Boyd, who has taught and coached at CCCHS for 20 years, was presented with the award on Thursday, Nov. 10 at Hillwood High School in Nashville.
Nominations for the award were made by a citizenship/sportsmanship committee and member schools in each TSSAA athletic district, and the final decision was made by a state selection committee.
The award is presented for displaying high ideals of integrity and ethics and for the examples of citizenship and sportsmanship.
Boyd, who has served as the CCCHS athletic director since 2013, said he was honored to receive the award.
“Serving as a coach and athletic director for the school that is home to me has been nothing short of rewarding. Winning seasons are great, but for me personally, my biggest accomplishment in the 20 years of serving in athletics is the impact I have made on the athletes I have coached,” he said.
Boyd said coaching and serving as the athletic director is about being a leader, mentor and life coach as well as making a positive impact on each athlete and fellow coach he comes in contact with.
“It is an honor to serve in this position I proudly hold and to continue to positively impact lives through athletics,” he said.
Boyd is a 1996 graduate of Austin Peay State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in special education. Upon graduating from APSU, he started working as a special education teacher at CCCHS and served as an assistant football coach and head wrestling coach. Twenty years later, he still leads the wrestling team.
During his tenure at CCCHS, Boyd has also served as head football and baseball coach.
In addition to coaching at the high school, he spearheaded and established the wrestling program at Cheatham Middle School. He is also a founding member of the Mid-Cumberland Athletic Conference for wrestling.
The A. F. Bridges Awards program is named after the late Bridges, the first full-time executive secretary of the TSSAA. Under his leadership, athletics in Tennessee reached a level of excellence and competence that earned the respect of all people.