87R26801 JRI-D
  By: Ellzey H.R. No. 1296
         WHEREAS, Paul Willingham, an assistant coach for the Ennis
  High School football team, has been named one of the 2021 winners of
  the High School Broyles Award; and
         WHEREAS, Named in honor of legendary University of Arkansas
  head coach Frank Broyles, the Broyles Award was initially
  established to honor the top assistant coach in college football,
  and in 2018 the award was expanded to give a national spotlight to
  the top assistant coaches at the high school level, with a winner
  being named in each participating state; and
         WHEREAS, Affectionately known as "Coach Willie" by his
  players, Paul Willingham began coaching at Ennis High School in
  1982; he currently serves as defensive coordinator and linebackers
  coach in addition to teaching biology; he helped guide the football
  powerhouse to state championships in 2000, 2001, 2004, and 2014;
         WHEREAS, Coach Willingham moved with his family to Ennis in
  1973, and he was a member of the Lions football team for five years,
  playing primarily as a linebacker; after graduating in 1978, he
  attended Tarleton State University, where he earned a bachelor's
  degree in agriculture education; in all of his endeavors, he is
  supported by his wife of 39 years, Kathy Ballew Willingham, and the
  couple's three children; and
         WHEREAS, Through his leadership and expertise, Paul
  Willingham has inspired generations of students to realize their
  full potential, both on and off the field, and he is indeed
  deserving of this prestigious honor; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Paul Willingham on receiving a 2021
  High School Broyles Award and extend to him sincere best wishes for
  continued success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Coach Willingham as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.