Jim Streety grew up in Smiley, Texas where he played football, basketball and ran track at Smiley High School. After graduating from Southwest Texas State University, Jim began his coaching career at San Marcos Junior High School. In 1970 he moved to New Braunfels High School where he was an assistant in football, basketball and track until March, 1974 when he became head coach and athletic director. In 1976, New Braunfels made their first playoff appearance in twenty-five years and followed that with a total of ten playoff teams in the seventeen years Streety was head coach. Included are four semi-final teams and a record of 149-45-2. In March, 1991, Jim moved to Madison High School in the Northeast Independent School District as head coach and athletic coordinator. The last twenty-three years have brought seventeen more playoff teams including ten quarterfinalists, three semifinalists and a current career record of 343-131-3 which makes Jim the second winningest active coach in the history of Texas high school football and the top winner in the AAAAA classification. In forty years as head coach Streety has had twenty-seven playoff teams, including sixteen quarterfinalists and seven semifinalists, but his greatest memories come from the lasting relationships established with players and fellow coaches and their families and the opportunity to be a daily, positive influence on our youth. Active in professional, civic and church affairs, Jim has served on the THSCA Board of Directors, has been on the South All-Star Selection Committee, has been a lecturer at THSCA Coaching School, was the South All-Star Coach in 1988, served as THSCA President in 1989-90 and was inducted into the THSCA Hall of Honor in 1999. He received the UIL Sponsor Excellence award in 2001; the San Antonio Quarterback Club coach of the year award in 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2011; the San Antonio Express-News coach of the year in 2007 and 2011; the Tom Landry Award in 2002; and was a finalist for the American Football Coaches Association Power of Influence award in 2004. In March, 2014, Jim was named Athletic Director for the New Braunfels Independent School District. He will be inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in May, 2015. Jim and his wife Janie, have two children; Steven 43, Kimber, 39, son-in-law, Shae and grandsons, Connor, Cade, Arnold, Fabian and Jovani.
2003 Tom Landry Award