Late this summer, UMS Wright Coach Terry Curtis received the National Coach of the Year Award for high school football from the National High School Athletic Coaches Association.
The award was presented in Lincoln, Nebraska. Coach Curtis and ALFCA President Jack Wood attended the awards presentation.
“Anytime you are recognized by your peers, it’s very humbling,” he said. “I’m a very small piece of this thing. A lot of people got me to where I am today. I’m very fortunate to have had a dad like I did and the support of places like Shaw, Murphy and, of course, UMS-Wright. I know a lot of awards like this are about wins and losses, but I hope my legacy is more about helping people along the way.”
ALFCA President Jack Wood said that to receive a national award like the NHSACA Coach of the Year is a great validation to the career of Coach Curtis.
"He has had a long and great tenure in the state of Alabama and has worked tirelessly for the betterment of high school football in our state," Coach Wood said. "Terry has served for years as our ALFCA president as well as on the Central Board of the AHSAA. He has represented high school football for the state of Alabama in countless ways. His dedication to UMS Wright, high school football and the young football players of our state is unsurpassed."
Here are some photos from the event. Congratulations to Coach Curtis.