During the annual Southeast Texas Coaches Association Hall of Honor Luncheon on Jan. 28, Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s own T.J. Reed will be recognized by the organization as the 2011 Girls Powerlifting Coach of the Year. In Reed’s three years with LCM, he has had numerous State qualifiers and State Champions, as well as National and International winners.

Reed is 27-years-old and is in his sixth year of coaching and his third year at LCM High School. A 2002 graduate of Orangefield High School, T.J. earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Lamar University in 2006 and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education from Lamar in Dec. of 2010. Prior to working at LCM, he coached at Luling High School where he served as an assistant Powerlifting coach, in addition to coaching Football, Basketball, Baseball and Tennis.

During his two-years as Powerlifting Coach at LCM HS, his program boasted 16 Regional Qualifiers, nine Regional Medalists, one Regional Runner-up, five Regional Champs, seven State Qualifiers, State Medalists, three State Runner-ups, one State Champion, 12 National Participants, seven National Medalists, two National Runner-ups, and three National Champions.

During the two years of Reed’s time as Powerlifting coach the program earned 18 team awards and won 11 individual meets. The Girls and Boys teams each won three area meets and placed Fourth at their Regional Meets in 2011. In 2010 the girls won four meets and placed Second at the Regional, State and APF National Meets with Boys winning a meet and placing Third at the American Powerlifting Federation (APF) High School National Meet. The boys and girls also combined to win the 2010 APF Co-ed National Championship. Lifters broke three Region IV records, seven APF National records, and seven World Powerlifting Congress World records.