Three Katy ISD Coaches Awarded

Three Katy ISD Coaches Awarded "Coach of the Year"Honor for a Successful Season

July 25 2023

Not one, not two but three exceptional Katy ISD coaches have been named the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) “Coach of the Year.”  Seven Lakes High School (SLHS) Boys Soccer Coach Jimmy Krueger was named “Regional and State Coach of the Year” while SLHS Golf Coach Sean Ewing and Tompkins High School (OTHS) Tennis Coach Renee Richardson were named “Regional Coach of the Year” for their outstanding dedication to student-athletes and their success in the world of sports. 

“In a district full of excellent coaches, these three individuals have gone above and beyond to represent the A+ found in the Katy ISD name,” said Lance Carter, Executive Director of Athletics in Katy ISD.  “Aside from refining their sports programs and bringing their A-game to every practice and tournament, they have also made it a commitment to build their players up by instilling confidence on and off the field,” added Carter. 

From Left to Right: Jimmy Krueger, Sean Ewing, and Renee Richardson

Coach Krueger has demonstrated a passion for perseverance which brought the Spartan boys soccer team to new heights.  The team won their fourth straight district title, advancing them to their second straight regional competition which ultimately won them their first-ever state championship.  The Seven Lakes Boys Soccer Team ended this year with a 28-1-1 record and was ranked as the number one high school team in the entire nation by the United Soccer Coaches Association.  Coach Krueger was awarded his THSCA State Championship Ring at the Hall of Honor Banquet.  

Also from SLHS, Coach Ewing was honored for leading the Spartans golf team to win the school's eighth straight District 19-6A championship title.  The team’s tireless efforts landed them a spot at the regional level (2016-2019, 2021-2023) as well as at the state tournament (2016-2019, 2021, 2023).  Coach Ewing’s ability to inspire the team athletes helped Maelynn Kim earn a gold medal individually, while the golf team finished eighth place overall in Class 6A.  

Under the guidance and commitment of Coach Richardson, the Tompkins tennis team became stronger than ever.  With a “can-do attitude” approach, tennis players reached impressive levels which included having the most semifinalists in the region this year.  Among the players, Ananya Sriniketh went on to win the district championship for spring tennis and played for the state championship in the 6A singles.  Additionally, she was the state runner-up and won the Sportsmanship Awardat the state tournament.  Only one athlete is awarded the well-respected recognition each year. 

Source: Katy ISD

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