KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
December 30, 2019
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy ISD's Tompkins High School Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach Todd McVey was named the 2019 Texans Football Coach of the Year. The honor comes with a $5,000 check for the football program and bragging rights for a coach that has built a competitive football program in just three seasons.
Coach Todd McVey is named Houston Texans 2019 Coach of the Year. Photo Courtesy Katy ISD.
Tompkins High School, the second youngest high school in the ever-growing Katy ISD, opened its doors in 2013. Since its opening the school has been building its football team. Coach Todd McVey has been with the Fighting Falcons for three seasons.
2019 Coach of the Year
McVey was named the Houston Texans High School Coach of the Year for the 2019-2020 football season. This week, with a little help from the Texans Cheerleaders, McVey was presented with a $5,000 check for Tompkins High School. The recipient is selected each year by the Houston Texans Foundation.
Previously Named Coach of the Week
McVey was recently awarded the Houston Texans Coach of the Week award and received $2500 for the Tompkins football program. This new honor of Coach of the Year further demonstrates all the good that McVey is doing to build a successful and highly-competitive football program.
A Coach with a Strong Foundation
Prior to becoming the head coach at Tompkins, McVey was the head coach at McKinney High School and Killeen Harker Heights High School. Overall, he has had 22 years of coaching football. McVey graduated from Sul Ross State University.
Tompkins has had a football team since 2014 but the varsity team that year only had sophomores and juniors. The team won their first game in 2014.
Each season since McVey's leadership, the Falcons have made it to the third round of playoffs.
McVey had great talent to work with this season. Falcons quarterback Jalen Milroe racked up almost 2000 yards during the regular season, connecting for 23 touchdowns. The team finished their regular season with an impressive 9-1 record, losing a close game to district rival Katy Tigers.
"Our team is motivated by wanting to continue to improve individually, improve their craft, and continue to build our program to contend in 19-6A and also in the state," says McVey.
Tompkins advanced in the 6A Division 1 playoffs this year, and made it to the Regionals round, but lost to Atascocita 42-24.
Football Team Supports Community
Off the field, McVey promotes his mission to get the Tompkins athletes serving in the community.
"We talk about how blessed we are at Tompkins and how we want to humbly help others and serve the community, says McVey. "It is important to "pay it forward" so we pave the way for the next generation of athletes to do the same."