“Coach Becomes King” – Trevor Landers crowned Madison County HS Homecoming King

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Last year, we first introduced you to Trevor Landers. Despite having a disability, that hasn't held him back from being active with the Madison County High School Football team, and capturing his classmates' hearts.

His classmates gave Trevor a big "thank you" Friday.

During Trevor's four years at Madison County High School, Landers has been a fixture on the Tiger's football sideline, earning him the nickname, "Coach Trevor".

“He’s a fun-loving person and every person he meets or sees, he greets them with kindness and he’s just a loving person," says Alexis Bryant, Trevor's Homecoming date this year.

Coach's condition prevents him from doing a lot of talking, but where his words fall short, his expressions and hugs speak volumes.

“He is just like my right hand man, I couldn’t do life without him," says Elayna Sharp, Trevor's best friend since middle school.

So for someone who brings everyone so much joy, his classmates thought they'd return the favor.  “He’s mister personality, loves everybody, he’s a little clown," says Cathy Landers, Trevor's Mom.

For as long as anyone can remember, Madison County has only crowned a Homecoming Queen. That tradition ended Friday, with thunderous applause, when Trevor was crowned the Tiger's first ever Homecoming King.

From all accounts, the vote wasn't even close.  “They had threatened people that didn’t vote for him, might get bodily harm come to them. I discouraged that but I thanked them anyway," says Cathy.

Trevor's entire family was there to see it all.  “We have huge family support and I have the best, love them so much," she says.

Trevor's mom says it hasn't always been easy, but she thanks the Lord everyday, Coach Trevor is in her life. “He has made us better people. He has taught us much through everything he’s gone through in his little life and surgeries and the hard times and yet he just presses on and he finds joy in them and that brings joy to us," she says.

As for his classmates, including his first ever Homecoming Dance date, Alexis, you can be sure, they'll never forget the day coach became king.  “He deserves something special for him," says Alexis.

This is Trevor's Senior year, and his mother tells us, he plans to walk across the stage this May, with the Class of 2017.

Even after he graduates, we're told Trevor has a lifetime reserved spot on the Madison County Tiger's sideline.


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