David Crockett is getting statewide recoginition under new head football coach Jeremy Bosken.
Bosken was named the Tennessee Titans’ first high school coach of the week this season on Thursday. He received 55 percent of the more than 13,000 votes cast by fans in an online poll.
Bosken has rallied the community around the Pioneer program in his first year as head coach. The Pioneers improved to 2-0 after defeating Unicoi County last week, marking one the best starts in the program’s 43-year history.
“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 will be the team’s guest at the Titans season finale against the Houston Texans on Dec. 29 when the team honors all of this year’s coaches of the week. The Titans’ coach of the year award, selected by the team from among the weekly award winners, will also be announced at the game. Titans owner Bud Adams will make an additional $2,000 grant to the Titans coach of the year winner on that date.
Other coaches that were nominated for this week were Ernie Jackson of Haywood in Brownsville, George Quarles of Maryville and James Counce of Henry County. Jackson was second in the voting with 30 percent of the votes. Nominees are submitted by sport writers and broadcasters across the state for beating a longtime rival, snapping a losing streak, defeating a defending champion, an amazing come-from-behind victory, and/or 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.