Ray Seals, one of the most influential high school football coaches in the lone star state is calling it quits after 23 years of pacing the sidelines at Madison.

The 67-year-old made the announcement after what was no doubt a very emotional decision for Seals who spent 46 years with the Houston Independent School District as an educator and coach.

The 10-time H.I.S.D. Coach of the Year hangs it up after compiling an impressive football record that includes 21-playoff appearances at Madison.

The 2008 NFL High School Coach of the Year and recipient of the 2011 Don Shula NFL Coach of the Year Award was instrumental in the development of Houston’s very own Vince Young before he went off to Texas and later the Tennessee Titans.

The Prairie View A&M University grad leaves the coaching sidelines with a sparkling resume that includes an induction into several halls of honor, including the Texas High School Coaches Association and the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association.