Assistant Coach of the Year

VOTE every Monday through Friday for the Assistant Coach of the Week

Dairy Max and Dave Campbell's Texas Football are proud to team up this year to honor excellence in coaching, and the hard work that assistant coaches put in on behalf of their teams. Each week, the Texas Football staff will nominate four deserving assistant coaches across the state, and let fans decide the winner via Twitter poll.

It all leads up to the Dairy Max Built by Nature Assistant Coach of the Year, decided at the season's end.

2018 Season

Congratulations to San Antonio Wagner offensive coordinator Jason Starin for being selected by the fans as the Built By Nature Assistant Coach of the Year! The Thunderbirds were one of the state's most improved and most potent offensive attacks, scoring a staggering 56.7 points per game in 2018, up from 23 points per game in 2017. The remarkable turnaround helped propel Wagner all the way to the 5A DI state semifinals after being crowned Region IV champions. The honor was well deserved, especially against the likes of Mason defensive coordinator Michael McLeod, Duncanville defensive coordinator John Towels and Pleasant Grove offensive coordinator Justin Gibson.

2017 BUILT By Nature Assistant Coaches of the Week

Week 14: W.F. Rider DC Ross Dillard
Week 13: Edinburg Vela OC Sean Van De Merghel

Week 12: Goliad DC Kevin Salazar
Week 11: Hamilton OC Sonny Delagarza
Week 10: Sudan DC Erik Edwards
Week 9: Roma DC Gerardo Canales
Week 8: Clear Springs DC Anthony Renfro
Week 7: Collinsville DC Jason Burnett
Week 6: Cy Woods OC Curtis Neill
Week 5: Laredo Alexander DC Bo Gonzalez
Week 4: Midland Lee OC Frank Maldonado
Week 3: Mason DC Michael McLeod
Week 2: CC Moody DC Richard Diaz
Week 1: Fort Worth Paschal DC Alton Widemon

2017 Season

Coach Legg (left) accepts his honor as
the top assistant in the state for 2017.

Congratulations to Cy-Fair defensive coordinator Robbie Legg, the 2017 Built By Nature Assisitant Coach of the Year. Coach Legg's Bobcats suffocated opponents en route to the 6A DII state championship, surrendering a paltry 12 points per game. It culminated in a 51-35 thumping of Waco Midway at AT&T Stadium. The Bobcats, which entered the night with the No. 6 ranked defense in 6A, put on a defensive clinic one final time against one of the better offensive units in the state. Legg's unit held Midway to just seven points through three quarters before the Panthers narrowed the margin with the game already well in hand. Midway finished with just six yards rushing in the loss, and the Bobcat defense forced 4 turnovers that led to 24 points. It was a fitting end to an outstanding season, and just another reason Legg was an obvious choice for the annual award. Legg follows 2016 winner Michael Wall who – as offensive coordinator – guided the Lake Travis Cavaliers' explosive offense to the 6A DI state championship. 

About the award:

Beginning in 2014, Dairy Max and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football partnered to create the BUILT By Nature Assistant Coach of the Year award – honoring the hardest working, most dedicated and successful assistant coaches at high schools across Texas. Every season, we place a form at the bottom of this page to nominate a deserving coach each week. Come back when the season kicks off to nominate your favorite coach!

2017 BUILT By Nature Assistant Coaches of the Week

Week 1: Corsicana defensive coordinator Joey Rivera
Week 2: El Paso El Dorado offensive coordinator Polo Gonzalez
Week 3: Canadian defensive coordinator Andy Cavalier
Week 4: Conroe Oak Ridge defensive coordinator Mack Malone
Week 5: Odessa Permian offensive coordinator Thad Fortune
Week 6: Cy Ridge defensive coordinator Brad Beerwinkel
Week 7: Frisco Centennial offensive coordinator Jeff Jackson
Week 8: Dumas defensive coordinator Aaron Dunnam
Week 9: San Angelo Central defensive coordinator Mark Chester
Week 10: Laredo Nixon defensive coordinator J.J. Solis
Week 11: El Paso Eastlake offensive coordinator Ruben Rodriguez
Week 12: Mansfield Summit defensive coordinator Harry Zambrana
Week 13: Argyle offensive coordinator Shay Nanny
Week 14: Graham offensive coordinator Casey Dacus