WO-S’ Thompson gets Lonestar Gridiron 4A Coach of the Year

Published 1:38 pm Monday, May 22, 2017

West Orange-Stark coach Cornel Thompson has been selected as Lone Star Gridiron’s Class 4A Coach of the Year.

Thompson led WO-S to the Class 4A Championship in 2016. This was the Mustang’s second consecutive championship win and third consecutive championship game appearance. The Mustangs finished the year with a 16-0 overall record. They had an impressive win over our pre-season favorite Kennedale in the regular season and had maybe their best game of the year when they beat powerhouse Geronimo Navarro in the Semifinals.

Coach Thompson has gone 78-11 since taking over the Mustangs in 2011.  Thompson’s tenure with West Orange-Stark began in 1977 as an assistant and he has been with the team all but three seasons – one of which was as Head Coach at Palestine. He has an all-time coaching record of 80-19.  He finally wins this Coach of the Year award after being the runner up for the previous two seasons as well!

Coach Thompson was a runner-up for the LSG Class 4A Coach of the Year award in 2015

Coach Thompson was a runner-up for the LSG Class 4A Coach of the Year award in 2014

Each year, the winners are selected by a compilation of votes submitted from coaches, Brotherhood members, fans and LSG staff. Each group’s votes are compiled and then added into to the final weighted tally. In winning the award, Coach Thompson beat out some serious competition.

The 1st and 2nd runners-up for the 2016 award were:

  • Scott Surratt– Carthage (won the Fans poll)
  • Shane Mobley – Sweetwater