NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans are continuing their season-long series of fan polls to select the Titans High School Coach of the Week, and coach Bart Stowe of Dyersburg High School, has been chosen to receive the Week 8 honor.
The school will receive a $1,000 grant for its program from the Tennessee Titans Foundation to be exclusively for Stowe’s football program.
Coach Stowe’s Dyersburg Trojans defeated the Milan Bulldogs 41-3. The win gave the Trojans their first District 13-AA championship since 2005. The win also assured Dyersburg a home playoff game.
Coach Stowe is a fine person, a great football coach and we are pleased to have him and his family in our community,” said Jon Frye, Dyersburg High School Principal. “Coach and his staff work hard with our kids to become good ball players and even better citizens and we are happy he is gaining public recognition for his efforts.”
Coach Stowe 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 2013 Titans High School Coach of the Year! Stowe is also eligible for the Tennessee Titans Coach of the Year award. An additional $2,000 grant from the Titans Foundation will be awarded to the Titans 2013 Coach of the Year.
In addition to Stowe, this week’s nominees were Jared Huskins of Unicoi High School, John Overton High School’s Terry Anderson and Steve Hoofkin of Liberty Tech Magnet High School. This week’s nominees remain eligible to win the honor during the remainder of this season.
Nominees are submitted by sports writers and broadcasters across the state with specific criteria in mind. The specific criteria include: beating a longtime rival, snapping a losing streak, defeating a defending champion, recording an amazing come-from-behind victory, and/or involvement in the local community.
Also considered is a coach’s commitment to his players’ safety through teaching the fundamentals of the game, proper tackling techniques, concussion management practices and adherence to heat and hydration guidelines.Now in its 15th season, more than $169,000 has been awarded from the Titans Foundation to football programs across the state of Tennessee in honor of the Coach of the Week and Year winners.