Remembering the TXHSFB Legend: Coach Hensley ‘Buzzy’ Kieth

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This past Sunday Texas high school football experienced a great loss with the passing of Hensley ‘Buzzy’ Kieth. He undoubtedly touched the lives of countless young football players over his incredible 26 year coaching career.

Coach Buzzy Kieth got his first coaching job in 1969 at El Campo high school as he experienced a rough start with a record of 2-7-1. Anyone who knows Buzzy knows that 2-7-1 just didn’t sit right with him. He turned that program around in 1970 with a 8-2 record and in 1971 with a 10-1 record with a district championship.

Over his career he went on to win two additional district championships in 1985 and 1992. After 26 years of coaching Coach Buzzy Kieth retired for a final time in 1994 from Pasadena Dobie high school. He was awarded numerous awards over his 26 year career, some of the highlights would be getting inducted into the Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor in 1986, and winning the Tom Landry Award for excellence in coaching in 1991.

He was so entrenched in the Texas football community he even had the opportunity to serve as president for the Texas high school football coaches association. Today the Texas high school football community celebrates the life of Coach Hensley ‘Buzzy’ Kieth and remembers the profound impact he had on generations of young men. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Kieth family.


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