard ‘88 & '02, San Augustine Wolves

Dale Irwin ’91, Arp Tigers

Greg Jenkins’ 94, Cayuga Wildcats

Sam Jones ’77, Killeen Kangaroos

Marty Murr ’94, Anahuac Panthers

Greg Owens ’91, Sulphur Springs Wildcats

Clyde Parham ’88, Sterling City Eagles

David Plunk ’91, Hallsville Bobcats

Jimmy Skinner ’72, Birdville Hawks (North Richland Hills)

Drew Svoboda ’99, Klein Collins Tigers

Chris Taber ’01, Jacksonville Indians

Jimmy Thompson ‘76 & '99, Ganado Indians

Jeff Traylor ‘90 & '02, Gilmer Buckeyes

Robert H. Walker ’81, East Central Hornets (S.A.)

Terry Ward ‘96 & '08, Tenaha Tigers

Darrell Warden ’87, Clear Creek Wildcats

Eric Wells ’91, Dawson Eagles (Pearland)

Lydell Wilson ’92, Katy - Seven Lakes Spartans

Mike Wood ’04, Kilgore Bulldogs

Clint Zander ’97, Bosqueville Bulldogs (Waco)

The success that our graduates have after they leave SFA is a point of pride for the Alumni Association.

their respective sports,” said Jeff Davis, executive director of the SFA Alumni Association. “Thanks to the support of many SFA alumni and friends that have an affinity for the coaching profession, we will host our 35th Annual Coaches Award Program this summer that will honor the coaches who took their teams the furthest in the playoffs.

Bob Sitton ’60, SFA Alumni Director Emeritus, started the SFA Alumni Coaches Awards Program in 1978. Through the financial support of SFA alumni and friends, the SFA Alumni Coaches Awards Program remains as strong as ever and is quite unique as we are unaware of similar recognition programs.

Awards presented annually at the SFA Alumni Coaches Awards Program include:

Ted Jefferies Football Award

Alumni Association Volleyball Award

John O. Stephens Basketball Award

Joe Richardson Track Award

Alumni Association Softball Award

Alumni Association Soccer Award

Joe Gallagher Baseball Award

The list of head coaches was compiled from the 2012-13 edition of the Clell Wade Coaches Directory and cross-referenced with SFA Alumni records.

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