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Coach of the Year: Ed Pustejovsky, Cy-Fair, TX

Ed Pustejovsky delivered the crowning achievement in 2017 on a storied coaching career, lifting Cy-Fair (Texas) to the first state championship in the program’s nearly 80-year history.

Cy-Fair toppled Midway 51-35 to win the Class 6A Division II state championship at AT&T Stadium. Prior to 2017, Cy-Fair’s pride and joy was its lone 1985 state semifinal banner hanging in the gym. The 2017 Cy-Fair team was the first from Cypress Fairbanks ISD to win a state title.

Pustejovsky collected numerous awards following the historic season for the program. He was named 2017 17-6A Coach of the Year, 2017 Touchdown Club Coach of the Year, 2017 TWSA Coach of the Year, and earned a nomination for Houston Sports Awards Coach of the Year. Pustejovsky also earned 17-6A Coach of the Year in 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2013.

The veteran caoch started his career at Cy-Fair in 1981 as the offensive line coach – a role he held for 23 years. He became the head coach in 2005, and has led Cy-Fair to a record of 116-53 as head coach.

Pustejovsky, a former four-year letterman for the Texas A&M University football team, has been married to wife Marianne for 24 years. The coach has four children – Ashley, 36; Arley, 34; Parker, 32; and Joe Michael, 16; as well as four grandchildren – Jonah, Lola, Owen and Eddie Lane.