By Wyatt Lester Posted May 29, 2013
This year, Lowry had many great athletic achievements in many different programs, from strong domination on the mats in wrestling to the golf team’s state championship. The athletes are the ones who are largely responsible for all this success, but the coaches are the true drive behind the teams.
“The Brand” asked many student-athletes to choose a coach that deserves recognition for their coaching abilities. Based on responses, Tyrrell Lucas was selected as Coach of the Year for his guidance and leadership of the teams he coaches.
Lucas has participated in many sports throughout his life including football, baseball, basketball, and many extreme sports such as snowboarding and motocross. His experience and passion for the sports he played are reflected in his coaching of Lowry’s varsity softball team, freshman basketball squad, and JV Football team for the past seven seasons. He noted that football has been his favorite due to its different mentality.
“There’s something about football that I really enjoy. It has a completely different mentality and is a sport very unique in itself,” said Lucas.
When he started coaching he joined the football coaching staff and was recognized as a knowledgeable and well-rounded coach. He is also very popular with the student body when it comes to his coaching.
“I think he’s a really good coach and makes it fun for the kids, he’s not always serious but serious when he needs to be,” said Robert Stepper, who had Lucas as a coach in JV football.
When asked about what they thought of Lucas many of the athletes had very positive opinions of his coaching skills. “Coach Lucas, in my opinion, is probably one of the coolest coaches for sure,” said Marcus Molina, who was coached by Lucas in JV Football.