Cody White of Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tenn.) has been named the 2017 Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Cody White of Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tenn.) has been named the 2017 Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Year after leading his football team to a perfect 12-0 season and winning the Division II Class AAA state championship.
Coach White outscored his opponents 442-120 overall and 99-27 in the postseason, including a 28-14 win over Montgomery Bell Academy in the Division II Class AAA BlueCross Bowl. The 2017 title marks Coach White’s third consecutive state championship (2015, 2016 and 2017).
His football team currently ranks No. 6 in the nation, according to the most recent USA Today Super 25 national high school poll.
This is Coach White’s first Coach of the Year honor.
“Coach White’s body of work is incredible,” said Josh Corey, Tennessee Titans Football Outreach Coordinator. “Brentwood Academy plays in one of the toughest classifications in the state. Their ability to win consistently, and the manner in which they do so, is very impressive. We got a first look at the team in our annual 7-on-7 Tournament. They took home the trophy then and they took it home again in the state championship game. We’re proud to recognize such an outstanding team and coach.”
As the 2017 Tennessee Titans Coach of the Year, White will receive a grant in the amount of $2,000 to benefit his football program, as well as an all-expense paid trip to the 2018 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fl.
Coach White’s selection also qualifies him for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award, honoring high school football coaches that display the integrity, achievement and leadership exemplified by the coach with the most wins in NFL history, Don Shula. The Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award winner – announced in January – receives $10,000 and his high school football program is awarded $15,000.
The Titans’ High School Coach of the Year award is an extension of the High School Game of the Week and Coach of the Week programs. Each Coach of the Week (10 total) received a grant from the Tennessee Titans in the amount of $1,000 to benefit his school’s football program. All 11 award winners – 10 Coach of the Week winners and the Coach of the Year – will be recognized during the Titans vs. Jaguars game on Sunday, Dec 31.
Through the Coach of the Week program, the Titans have donated more than $200,000 in grant funding to high school football programs across the state.
For more information on the High School Game of the Week and Coach of the Week program, visit http://www.titansonline.com/gameoftheweek.
Previous Coach of the Year Award Winners
1999 — Jim Wilson, Glencliff High School
2000 — Tom Weathers, Red Bank High School
2001 — Ralph Potter, McCallie High School
2002 — Robert Lassiter, Gallatin High School
2003 — Jeff Morris, Milan High School
2004 — Buck Coatney, Knoxville Fulton High School
2005 — George Quarles, Maryville High School
2006 — Philip Shadowens, Smyrna High
2007 — Ralph Thompson, Maplewood High School
2008 — Scott Blade, Hillsboro High School
2009 — Anthony Crabtree, Beech High School
2010 — Gary Rankin, Alcoa High School
2011 — James Counce, Henry County High
2012 — Rodney Saulsberry, Whitehaven High School
2013 — Darren Bowling, Union City High School
2014 — Ingle Martin, Christ Presbyterian Academy
2015 — Scott Blade, Independence High School
2016 — Rodney Saulsberry, Whitehaven High School
2017 — Cody White, Brentwood Academy
2017 Game of the Week/Coach of the Week Award Winners:
|August 25: Maryville at Oakland / Kevin Creasy, Oakland|
|September 1: Bradley Central at Ooltewah / Damon Floyd, Bradley Central|
|September 8: South Pittsburg at Marion County / Vic Grider, South Pittsburg|
|September 15: Ravenwood at Brentwood / Matt Daniels, Ravenwood|
|September 22: Spring Hill at Columbia Central Jason Hoath, Columbia Central|
|September 29: Cookeville at Riverdale / Will Kriesky, Riverdale|
|October 6: Mt. Juliet at McGavock / Trey Perry, Mt. Juliet|
|October 13: Greeneville at Elizabethton / Caine Ballard, Greeneville|
|October 20: Columbia Academy at Lewis County / Charlie Lansdell, Columbia Academy|
|October 27: Cheatham County at Fairview / Chris Hughes, Fairview|