Allen’s Westerberg aims for third straight title

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by Jeff Fisher

Allen High School football logoAs Allen prepares for its third straight championship in Texas’ largest classification, lots of attention is being paid to the job that head coach Tom Westerberg has done with the Eagles.

Today, Corbett Smith, sports reporter at The Dallas Morning News, wrote a great piece on Westerberg, who brings his team into the game against Cypress Ranch on a 42-game win streak.  Smith’s story looks at Westerberg’s humble beginnings as a player at Salado High School where, according to the story, the varsity featured 19 players.  Allen is the second largest school in the state with over 1,200 student-athletes in the program from 7th through 12th grades.

In 11 years as the Eagles head coach, Westerberg has led the school to a 133-14 record with three state titles, including back-to-back Class 5A Division I titles.

Last year Westerberg was named the National High School Coaches Association‘s National Football Coach of the Year after leading the Eagles to the 2013 High School Football America “mythical” national championship.  Allen shared our 2012 national title with John Curtis of Louisiana.

On January 9th, we spoke with Westerberg on our radio show about the Eagles recent success and the road ahead in 2014.  You can listen to that interview below.


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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.