AISD Sportmanship Awards
Coach David McWilliams
Introduction by Lions Lillie Gilligan and Greg Harkrider
Come join us for a celebration and recognition of youth athletics at our annual Sportsmanship Award presentation. The stars of the day will be the youth athletes who will be recognized with a scholarship award for their excellence.
After the awards presentation we are delighted to receive UT Coach David McWilliams.
Speaker's Bio: A native of Cleburne, Texas, McWilliams, is the Executive Director of the T- Association, the department in Intercollegiate Athletics that works with all men and women athletes who have lettered at The University of Texas in a NCAA sport.
He has spent more than half his life in direct association with The University of Texas. For more than 40 years, McWilliams has been an integral part of Texas football and Longhorn Athletics. A tri-captain and center on the 1963 National Championship Longhorns, McWilliams was part of an era of Texas football that is almost unmatched in its success. In his three years, from 1961 through 1963, the Longhorns carved a glittering 30-2-1 record. Following his graduation as an honor student in math, McWilliams entered the coaching profession, and in the mid-1960s he became one of the youngest head coaches in Texas high school football when he became head coach at Abilene High. In 1970, McWilliams returned to Texas to join the staff of Darrell Royal, and he served as an assistant to Royal and later Fred Akers until the 1986 season, when he took the head coaching job at Texas Tech, where he lead the Raiders to a 7-4 record and a bowl appearance. In 1987, McWilliams fulfilled a lifelong dream when he returned to Texas as the head coach, and he served five years in that position before resigning following the 1991 season. Highlights of his career included a No. 3 national ranking and a Southwest Conference championship at the end of the 1990 regular season, and a 1987 Bluebonnet Bowl win over Pittsburgh. His five-year Texas record was 31-26-0, with a 23-15 mark against Southwest Conference competition. In 1998, he was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame.
McWilliams, who was an instrumental part of the Texas defensive schemes for almost 20 years, commands respect among the nation's football coaches, and retains the love and admiration of his former players and Texas fans as one of the true gentlemen ever to be involved in the game. McWilliams and his wife, Cindy, have four children -sons Dennis, Corby and Hunter, a daughter, Summer, two grandsons and one grandaughter.
Featured Lunch Menu: Ribeye steak with fresh carrots and baked potatoes, mixed field green salad with assorted rolls and a featured daily dessert. Vegetarian meal or Grilled Chicken Caesar salad are available alternatives as well.
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