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THSCA Announces NFF National High School Academic Excellence Award State Champions and Overall Champion of Texas  

National award honors high school teams that maintain a 3.0 GPA or above throughout the regular football season

SAN MARCOS, Texas (February 2, 2022) – The Texas High School Coaches Association announces the official list of State Champions and overall State Champion of Texas for the 2021-22 National Football Foundation National High School Academic Excellence Award. Each classification, including private schools, are being recognized and celebrated by THSCA and the National Football Foundation.

84 state finalists were reviewed and one finalist per classification was selected and submitted to the NFF to be recognized and then considered as a National Champion of the award. The award is the first nationwide recognition honoring individual high school football teams for excellence in the classroom with a 3.0 or above grade point average. Thirty total state high school associations are currently participating across the country.

Below is the official list of State Champions:
6A:          Cypress Woods High School *
5A:          Lubbock Cooper High School
4A:          Canyon High School
3A:          Idalou HS
2A:          Smyer HS
1A:          Chester HS
Private: Trinity Christian Academy
Texas State Champion *

From the 7 schools selected, Cypress Woods High School is considered the Texas State Champion. The awards for State Finalists, State Champions, and our Texas State Champion will be given by the end of the school year. In conjunction with Super Bowl week, the National Football Foundation will announce the National Champion of the NFF National High School Academic Excellence Award.

About the Texas High School Coaches Association
The Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) is the principal advocate and leadership organization for Texas high school coaches. The THSCA provides the highest quality representation, education, and services to Texas High School coaches and affiliate members by enhancing the professionalism of coaches and the schools they represent. The mission statement  is simply this: To help and serve Texas high school coaches as they work to help and serve student – athletes. “HELPING COACHES TO HELP KIDS.” For more information on THSCA visit

About Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation
The mission of the Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation is to develop funds from a broad                       range of donors to provide professional education programs that will strengthen, reinforce, and enhance professionalism in high school coaches throughout the state of Texas. These programs provide instructional material as well as training in character development to coaches in   Texas at both the high school and middle school level and can directly impact the lives of over 1.5 million student athletes each year. The two established events are the Texas Coaches Leadership Summit and the R.O.C.K. Mentoring Workshop.

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