Last year’s biography on the life of legendary former Sherman head football coach John Outlaw will be aired at 7 p.m. on Aug. 21 on Fox Sports Southwest.
The film, created by filmmaker Matt Skinner, charts the life of Outlaw, who was still coaching at Lufkin High School at the time of his sudden death in December 2011, two days before Christmas, at age 58. The film was screened at Sherman’s Cinemark in October 2016 by the Sherman Athletic Booster Club.
Outlaw coached the Bearcats to 57 victories and five district championships in seven seasons before moving on to Lufkin in 1995. He reached a career milestone with his 300th victory as a head coach two months before his death, and finished with a 302-89-5 record over 33 seasons, including a Class 5A Division II state championship with Lufkin in 2001.
Outlaw’s legacy at Sherman included four straight district titles from 1988 to 1991. Both of Sherman’s school-record 11-win seasons happened on Outlaw’s watch, in 1989 and 1994. His 1989 team started 11-0 and reached the area round of the Class 5A playoffs.