NASHVILLE — During the 2013 high school football season the Tennessee Titans are asking the fans to select the Titans High School Coach of the Week winner through an online poll.
The first coach chosen by the fans is none other than David Crockett’s Jeremy Bosken.
The school will receive a $1,000 grant for its program from Titans owner Bud Adams.
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.”
Bosken, who is also eligible for the Titans Coach of the Year Award, 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 Coach of the Year. 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 HS in Brownsville, George Quarles of Maryville HS and James Counce of Henry County HS. Coach Bosken received 55 percent of the more than 13,000 votes cast!
Jackson came in second with 30 percent of the votes with Counce and Quarles rounding out the voting.
Nominees are submitted by sport writers and broadcasters across the state with specific criteria in mind, including beating a longtime rival, snapping a losing streak, defeating a defending champion, an amazing come from behind victory and 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 14th season, 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.