LISD Board Honors Coach Scott HIppensteel

Scott Hippensteel receives 2019 UIL Sponsor Excellence Award
Posted on 01/21/2020
District News Release

Date: January 21, 2020

Scott Hippensteel receives 2019 UIL Sponsor Excellence Award

Coach Scott Hippensteel honored by the board

The Lockhart ISD Board of Trustees honored Lockhart High School Cross Country and Track Coach Scott Hippensteel at the Board meeting Tuesday for receiving the 2019 University Interscholastic League (UIL) Sponsor Excellence Award. 

The UIL established this award to recognize outstanding sponsors who help students develop and refine their extracurricular talents to the highest degree possible while helping them keep their personal worth separate from their success or failure in competition. 

High schools across Texas can only submit one nomination for consideration. Nominations are reviewed, and the winners are selected by a panel of judges in the areas of academics, athletics, and music from nominations by school principals and superintendents across the state.  

“Lockhart High School Coach Scott Hippensteel has earned an impressive collection of medals, trophies, and championships, but even more important than that, he has earned the respect of students, athletes, and the community with his selfless dedication to preparing students for success--in and out of the classroom, on and off of the track and trails,” said Executive Director of Communications and Community Services Christina Courson during her remarks at the Board recognition Tuesday night. 

Hippensteel is in his 32nd year of coaching at Lockhart High School. Under his leadership, Hippensteel has led the Lions to 20 appearances to the State UIL Cross Country Meet, resulting in State medalists nine times and two State Championship titles. At the State Track and Field Meet, Lockhart has produced 10 individual State Champions. Additionally, Lockhart produced one Olympic Trials Qualifier in the Marathon, qualifying for both the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Trials. For a comprehensive list of program highlights under Coach Hippensteel’s leadership, visit

“Nominating Coach Hippensteel for this award was a true honor,” said Superintendent of Schools Mark Estrada. “He has set the bar high for the student athletes he leads in the cross country and track and field programs, and they have flourished under his leadership. Not only do our Lions learn to compete at the highest levels, they also learn from Coach Hippensteel important lessons that will prepare them to perform at the highest levels in life. Our students are at an advantage because he coaches and teaches in Lockhart ISD.” 

To learn more about the UIL Sponsor Excellence Award, visit

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