By STEVE CARPENTER - Hutchinson CC Sports Information
Hutchinson Community College football coach Drew Dallas has been named the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission's Gene Stephenson Coach of the Year, the organization announced on Wednesday.
This past Saturday, Dallas guided his Blue Dragon football team to a 29-27 victory over Snow College to win the 2020-21 NJCAA Football National Championship, the program's first in its 89-year history.
Dallas just completed his first year as Blue Dragon head coach and led Hutchinson to an 8-0 record, a Jayhawk Conference title and the national championship. Hutchinson was tapped No. 1 in the NJCAA preseason rankings and went wire-to-wire, winning by an average margin of 32.3 points per game.
Dallas was also named the NJCAA Football Coach of the Year and Jayhawk Conference Coach of the Year.
Dallas will be honored at the 23rd Annual Greater Wichita sports Banquet, presented by the Kamerion Wimbley Foundation on Thursday, July 1 at the Drury Plaza Broadview Hotel. Ticket information for the banquet can be found at www.wichitasports.com.