TASO’s Coe selected for THSCA Award
Texas Association of Sports Officials
The Texas High School Coaches Association has announced that Larry Coe is this year’s recipient of the Curly Hays Award. Each year, the Coaches Association selects a high school official for this prestigious award named after legendary Abilene official Curly Hays. In 1967, Coe helped to start a college basketball officiating group at McMurry University. In 1965, Larry started attending meetings of the Abilene Football Chapter. After years of learning the rules, how to apply the rules and how to officiate from Curly Hays and other experienced officials in the chapter, he had several opportunities to work games with Curly Hays. When softball was added as a UIL sport, Larry was asked to start the Abilene Softball Chapter and remains today the Ex‑Officio member of the TASO Softball Board of Directors. Retired from the on‑field work in the other sports, Larry remains an active Track and Field official. Larry continues to mentor and train new officials in the TASO Abilene Football Chapter and is the Ex‑Officio Board member of the Softball Division. Congratulations to Larry for his well‑deserved award.