DENISON, TX --- Several local athletes were honored tonight in Denison. The Herald Democrat welcomed all of their All-Texomaland award winners to celebrate a great athletic year.
Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt, who's also a Sherman High School alumnus, would be the featured speaker.
It's been 23-years since he was last a Bearcat. But the lessons he learned under Coach John Outlaw he still carries with him today.
"There's no substitute for hard work. Coach Outlaw had us prepared for every game that we competed in, but we saw first hand from him you just don't show up and compete, there's a lot of hard work and sweat and blood and tears that went in to being prepared and that's something I've carried with me to this very day," Hocutt said.
"That if you work hard, you treat people the right way success will come your way," Hocutt said.