The THSCA has chosen to honor several legendary coaches from the Texas High School Football ranks – Eddy Peach (Arlington Lamar), Don Clayton (Katy Cinco Ranch), Roberto Vela (Edcouch-Elsa, Edinburg) and James Cameron (Rockwall, Kilgore, Sulphur Springs).
Eddy Peach was the head coach of the Lamar Vikings for 39 years, and posted a 310-123-6 record during his time there.
James Cameron took McKinney to the state semifinals and took Rockwall as far as the state semifinals, and he posted a 48-14-1 record with Rockwall.
Robert Vela died in 2007. His overall record was 137-73, and he scored 14 playoff berths during his time coaching. Robert Vela High School in Edinburg is named after him.
Don Clayton is the head coach and athletic director of Katy Cinco Ranch. He’s been at the position since 1999, and has taken the Cougars as far as the semifinals.
The inductees will be honored on the last day of the THSCA Coaching School and Convention, which will be held on July 23rd-26th.
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