The Bells Panthers football coaching staff has been named the Texas Class 2A Staff of the year by the Harris Poll.
The staff, headed up by new coach Scott Ponder, posted an 8-4 record and won thier first playoff game since 1996. The Panthers had finished one and 9 the year before Ponder's arrival. Ponder was very excited to receive the accolades.
"It's a huge honor, we're very proud of it. You know, being the staff of the year there's a lot of guys that go into that kind of success as far as our coaches.
And he was very pleased with the people he was able to bring in.
"We've got a wonderful coaching staff, they've done a great job with the kids. We had great buy in from our boys, we had great support from the administration and community, and it was just an awesome year."