Sonny Dykes wins Fort Worth Inc.'s 2023 Person of the Year

The TCU football coach follows former mayor Betsy Price and the “Grandmother of Juneteenth” Opal Lee.


Coach Sonny Dykes with TCU quarterback Max Duggan.

Photo courtesy of LM Otero / Associated Press

Local business magazine Fort Worth, Inc. awarded its annual Person of the Year recognition to TCU head football coach Sonny Dykes.

In his first year with the Horned Frogs, Sonny lead the team to the College Football National Championship and was named the 2022 Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year. “Dykes led the Horned Frogs to the highest peak of college football, garnering the university and city worldwide exposure,” Fort Worth, Inc. wrote.

The Person of the Year award goes to a member of the community who has shown “a lifetime of accomplishment, particularly in the last year, for the good of Fort Worth and the region.” Previous honorees include former mayor Betsy Price and the “Grandmother of Juneteenth,” Opal Lee.

Sonny will be recognized on Thursday, May 18 alongside members of The 400: Fort Worth’s Most Influential People. Tickets for the reception at the Fort Worth Club are available now.