Averion Hurts is entering his 7th season as Head Coach ath Channelview High School, where he graduated in 1986. He attended Howard Payne University on a football and track scholarship. He graduated from HPU in 1990 with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. At Howard Payne, he earned All-Conference as a senior offensive linemen. He was six time All American in track and field. Coach Hurts found a home in education in 1994, after a knee injury ended his professional football career. He began his teaching career in Pasadena Independent School District at Parkview Intermediate, teaching in the Adaptive Behavior Unit. After two years, , he followed his calling to the football field. His coaching career started at MacArthur High School in Aldine Independent School District. He spent six years at MacArthur, leaving as the Second Assistant. Coach Hurts then headed east to Baytown Lee High School for four years where he would become Defensive Coordinator in 2005. In 2006 he returned home to be the Head Coach at Channelview High School. He has been married for 16 years, and has three children. Averion, his child, was a 2012 graduate from Channelview High School. His middle child Jalen is a freshmen at Channelview now. His only daughter, Kynnedy is in the second grade.
Falcon football's "triple threat" shines in spotlight at Bayou BowlOnce again, Channelview Falcon quarterback Averion Hurts Jr. and wide receivers Marquise Johnson and Stanley Wesley showed football fans why they are a triple threat.This time, the stage was the 2012 Bayou Bowl at Stallworth Stadium in Baytown.The Channelview trio were selected as part of the Texas All-Star team that faced off against Louisiana at the 10th annual event. The two teams battled to a 23-23 tie, but it was the performance from the three Falcon standouts that turned heads.Hurts found Wesley for a 42-yard touchdown pass to give the Texas team a 10-point lead at one point in the game and dazzled the crowd with several precision throws on the night. Johnson earned the game’s Most Valuable Player award with 119 yards receiving and a touchdown. Wesley recorded 92 yards receiving in the game.
The game marked the end of the high school careers for the three players. Hurts will continue his career, as he signed with Kilgore Junior College. Wesley also is looking to join his teammate at Kilgore, while Johnson is exploring his options with junior colleges on the West Coast.