A 2 year letterman in basketball and one in football, he became legendary after leaving the Forty Acres. He is the winningest coach in the history of Texas High School Football with 405 wins and 9 state championships. He and Paul Tyson were named co-coaches of the 20th century. He was named Texas coach of the year 4 times and National coach of the year in 1979. He is in the Texas and National High School Coaches Halls of Honor, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Texas Hall of Chamions and the only high school coach in history honored by the National Football League. He was named a HSU distinguished alumnus in 1979.