NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kevin Creasy of Oakland High School (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) has been named the 2018 Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Year after leading his football team to a 14-1 season and winning the Class 6A state championship.
Coach Creasy outscored his opponents 637-88 overall and 166-17 in the postseason, including a 37-0 win over Whitehaven in the Class 6A Blue Cross Bowl. The 2018 title marks Coach Creasy's fourth career state championship but his first at Oakland High School. He won three at Trousdale County (2008, 2009, 2013).
"Coach Creasy's body of work is incredible," said Josh Corey, Tennessee Titans Football Outreach Coordinator. "Oakland plays in one of the toughest regions in the state's largest classification. Their run through the TSSAA playoffs this year, specifically in the Semifinal and Championship games, was extremely impressive. We got a first look at the team this summer in our annual 7-on-7 tournament. They took home the trophy then and they took it home again in the state championship game last Thursday. We're proud to recognize such an outstanding team and coach."
As the 2018 Tennessee Titans Coach of the Year, Creasy will receive a grant in the amount of $2,000 to benefit his football program, as well as an all-expense paid trip to the 2019 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fl.
Coach Creasy's selection also qualifies him for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award, honoring high school football coaches that display the integrity, achievement and leadership exemplified by the coach with the most wins in NFL history, Don Shula. The Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award winner – announced in January – receives $10,000 and his high school football program is awarded $15,000.
The Titans' High School Coach of the Year award is an extension of the High School Game of the Week and Coach of the Week programs. Each Coach of the Week (10 total) received a grant from the Tennessee Titans in the amount of $1,000 to benefit his school's football program. All 11 award winners – 10 Coach of the Week winners and the Coach of the Year – will be recognized during the Titans vs. Colts game on Sunday, December 30.
For more information on the High School Game of the Week and Coach of the Week program, visit www.titansonline.com/gameoftheweek.
The Tennessee Titans hosted the 2018 Coach of the Week winners and the Coach of the Year (Kevin Creasy of Oakland High School) for an awards presentation at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones)
Tennessee's best high school football players for 2018 were recognized at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards dinner hosted by the Tennessee Titans Sunday at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Kristen Sheft)