The Woodlands Christian Academy (TWCA) head football coach Randy Hollas and quarterbacks coach Kolbe Hull are pleased with the way senior quarterback Aaron Monsivaiz has helped guide the Warriors to a perfect record just before their bye week.
TWCA currently boasts a 9-0 overall record, with four of those victories notched against district opponents. A quick glance of the results shows that the Warriors have effortlessly lit up the scoreboard while holding the competition to 20 points or less. Monsivaiz’s excellent production under center hugely factors into TWCA’s formula for success.
“He’s one of those kids that are willing to do whatever it is you ask them to do, and he does it to a high level,” Hollas told Texas Scorecard. “He’s a team guy first. He wants the team to be successful. When you have a guy like that playing quarterback for you, your team is going to be good.”
Hull shared Hollas’ thoughts on Monsivaiz, who is a two-way player, prioritizing his teammates first and foremost. According to the assistant coach, the signal-caller makes great choices and adjusts well as he goes down the field.
“Being the captain of our football team, he takes control of everything down the field and he demands excellence from the guys around him,” Hull said. “He makes a great dynamic for a captain of his stature being able to take control of everything that we do offensively and lead our team down the field over and over again.”
Described as a pro-style quarterback, the 6-foot-2-inch, 205-pound Monsivaiz directs an offense that scores a whopping average of around 49 points per game. During the first nine games of his final season in the green and Vegas gold, Monsivaiz has generated a remarkable line of 1,325 passing yards and 19 touchdowns against just two interceptions. He’s also run for close to 300 yards and four scores on 32 carries.
The Warriors’ most recent win came against Grapeland High on Oct. 26. Monsivaiz threw for 115 yards and a touchdown to lead TWCA to a 34-7 victory over the highly ranked Class 2A Sandies. Career-wise, the four-year letterman has nearly 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns against 10 interceptions.
Amazingly, Monsivaiz has not been sacked throughout the current campaign. Hull praised the offensive line for superbly protecting the Warriors’ primary offensive weapon.
“He has a fantastic relationship with his offensive line,” Hull said. “They protect him, they want to protect him, and they want to keep him upright. The offensive line is a big portion of his success. They want to protect him as much as possible.”
Hollas, who has been TWCA’s athletic director for 11 years and at the helm of the football team for three, said that Monsivaiz has been with the program “through thick and thin.” The two began working together in Monsivaiz’s sophomore year, which saw the Warriors finish 4-6 and fall short of a playoff appearance.
“It was a tough time,” Hollas said. “We just try to get everybody to buy in to our style of doing things and our philosophy. Aaron was one of the first guys who became a leader for us in the right way and got the troops together.”
The coach added that Monsivaiz prominently figured into TWCA’s resurgence toward an 8-4 record and a postseason win in the quarterback’s junior season in 2019.
“Aaron was right in the middle of that,” Hollas said, pointing out that Monsivaiz’s excellence at the linebacker position earned him District Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Given the keys to the Warriors offense, the coach said, Monsivaiz “has done a great job for us.” The last time TWCA enjoyed an undefeated stretch, the signal-caller was in middle school
“His presence, his timing, and his [rapport] with his receivers [are what I enjoy],” Hollas said. “There’s a bond between him and the kids that I love. It’s been fun watching him grow up in the program and the guys around him grow up as well.”
Hull called Monsivaiz “a magnet for the rest of the team. He’s a big reason why our guys are together as much as they are. These guys spend a lot of time together on and off the field, and he’s one of the reasons why.”
Monsivaiz is a member of a group of seniors whose leadership and example Hollas attributes to TWCA’s lengthy string of wins. The coach additionally extolled his staff, many of whom have experience coaching at Class 6A campuses. It comes as no surprise that the Warriors want to win the rest of their games.
Hollas and Hull believe that Monsivaiz will leave behind some big shoes to fill after he graduates next spring.
“I’m going to miss his poise and his leadership,” Hull said. “He’s calm under pressure. He doesn’t get overexcited about things. The ability to calm the guys down around him and the confidence that he gives to everybody around him by being a leader on the field and demanding excellence from the people that are around him just makes a world of difference.”
“Guys are going to look at Aaron and they’re going to see how you play football and how you act on and off the field in the right way,” Hollas said. “The best thing about Aaron is he’s a good kid. There are a lot of great football players out there, but you’re talking about somebody who wants to do it the right way. He loves his teammates, his family and his school. He’s a great role model for kids, and our freshman class is very blessed to have guys like him to look up to.”