Griffith among SETCA Hall honorees this weekend
BEAUMONT – The Southeast Texas Coaches Association recently named its four inductees for their Hall of Fame upcoming SETCA Banquet that will be held Saturday at noon at the Compro Event Center in Beaumont along with its Coaches of the Year in each sport. The coaches will be honored Saturday, Jan. 25 during a presentation at the Compro Event Center in Beaumont at noon that day.
One of the four Hall of Fame members will be long-time Little Cypress-Mauriceville baseball coach Steve Griffith.
Griffith had an amazing run at his alma mater and definitely put Battlin’ Bear Baseball on the map. Griffith led the Bears program to over 600 wins, becoming one of the winningest coaches in the history of Class 4A baseball.
Coach Griffith led the Bears to 21 playoff appearances. He led the program to the State Championship Game in 1996 and guided the Bears to six Region III Finals.
The other three inductees will be Coach Matt Burnett, who flourished as a player and head football coach at Port Neches-Groves High School; trainer Johnie McDonald; and Barbers Hill volleyball coach John Leonard.
The following coaches will be honored at the event:
Football: Mike McEachern, Huffman-Hargrave
Boys Cross Country: Kris Gilmore, Huffman-Hargrave
Girls Cross Country: Stephanie Williams, Orangefield
Boys Basketball: Todd Sutherland, East Chambers
Girls Basketball: Mike Fogo, Hardin-Jefferson
Boys Golf: Bart Williams, LC-M
Girls Golf: Lindsay Miller, Hardin-Jefferson
Boys Tennis: Jorge Lopez, Nederland
Girls Tennis: Kyle Mead, Huffman-Hargrave
Volleyball: Tammy White, Huffman-Hargrave
Boys Powerlifting: Ericka Richard, Bridge City
Girls Powerlifting: John Davis, Orangefield
Boys Soccer: William Freeman, Goose Creek Memorial
Girls Soccer: Jason Hopson, Lumberton
Boys Track: Chris Fontenot, East Chambers
Girls Track: Johnathan Snipes, East Chambers
Baseball: Jacob Hooker, Big Sandy
Softball: Garrett Gates, Huffman-Hargrave
Assistant Coach of the Year: Ed Dyer, WO-S
Referee of the Year: Ricky Prine
Media Person of the Year: Heather Healy
Trainer of the Year: J.B. Ashby, Kelly