Mustapha Muhammad, Ed Pustejovsky, and Keondre Coburn win Touchdown Club of Houston awards. Vype
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HOUSTON—The 38th annual Touchdown Club of Houston Awards dinner was held on Wednesday at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Houston.
Cy-Fair High School coach Ed Pustejovsky was named the John Kelley Coach of the Year, Ridge Point tight end Mustapha Muhammad won the Dick Peebles Offensive Player of the Year Award, and Westfield defensive tackle Keondre Coburn won the Clark Nealon Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Pustejovsky has been nominated seven times for the Touchdown Club of Houston Coach of the Year Award. Cy-Fair is in the state semifinals for the first time since 1985 this season, and the Bobcats are seeking their first-ever state championship game berth.
“It means a lot, first of all just the type of person Coach Pustejovsky is to be nominated seven times and to see him to win it, I don’t think there was anyone more deserving this year,” Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Athletic Director Ray Zepeda said. “It’s an honor for us in Cy-Fair ISD to have coaches like Coach Pustejovsky representing our school district.”
Pustejovsky is the second only Cy-Fair ISD football coach to win this award. He joins Ronny Peacock, who won it as the coach of Cy-Fair High School in 1999.
Pustejovsky is in the midst of his 14th season at the helm of Cy-Fair football with a 114-53 record. Under his leadership Cy-Fair has won four district championships and has made the playoffs nine times.
Coburn, who is committed to the University of Texas, is only the second-ever defensive player from Westfield to win the defensive player of the year award.
Coburn joins Westfield legend and current University of Houston player Ed Oliver, who won it in 2015, to claim the accolade.
“It means a lot, especially coming from my school, joining a great player as Ed Oliver,” Coburn said. “It means a lot to my school, me, my family, coaches and all that. We’re going to keep it going at Westfield. It’s D-line nation.”
Muhammad, who is verbally committed to Michigan, became the first-ever player from Ridge Point to claim the offensive player of the year award.
“It’s great because our program is on the rise still,” Muhammad said. “Guys before my time laid the foundation and they set the standard at Ridge Point. I just kind of took it and ran away with it. Just continued to improve my game and be a great leader amongst my teammates.”
Muhammad is the first player from Fort Bend ISD to claim the award since Bralon Addison of Fort Bend Hightower won it in 2011.
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