Craig Middle School coach Jimmy Schaeffer has been chosen as the Junior High Coach of the Year for the state by the Texas Tennis Coaches Association.

Schaeffer, in his third year as tennis coach for the Colts, received the award on Dec. 1 during a Texas Tennis Coaches Association awards banquet at Horseshoe Bay. Abilene High School tennis coaches Stacy Bryan and Daniel Olivares nominated Schaeffer for the award. Sharon Wartes, formerly the coach at Mann Middle School, received the award in 2016.

The Craig coach is in his 13th of coaching and teaching. Prior to joining Abilene ISD, Schaeffer served as a teacher and coach at Hawley and Loraine.