P.E. "Pete" Shotwell was known for his outstanding football coaching career at the high school level. Throughout his 52-year career from 1916-1952 he compiled 262 victories, 90 losses, and 18 ties. He is best remembered for his 1923 team, at Abilene High School, which won all 12 of its games by a combined score of 574-7 and, as a result, won the state football championship. Shotwell also won state championships at Breckenridge in 1929 and Longview in 1937. Shotwell has been honored by the Texas Sports Writers Association, the Texas High School Coaches Association, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1971.