FWISD Basketball Coach to Receive Hero Award
March 21, 2014Green B Trimble Tech High Sch
FORT WORTH ISD BASKETBALL COACH
TO RECEIVE HERO AWARD
The Dallas Mavericks and Score A Goal In The Classroom School Incentive Program have named Wendell Ivory of the Fort Worth Independent School District the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award for being selected the most outstanding basketball coach in North Texas. The award presentation will take place at the March 23rd Mavericks vs Brooklyn Nets game in the American Airlines Center in Dallas, at 6:30 p.m.
The Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award has been established, in his memory, to honor outstanding school employees. Mr. Friedman, a renowned civic leader, was a strong proponent of challenging students and educators to continuously strive to raise the level of education and excellence of those in positions of serving our children and communities.
Wendell is the head basketball coach of Fort Worth ISD’s Trimble Tech High School. His strong, near-genius work ethic has truly motivated his students to excel on the basketball court as well as consistently ‘scoring goals in the classroom!’ Mr. Ivory has been named the “7-4A District Coach of the Year” on three occasions (2012, 2013, and 2014). The majority of his players have not only graduated from high school to attend college, but five of his former players have gone on to play professional basketball.
Our Hero received his Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University, and his Master’s Degree in Education from Prairieview A&M University. Wendell and his wife Valencia have two children, A’nya and Jai, who all love the Dallas Mavericks!
In addition to the HERO Award, KXAS/NBC 5 is presenting Wendell with a $1,000 honorarium in appreciation for all he does for his community’s children.