After celebrating many successful seasons, the Westwood High School Tennis Team has something new to celebrate, their coach Travis Dalrymple was recently selected as 2018-2019 Texas Boys Tennis Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Association (NFSHSA).
Dalrymple’s selection comes after a nomination from the Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL), which was made based on his coaching performance, lifetime community involvement, school involvement and philosophy of coaching. This isn’t the first time his dedication to coaching the sport of tennis has been recognized, Dalrymple also earned state and region honors last year by being named the Texas Tennis Coaches Association (TTCA) 6A State Coach of the Year and the Region 2 Coach of the Year.
“This award, like last year’s TTCA State Coach of the year award, means a lot to me,” Dalrymple said. “At the end of the day, we don’t get into coaching for awards but it is very nice to be recognized. Last year when we won the state title and kids were crying and cheering at the same time, watching them was all the award I needed. Seeing kids get better and smile on a daily basis is what this job is all about.”
Dalrymple has coached tennis for 15 years with all of them being in Round Rock ISD. He served the Stony Point High School community for four years until his transition to Westwood where he has been since. Under his leadership, the Westwood Tennis Team has won the District Champion title for 11 years and last year was the UIL 6A State Team Tennis Champion.
In recognition of this honor, Dalrymple is expected to be presented with the award in late May at the State Championships in College Station.