KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
September 12, 2020
By Jennifer Miko
Many sports programs in Katy ISD have gained national attention. These teams benefit from coaches who train student athletes, and serve as role models to students. An esteemed group of these leaders have been recognized by the District as the 2019-20 Coaches of the Year, and the Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Recipients of the Katy ISD Coach of the Year Award are nominated by their peers. Coaches can nominate a coach on their campus or other campuses for consideration. A committee within the Athletic Department reviews the nominations and selects the winner for each category.
“Katy ISD has some of the best coaches from across the nation,” said Debbie Decker, Executive Director of the Katy ISD Athletics Department. “Our coaches help athletes and students reach their full potential, both physically and emotionally, which encourages students to become confident individuals in society.”
High School Boys Sport Head Coach of the Year (tie)
Mike Rabe – Football, Mayde Creek High School (now at Jordan High School) (left)
Chad Simmons – Football, Taylor High School (right)
High School Girls Sport Head Coach of the Year
Danielle Wells – Volleyball, Cinco Ranch High School
High School Boys Sport Assistant Coach of the Year
Travis Sharp – Football, Taylor High School
High School Girls Sport Assistant Coach of the Year (tie)
Allysa Batiste – Wrestling, Tompkins High School (left)
Robert Ownby – Basketball, Tompkins High School (right)
Junior High Boys Sport Coach of the Year (tie)
Billy Huff – Boys Basketball & Tennis, Tays Junior High (left)
Cal Varner – Boys Basketball, McDonald Junior High (right)
Junior High Girls Sport Coach of the Year
Kristi Corn – Volleyball, Basketball and Track, Beck Junior High
Charlie Stevens Athletic Trainer of the Year
Dallas Allmon – Tompkins High School
Katy ISD Coaches of the Year will receive a plaque from the athletic department and a voucher to order coach’s gear through Nike/BSN Sports.