Jeff Cougill Student Athlete of the Year Award

The Jeff Cougill Student Athlete of the Year Award is named after former Franklin Central student, educator, and administrator Jeff Cougill. Jeff was the salutatorian for the Class of 1962. During high school, Jeff received 15 varsity letters in Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track + Field. Jeff was a two sport athlete at Butler University (Basketball and Baseball) where he received his B.S. in Mathematics. Jeff returned to Franklin Central to begin his teaching career from 1968-1983. During that time, Jeff was also the head golf coach and assistant football coach. Jeff took over as Athletic Director from 1984-2003 and Assistant Athletic Coordinator from 2004-2006.

Soon after Jeff’s passing in 2014, the Flashes Football Foundation endowed a scholarship to one male and female Senior student-athlete at Franklin Central who best exhibited the characteristics that marked Jeff Cougill’s life: outstanding leadership and role model, academic excellence in the classroom, and excellence in athletics.


Female Athlete Winners

2014-2015: Julia Lawson

2015-2016: Geneva Baumberger

2016-2017: Riley Benedict

2017-2018: Katie Back

2018-2019: Rachel Schiffli


Male Athlete Winners

2014-2015: Chris Arnold

2015-2016: Nathan Huffman

2016-2017: Nathan Ruley

2017-2018: Wyatt Crowel

2018-2019: Malachi Quarles