CHICAGO – An Arkansas high school football coach is in the national spotlight.
Lake Hamilton's Tommy Gilleran has won the 2019 Gatorade Coaching Excellence Award. He splits the honor with Archbishop Mitty's (California) Sue Phillips.
Gilleran and Phillips will be honored, along with the 2019 Gatorade Player of the Year nominees, at the Athlete of the Year Dinner in Los Angeles, California, July 10. The celebration will continue as the winners walk the red carpet at the 2019 ESPYS, alongside some of the world's most iconic figures in sports.
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It has been a phenomenal spring for Matthew Boling.
From shocking the track world with a wind-aided sub-10 second 100-meter dash, to breaking the high school National record by running a 10.13-second 100-meter dash at the UIL State Track and Field meet to winning the USATF U20 National Championship in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash this past weekend.
Now, add another award to the mantle - the Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
The Strake Jesuit graduate, who is signed to Georgia, received the national award at a ceremony on Wednesday at Strake Jesuit High School.
Boling has been a viral sensation all spring and has been a must-watch performer every time he steps on the track and that will continue at Georgia and maybe even in the 2020 Olympic Games.
BREAKING: @StrakeJesuitATH @matthew_boling1 runs a 44.74 second 400-meter in the final leg of the 4x400 to win the race. This was unbelievable!!! The crowd erupted watching him. @espn @SportsCenter @ESPNAssignDesk @InsideTxTrack @StrakeJesuit @uiltexas pic.twitter.com/B3U8yuZY59
— VYPE Houston (@vypehouston) May 12, 2019