Coach DeHaven Named Coach of the Year

The Touchdown Club of Houston Recognizes Cooper Coach
The John Cooper School’s Head Football Coach Named Coach of The Year by The Touchdown Club of Houston
Congratulations to John Cooper’s Head Football Coach, Erik DeHaven, for being recognized by The Touchdown Club of Houston as the 2021 Private School Coach of the Year.

"Winning Coach of the Year is a tremendous honor, but this award has nothing to do with me; it is more
importantly a reflection of our community, staff and players.  It’s amazing to be a part of such of loving and
supportive community.  These young men are champions both on and off the field!  That’s the real award!" said Coach DeHaven.  
DeHaven brings extensive coaching experience to Cooper. He has coached for 20 years at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. Most recently, DeHaven served as the head coach at St. Pius X High School in Houston where he was nominated as Coach of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Houston. At St. Pius, he led the Panthers to a #1 state ranking for private schools. Over his career he has coached 71 players who went on to play collegiate athletics, including five who were named All-Americans. DeHaven previously served as head coach at Lutheran High North High School and coached at Lutheran South, Concordia University, and The South Houston Ducks of the XFL.

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