Gary Joseph, who has led Katy to four state championships in a dozen years as the school’s head coach, is the 2015 National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) National Football Coach of the Year presented by High School Football America.
This past season, Katy steamrolled to a perfect 16-0 mark to win the Texas’ Class 6A Division II title, outscoring its opponents 778-62 with ten shutouts. The Tigers finished #3 in the High School Football America National Top 25 and were named “mythical” national champs by MaxPreps.com, NationalHSFootball.com and PrepNation.com.
Joseph owns a lifetime mark of 168-14 with eight overall appearances in state championship games. Joseph has led Katy to 11 district titles and the Tigers haven’t lost a district game since 2008.
Joseph will be honored in the National High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum that the NHSCA will be building in the near future. He is the third Texas coach to win the prestigious honor. Tom Westerberg of Allen won the award in 2013 and Randy Allen of Highland Park was the winner in 2005.
Past NHSCA National Football Coaches of the Year
High School Football America began presenting the award with the NHSCA in 2013
2015 – Roland Smith, Miami Central HS, Florida
2014 – Tom Westerberg, Allen HS, Texas
2013 – J.T. Curtis, John Curtis School, Louisiana
2012 – Chuck Lenahan – Plymouth HS, New Hampshire
2011 – George Smith – St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Florida
2010 – Jeremy Williams – Greenville HS, Georgia
2009 – John McKissick – Summerville HS , South Carolina
2008 – James Drewry – Booneville HS, Mississippi
2007 – Gary Rankin – Alcoa HS, Tennessee
2006 – Randy Allen – Highland Park HS, Texas
2005 – Charles “Corky” Rogers – The Bolles School, Florida
2004 – Bob Ladouceur – De La Salle HS, California
2003 – Chris Jones – Heritage HS, Virginia
2002 – Alan Trimble – Jenks HS , Oklahoma
2001 – Bob Ladouceur – De La Salle HS, California
2000 – Mike Pettine, Sr. – Central Bucks West, Pennsylvania
Since 2000, the NHSCA has selected national coaches of the year in a total of 20 boys’ and girls’ sports.
Joseph will be inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in May.