NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This 2013 high school football season the Tennessee Titans are asking the fans to select the Titans High School Coach of the Week winners through online polls.
The first winner in this new selection process is Jeremy Bosken of David Crockett High School in Jonesborough. The school will receive a $1,000 grant for its program from Titans Owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr.
Coach Bosken’s Pioneers defeated Unicoi County 48-26. The win places David Crockett 2-0 on the season, marking one of the best starts from a program that has had very few winning seasons in the 43-year history of the school. This is also Bosken’s first year as the Pioneers’ head coach and he is rallying the community around the program.
“Coach Bosken has brought a new fire to our football program,” said Peggy Wright, David Crockett Assistant Principal. “He is also teacher here and a Marine, so Coach has a really strong work ethic and I think that has rubbed off on his players. Whenever Coach Bosken is interviewed, his responses are always about the kids and never about him.”
Coach Bosken will be the team’s guest at the Titans’ season finale versus the Houston Texans on Dec. 29 when the team honors all 2013 Coach of the Week winners and announces the winner of the 2013 Coach of the Year! Coach Bosken is also eligible for the Tennessee Titans Coach of the Year award. Mr. Adams will make an additional $2,000 grant to the Titans Coach of the Year winner on that date.
In addition to Bosken, this week’s nominees were Ernie Jackson of Haywood High School in Brownsville, George Quarles of Maryville High School and James Counce of Henry County High School. Coach Bosken received 55 percent of the votes. Each of these three finalists is eligible to win the honor during the remainder of this season.
Nominees are submitted by sport writers and broadcasters across the state with specific criteria in mind. The specific criteria included, beating a longtime rival, snapping a losing streak, defeating a defending champion, an amazing come from behind victory, and/or involvement in the local community.
Also considered is a coach’s consideration of his players’ safety, by teaching the fundamentals of the game, proper tackling techniques, concussion management practices and adherence to heat and hydration guidelines.
Now in its 15th season, Mr. Adams has awarded more than $162,000 from the Titans Foundation to football programs across the state in honor of the Coach of the Week and Year winners.