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2018 Award Recipients

Male Huddle Coach of the Year – Chad Woodard, Paradise MS
Pictured with FCA's Glenn Vrba (left)

Female Huddle Coach of the Year – Danielle Jasmin, Furlough MS
Pictured with FCA's Staci Kennedy (left)

Neal Jeffrey Leadership Award – Neal Weaver, Forney ISD AD
Pictured with Dr. Justin Terry (Forney ISD Superintendent), who accepted award on behalf of Neal Weaver, is FCA's Danny Noah (left) and Neal Jeffrey (right)

Alicia Landry Coaches Wife of the Year - Judy Melson 
(Wife of Coach Chris Melson at Legacy-Mansfield)
Pictured with FCA's Ken Butler (left) and Emily Poynter (right)


 Tom Landry Excellence of Character Award

This Award was initiated in 1999 to honor Coach Landry’s legacy. It is given to recognize leaders of national renown who exemplify outstanding Christian character. Past honorees include Coach Dan Reeves, Bobby Bowden, Pat Williams, S. Truett Cathy, Roger Staubach, Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Dr. James and Shirley Dobson, Dr. Howard Hendricks, Coach Grant Teaff, Rev. Billy Graham and Coach Jim Myers, Coach Mike Singletary, Jim Daly and Tom Osborne.


2018 Recipient - Dr. Tony Evans 

Presentation of Tom Landry Excellence of Character Award to Dr. Tony Evans - (Pictured left to right are Neal Jeffrey,  FCA Board Chairman - Jim Sundberg, Dr. Tony Evans, FCA Texas VP - Kevin Mark, Bob Breunig, North TX Mulit-Area Director, Rick Bowles)


Landry Award Honors

2018 Winners - Congratulations to T.J. McDaniel, RB for Southlake Carroll HS, on receiving the Landry Award and to Coach Jason Tucker of Haltom High School on being named the Landry Award Coach of the Year!

Above: T.J. McDaniel (left) with Tom Landry, Jr.

Above: Coach Jason Tucker (left) with FCA's Chris Avila

The Landry Award was created by CBS 11 and TXA 21 in partnership with the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Character and Leadership Initiative highlighting the “One Way 2 Play – Drug Free” program. Click there for more information on the event and a full list of nominees.

LANDRY AWARD - Previous Winners:

2017 - John Stephen Jones (Highland Park HS)
2016 - Kennedy Brooks (Mansfield HS)
2015 - Jett Duffey (Mansfield Lake Ridge)
2014 - Kyler Murray (Allen)
2013 - Myles Garrett (Arlington Martin)

2012 - Jake Oliver (Jesuit)
2010 & 2011 - Johnathan Gray (Aledo)

LANDRY COACH OF THE YEAR - Previous Winners:

2017: Mike Dewitt, Coppell
2016: Brian Brazil, Hebron
2015: Randy Jackson, Grapevine
2014: Randy Allen, Highland Park
2013: Joe McBride, Coppell

The Landry Award, named in memory of former Dallas Cowboys head coach Tom Landry, recognizes the top high school football player (any position, any division, any school) in North Texas. The award recipient is chosen by a voting panel of former coaches and players, members of the media and local leaders and is presented to the top player's school each December.

The Landry Award Coach of the Year will exemplify the Christian values that defined Tom Landry on and off the field and will be someone who encourages leadership, selflessness, maturity, respect and kindness. The award recipient is selected by the DFW FCA leadership and The Landry Award Committee. 

PAST AWARD WINNERS  (Presented at Sharing The Victory - Coaches Appreciation Dinner)


Tom Landry Excellence of Character Award – Ernie Johnson, Jr.

Alicia Landry Coach's Wife Impact Award – Josie Camacho
Neal Jeffrey Award – Dave Crittenden
Female Huddle Coach – Linda Gibson
Male Huddle Coach – Regis Andrez

Tom Landry Excellence of Character Award – No recipient
Alicia Landry Coach's Wife Impact Award - Carolyn Allen
Neal Jeffrey Award - Mark Biebighauser
Female Huddle Coach – Sue Husbands
Male Huddle Coach – Duran Collins

Tom Landry Excellence of Character Award – Tom Osborne
Neal Jeffrey Award - Becky Hennesy
Female Huddle Coach – Traci Randermann
Male Huddle Coach – Marcus Eckert

Tom Landry Excellence of Character Award – Jim Daly
Neal Jeffrey Award - Gerald Brence
Female Huddle Coach – Patricia Toothaker
Male Huddle Coach – Keri Timmerman

Tom Landry Excellence of Character Award – Mike Singletary
Neal Jeffrey Award - Kip Bledsoe
Female Huddle Coach – Nikki Gilley
Male Huddle Coach – Carlos Lynn

2012 Tom Landry Excellence of Character Award – Dan Reeves
Neal Jeffrey Award - Mark Powell
Female Huddle Coach – Jennifer Clements
Male Huddle Coach – Chad Lawson

Tom Landry Excellence of Character Award – No recipient
Neal Jeffrey Award - Coach Randy Mayes
Female Huddle Coach – Sugar Estes
Male Huddle Coach – Jaroy Carpenter

Tom Landry Excellence of Character Award – Bobby Bowden
Neal Jeffrey Award - John Clark
Female Huddle Coach – Anna Coulter
Male Huddle Coach – Justin Merchant

Tom Landry Excellence of Character Award – Pat Williams
Female Huddle Coach – Julia Butler
Male Huddle Coach – Greg Reed

Male and Female Huddle Coach of the Year Awards - Presented to an outstanding leader/coach that has set the “bar high” and has taken personal ownership of leading and teaching students how to develop and lead an FCA huddle. One that has invested his/her time mentoring student athletes and encouraging them and others in their faith.

Neal Jeffrey Leadership Award - Neal Jeffrey is a pastor, author, speaker and former Baylor and NFL Quarterback. His dad, James, was a former President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Neal grew up seeing first-hand the impact of this ministry in his own life. As such, Neal has been a dedicated volunteer with FCA, and he and his wife, Sheila, have served in church ministry for many years. Like Neal Jeffrey, recipients of this award are men or women volunteers whose life and work exemplifies a similar commitment to being "servant leaders."

Alicia Landry Coach’s Wife Impact Award - For 51 years, Alicia Landry served alongside her husband, the legendary Coach Tom Landry. Today, she continues the legacy they began years ago with her involvement in and support of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is also the founder of the Lisa Landry Childress Foundation and has served on the Advisory Boards of Frost Bank as well as Baylor Hospital. In her family and in her community, Mrs. Landry is a class act and an inspiration to all. So we are excited to present this award in her honor to a deserving coach’s wife who epitomizes her qualities of grace, loyalty and Godly character.