Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Season superlatives: Michael Oldham named Coach of the Year; Jade Williams top newcomer
COACH OF THE YEAR
Michael Oldham, McKinney North
Oldham guided North to a 29-5 record and the first state tournament in the school’s history. North defeated top-ranked San Antonio Brennan in the state semifinal before falling to tradition-rich Canyon in the championship. Oldham’s squad was the quintessential team, comprising a handful of role players and key bench players that emphasized quickness and defense.
Did you know? North has been on a steady rise in three seasons under Oldham. His team won 21 games in 2011-12 and 30 more last season, when he was named the District 13-4A coach of the year.
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Jade Williams, The Colony, Fr., F, 6-3
Stats: The versatile freshman averaged 14.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.8 blocks in 32 games this season. She hit double figures in scoring in each of The Colony’s last 11 games on the way to the 4A Region II final.
Did you know? Williams carried The Colony to the first regional tournament in school history. She fell just shy of collecting triple- and quadruple-doubles this season. “She’s not just a 6-3 post that plays the block,” The Colony coach Jason Weese said. “She can face up, handle the ball and play all facets of the game.”