Manuel Moreno, Dobie High's tennis coach for the past 12 years, has been named the second winner
of the Carey Caldwell Character Award. Moreno was presented the award at the Texas Tennis Coaches Association convention on Dec. 3.
The award is one of six presented annually by the TTCA to honor coaches who exemplify a specific characteristic: courage, vision, character, integrity, dedication or leadership.
The award is named after the first winner, Carey Caldwell, a former long-time tennis coach at Burkburnett High and a member of the TTCA Hall of Fame.
Moreno was honored at a banquet at the T-bar-M Tennis Center in New Braunfels.
A 27-year veteran of coaching high school tennis, Moreno was named the association's Class 5A coach of the year in 2005. He has coached the Longhorns to four Region III-5A team championships during his tenure at Dobie.
(Below) Friends, family and well-wishers surround Moreno after receiving his award. From the left, Sharon Fullen Mollenkopf, Dobie team captains Jonathan Taylor and Eun Lee, Pat Wesbrooks, Lamar University tennis coach Ron Wesbrooks, Becky Moreno with husband Manuel and son Mitchell, Stratford tennis coach Rory Frazee and United States Tennis Association official Ken McAllister.