Champion's Tate Named Cross Country Coach of the Year
November 5, 2020- Boerne-Champion Cross Country Coach Jonathan Tate has been named the 2019-20 Texas State Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations. The announcement was made by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) on Wednesday.
Tate has coached the Charger Cross Country teams for six years, leading the Girls squad to the 2019 UIL Class 5-A State Championship, as well as the silver medal in 2018. The Charger boys team placed third in the state in 2019. Champion’s Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams have won a total of 11 out of 12 District Championships during Tate’s tenure, including this season.
“This honor goes back to our success from last year,” Tate said. “ I consider myself very lucky to have Erin Bradley and Jen Breuer by my side as Assistant Coaches. We make a great team together. The real key to our success is the kids. Our student-athletes are committed to excellence and have great support systems at home,” Tate concluded.
“Coach Tate is well-deserving of this honor. He has led our Cross Country programs to the highest level with winning a State Championship last year,” said Boerne ISD Athletic Director Stan Leech. “His student-athletes also excel in the classroom as well, and that is a key part of our success. We appreciate Coach Tate’s hard work and are extremely proud of his accomplishments,” Leech said.
In addition to leading the Charger Cross Country Teams, Tate is an assistant track coach and teaches AP World History. Tate is in his 25th year as a teacher and coach.
The Champion Cross Country teams will compete in the Regional Meet on Monday, November 9th, and look to advance to the State Championship on November 23rd.