AUSTIN, TX – 06/21/2017 — After an illustrious 20-year career, just short of 200 wins, Pearland High School Head Football Coach Tony Heath joins Hellas Construction to establish its Houston-based sports construction market.
Heath brings a reputation for excellence in his primary role as a business development manager, growing and building future relationships in the Greater Houston athletic construction market with schools, organizations, Harris County, and the Houston Texans.
Heath was approached with the idea back in May, meeting with Hellas President Reed J. Seaton and staff members about the opportunity to collaborate.
“It was an opportunity to make a change for my family, while still being involved in athletics in the Houston area,” Heath said. “It was like a perfect storm. It never hits when you expect it to.” He said, “For us, it was the right time.”
Hellas Construction is a sports construction company based in Austin, TX, with offices across the nation. They are known as a one-stop shop for sports construction, meaning they can design, build, and construct a project from start to finish. They manufacture and install their products with their own equipment and own employees.
Hellas’ patented Matrix® Turf is the trusted turf of the Dallas Cowboys. Only top quality components are used to manufacture their artificial turf that has been proven after over 10 years on the market without failure. Hellas products and surfaces are known for their quality, performance, and longevity.
“Everybody in Texas has heard of Hellas Construction,” Heath said. “Everybody knows they did the Dallas Cowboy’s turf.” He said, “Hellas is well-known around the state and I wanted to get in with someone with a great reputation.”
Heath is originally from Lubbock, Texas, attending West A&M University and migrating in 1986. He started coaching at University of Texas at Arlington as a graduate assistant, moving on to Santa Fe High School for three years as an assistant coach, and La Marque High School for eight years as an assistant coach where he won four state championships before becoming the head coach at Pearland in 1997.
“I won a State Championship on a Hellas field in 2010 at Cowboys Stadium and went back again for another try in 2013,” Heath said. “I have been in the Houston area for over 30 years and built a lot of strong relationships,” Heath said. “I look forward to working with the people I know. I am excited to be a part of the Hellas Team,” Heath said. “It should be a fun adventure.”