Charlie Ward enjoyed an unprecedented level of success as quarterback at Florida State, winning the 1993 Heisman Trophy and Davey O’Brien Awards and guiding the Seminoles to that year’s national title.
These days, the 41-year-old Ward is trying to lead others to similar successes as the high school football coach for Houston’s Westbury Christian School. The Wildcats, who compete in the 4-A district of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), are 1–1 on the 2012 season.
Ward was also a four-year letterman for the Seminoles on the hardwood (1990–1994). Upon graduating, he opted for a basketball career over football, spending 12 years in the NBA with the Knicks, Spurs and Rockets.
Prior to being Westbury’s football coach, Ward briefly served as an assistant coach for the school’s varsity boys’ basketball team. He and his wife Tonja have two children, Caleb and Hope.
Ward’s ‘Noles take on Clemson in a huge ACC showdown this Saturday. Charlie Ward profile