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DeSoto High School's Coach Mathis Honored with Prestigious Award, Boost for Local Football Program

By Texas Updates

Just before kickoff, DeSoto High School Head Football Coach Claude Mathis was recognized with the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Unsung Coaching Heroes Award presented by Be Well Texas.

Coach Mathis, representatives from Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, Be Well Texas and members of the media, met at the 50 yard line for the award presentation. Coach Mathis was selected as 1 of 14 coaches in the state to be recognized with the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Unsung Coaching Heroes Award presented by Be Well Texas. As a part of the recognition, Coach Mathis was presented with a commemorative award and Be Well Texas donated $1,000 to the DeSoto football program in Coach Mathis’ honor.

Be Well Texas and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football have partnered together to recognize coaches across Texas with the 2023 Unsung Coaching Hero Award. Just as these coaches are making a difference in their community, Be Well Texas is working to make a difference too. Be Well Texas at UT Health San Antonio is a statewide program for all Texans seeking help with substance use or mental health concerns. Their caring, compassionate staff provide convenient access (in person or virtually) to high quality, evidence-based treatment and services to people regardless of their ability to pay.

For more than 63 years, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has been “the bible” to millions of football fans across the Lone Star State. The annual summer edition of the magazine remains a rite of passage for all Texans, previewing every football team in the state — from the rabid world of Texas high school football, through the college ranks, and into the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans. Over the course of six decades, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football remains the undisputed leader in Texas high school football, Texas college football and more. is the online home of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, covering high school football, college football and recruiting across the Lone Star State. From thought-provoking commentary to videos, podcasts and daily live show, nobody covers football in Texas like

Be Well Texas is a statewide program of UT Health San Antonio which provides virtual and in-person treatment for substance use and related mental health concerns. The Be Well Texas mission is to improve access to high-quality, low-barrier, evidence-based care throughout Texas for any who need it. Be Well Texas’ team of addiction medicine specialists, behavioral health experts, and people with lived experience in recovery, work tirelessly to provide convenient treatment (in person or virtually) that meets people where they are on their path to recovery.

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The recognition occurred on Friday, September 15, 2023 at the Eagle Stadium in DeSoto, TX where the DeSoto High School Football team played against Skyline. The final score: DeSoto 42, Skyline 17.