Centennial Football Coach Honored by Dallas Cowboys, Whataburger

Oct 26, 2015

Centennial High School Head Football Coach Ronny Mullins was honored October 22 during the school’s Homecoming Pep Rally for a victory earlier in the season over Lake Dallas.

Representatives from the Dallas Cowboys and Whataburger were on hand to recognize Mullins as the Week 2 Coach of the Week and present him with a $2,000 grant from the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation and Whataburger.

The program recognizes local high school football coaches who are making a positive impact on their teams, school and community through hard work and dedication to young athletes.

Each week during the 10-week high school football season – and two weeks into the high school football playoffs – two local coaches will be nominated as finalists for the award based off of their school’s most recent match ups. Students, faculty, parents and football fans everywhere can then help Whataburger and the Dallas Cowboys select that week’s Coach of the Week winner through online voting hosted on DallasCowboys.com. The coach accumulating the most votes at the conclusion of the weekly voting period is named the winner.

"We’re excited to be a part of this year’s Coach of the Week program with the Dallas Cowboys,” said Whataburger President and CEO Preston Atkinson. “This is a great opportunity for Whataburger to help recognize high school coaches who go above and beyond to mentor our young athletes and play such vital roles within our communities and schools.”

At the conclusion of the program, each of the 12 Coach of the Week award-recipients and a guest will be invited to attend the Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins game on January 3. The group of coaches will participate in an on-field recognition ceremony with Whataburger executives in front of more than 80,000 football fans at AT&T Stadium.

Picture courtesy CHS yearbook student Madison Houts.