2017 Coach School Professional Development Lectures49,00 $For the 2017 Convention, the THSCA Professional Development Lecture Series added lectures specifically designed for our Athletic Administrators. This year’s Athletic Administrators lectures focused on character program development, school law and the hiring process. All of these lectures and their workbook materials are included in the convention tuition price, and those in attendance recieved PDC credit hours and certificates of attendance.49,00 $
2016 Head Coaching AcademyFree
This seminar is designed for head coaches that want to brand their program and hone their administrative skills, as well as, younger coaches that seek the skills and mentoring it takes to become a head coach in the future. One of our most important responsibilities as coaches is to help our young athletes to confront and comprehend the negative culture that challenges them in this day and time. As head coaches we are responsible for providing our coaching staff with the moral guidance, proper encouragement and leadership to get that task accomplished.Free
2017 Texas Coaches Leadership Summit #THSCA1799,00 $
The Annual Texas Coaches Leadership Summit is the signature event of the Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation.
We want to unite coaches from across the state of Texas with one primary purpose: to coach beyond the game! Over the years, the state of our society has significantly changed and children are flooding into our educational system laden with social issues that could hinder or negate their chances for success. With domestic violence coming to the forefront recently, the lack of fathers and positive male role models in the lives of American youth today is quickly becoming an epidemic that we feel athletics and coaches, specifically, can play a part in changing for the better.
We are excited to feature a slate of excellent speakers who addressed core values in the hopes that our coaches statewide can carry the torch to help our student athletes become successful and responsible citizens.
If you missed it, we've got good news for you! You can get all the presentations right here.
Bill Curry Former NFL Player/Author/Retired Collegiate Football Coach - "Genius, Power & Magic: Unleashing Your Personal Magnanimita”"
Col. Craig Flowers Director of Athletic Consulting & Development for Horizon Performance - "#CharacterReps"
Kevin DeShazo Author/ Founder of Fieldhouse Media - "Coaching in a Digital Age”"
Tommy Nelson Author/Senior Pastor at Denton Bible Church - "The Priesthood of a Coach"
Derwin Gray Former NFL Player/Author/ Pastor of Transformation Church in Charlotte, NC - "Knowing your Why: Why Do YOU Coach?"
Greg Dale Director of Sports Psychology & Leadership Programs at Duke University - "Developing a Championship Culture: Great Coaches Make it a Priority"
Tom Herman Head Football Coach at the University of Texas -"Changing a Culture"
· Conversations with Coaches Video Series ft. Spencer Tillman, Coach Ken Rucker (UT), Coach Glen West (Brenham HS), and Coach DW Rutledge of Texas High School Coaches Association and Education Foundation.
THSCA: "Helping coaches to help kids."
The values that we bring to the game and that we share with our players are the most important part of the game. Whether it's leadership or sportsmanship, on the field or off the field, in sports or in class--the role a coach plays in a player's life is always #1.99,00 $
2014 Texas High School Coaches Association Coaching School—Football Sessions99,95 $
The 2014 Texas High School Coaches Association Coaching School—Football Sessions provides over nine hours of football instruction—Texas style. Ten of America’s top coaches share insights and information on how football coaches can get the most out of their teams and athletes.99,95 $
2017 Coaching School Track and Field Lectures49,00 $
Steve Silvey | Mississippi State
A veteran at the national and international level for over 30 years, Steve Silvey has coached 28 collegiate national champion squads, numerous All-Americans, 17 Olympic Medalists and 20 World Championships Medalists at several of the nation’s most prestigious programs. Silvey, who wasinducted as a coach into the National Junior College Hall of Fame (2005) has a unique quality of having won 19 team championships in the SEC, Big-12 and PAC-10 conferences. Individually, his resume boasts 26 World Championship competitors, 34 Olympians and numerous NJCAA & NCAA All-Americans. At the international level, Coach Silvey served as the Zambia Olympic Coach for Track and Field in the 1992 and 1996 Olympiads, and produced its first ever Olympic medal in the sport of track and field with Samuel Matete in the 400 hurdles (silver medal). Silvey also served as the head coach for Zambia at the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany as Samuel Matete again won the World Championship Silver Medal.
Leroy Burrell | University of Houston
Leroy Burrell enters his 19th season as head coach at the University of Houston. A former world record holder in the 100 meter dash and a former student-athlete, Burrell is one ofthe nation’s premier coaches. In nearly two decades of Burrell’s leadership, Houston has added 69NCAAAll-Americans and a combined 32 team conference championships to the record books. He was named C-USA Coach of the Year 23 times and earned American Athletic Conference Indoor Coaching Staff of the Year honors in 2015. In recognition of his outstanding career as a world-classsprinter and collegiate coach, Burrell wasinducted into the Philadelphia SportsHall of Fame in 2008. During the 2016-17 season, Burrell led the Cougar men to a sweep of the indoor and outdoor American Athletic Conference Championships, marking the seventh time he has accomplished that feat. The Men would go on to finish 10th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, the highest finish since 1985.49,00 $
2017 Coaching School Strength & Conditioning Lectures9,00 $
Doug Bull | Deer Park HS
Doug Bull just finished his 11th year as Deer Park’s District Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. He brings with him over 20 years of strength and conditioning experience ranging from Jr. High School to Division I athletics. Including coaching stops at Northern State, Fort Hays State, Illinois State, and The United States Naval Academy. He left the college coaching ranks to come to Texas where he would have opportunity to help a greater number of young people reach their athletic goals. Since arriving at Deer Park, he has helped to change the culture of the District in regards to strength and conditioning. He is currently responsible for the training and scheduling of over 950 high school athletes from 13 different sports.
Ryan Tedford | Rice University
Ryan Tedford is completing his first year with the Owls as their Strength & Conditioning Coach. Tedford joins the Owls after spending the last four years at the University of Virginia, including the las two asthe Cavaliers Director of Football Training and Player Development. A four-year letterman in football at Sam Houston State in Huntsville, Tedford graduated from the school in 1995 and began his career as a graduate assistant at Texas from 1995-97, earning his master’s degree in kinesiology in 1998. While in Austin, he also served an internship with the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams.9,00 $
2017 Coaching School Football Lectures49,00 $What is the THSCA Coaching School & Convention? The THSCA Convention & Coaching School is the most comprehensive athletics conference in the state of Texas. This four-day annual conference offers a wide range of education sessions on both male and female sports, athletic administration, as well as health and safety topics, multiple networking opportunities, rules meetings, an on-site job room, an awards luncheon, and an astounding array of exhibits. On average the THSCA Convention draws an attendance of over 12,000 coaches, athletic directors, exhibitors and fans of athletics. The THSCA Convention and Coaching School is open to anyone who would like to register and pay the conference tuition fee. You do not have to be a member of the association to attend.49,00 $
2017 Coaching School Basketball Lectures49,00 $
Jamie Dixon | TCU
Jamie Dixon is the 22nd head coach in the history of TCU men’s basketball and begins his second season with the Horned Frogs. Dixon, a 2007 TCU Hall of Fame Inductee, returned to his alma mater on March 22, 2016, after serving 13 seasons as head coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Dixon, who has earned four college basketball National Coach of the Year honors, including the 2009 Naismith Coach of the Year, previously served as an assistant at Pitt, Northern Arizona, Hawaii and UC Santa Barbara. He enters the 2017-18 season ranked No. 12 among winningest active Division I coaches with a winning percentage of .718.
Tim Jankovich | SMU
Tim Jankovich was named head coach at SMU on July 8, 2016, after four years as associate head coach. He is in his 35th season as a collegiate coach and 11th season a Division I head coach (196-126). He is 39-5 at SMU entering his second season (2017-18) leading the Mustangs. SMU won the American Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championshipsin his firstfull season at the helm.
Mike Wacker | Texas Lutheran University
Head Men’s Basketball Coach – Texas Lutheran University - 2016-Present Mike Wacker is entering his 33rd season as a coach, and is the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Texas Lutheran University. In his first season, he led the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament as SCAC Tourney Champions and a 19-10 record. He was a Parade All-American at San Marcos HS and all-conference at the University of Texas-Austin (inducted to Longhorn Athletic Hall of Honor in 1999) before serving as a college assistant at Southwest Texas and UTSA for five years. For 26 years from 1990 2016 he coached at Converse-Judson HS where the Rockets averaged 27 wins per year making the playoffs 25 times.His overall career record was 703-196 (78.2%), including seven regional appearances & three final fours. In 2011 he was inducted into the Texas HS Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and a coach. Mike and his wife Susie have three boys, Chris, Karl & David. He is the son of Lil and Jim Wacker (deceased) of San Marcos. Among his proudest achievements are coaching all three boys over eight years at Judson HS and serving as THSCA Senior Director from Region VIII – 2001-2002.49,00 $
#CharacterReps #THSCA201720,00 $
After having served over 25 years in the United States Army as a Human Intelligence Officer, retired Colonel and native Texan, J. Craig Flowers is now the Director of Athletics Consulting and Development for Horizon Performance LLC. Horizon Performance assists with the selection and development of NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS, Green Berets, NCAA Athletes, and more. Find out how elite talent trains to win.20,00 $
2017 Coaching School Volleyball Lectures9,00 $
Robin Gerlich | New Braunfels HS
Robin Gerlich is currently the Head Volleyball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at New Braunfels High School. During her 30 year career (28 years coaching) she has had teams compete in all classifications 2A-6A and managed to get over 700 career wins. Her coaching positions in La Vernia, San Antonio Holmes, San Antonio Churchill, Seguin and New Braunfels have all been special. During this time, she has seen 21 post season appearances, 16 district championships, 12 Regional teams, and 3 State appearances at three different schools. (Churchill, Seguin and New Braunfels). Gerlich is a three time TGCA All-Star Coach 1998, 2009, 2011 and San Antonio Express News Coach of the Year in 1997 & 2009.
Michaela Dahl | Hudl
Michaela Dahl is a former collegiate volleyball player at Nebraska Wesleyan University and a veteran member of the Hudl Coach Support team. She leads training and development for Hudl and has led over 45 training sessions at coaching clinics and events during her time at Hudl. In three years at Hudl, she has become a resource for coaches who want to integrate video and stats with their teams.
Genny Volpe | Rice University
Entering 2017, her 14th season at Rice, GennyVolpehas established the Owl volleyball program as a power in the Southwest. The Owls, with Volpe as head coach, have now been to three NCAA championships (2004, 2008, and 2009), the only three appearances in Rice’s history.9,00 $
Developing a Championship Culture: Great Coaches Make it a Priority #THSCA201720,00 $
Coaches often underestimate the importance of establishing and maintaining a healthy team culture. Using his experience working with some of the most successful programs in the country, Greg will provide coaches specific strategies they can use to develop a strong culture that is more likely to help their teams not only thrive in good times, but also in times of adversity.
2017 Head Coaching Academy39,00 $
The 3rd annual workshop for the THSCA Head Coaching Academy, built on our passion to help train the next generation of head coaches. This seminar is designed for head coaches who want to brand their program and hone their administrative skills, as well as younger coaches seeking the skills and mentoring it takes to become a head coach in the future.
One of the most important responsibilities as a coach is to help young athletes confront and comprehend the negative culture that challenges them in this day and time. Head coaches are responsible for providing their coaching staff with the moral guidance, proper encouragement and leadership to get that task accomplished. This event is open to all Coaching School attendees at no additional charge. Seating will be limited, so please arrive promptly. Again, we welcome both current head coaches and aspiring head coaches to attend!
Our 2017 Academy Speakers Include:
Tony Heath Head Football Coach, Pearland HS | “Establishing & Building a Program Philosophy”
Whether you are taking over a program that has been successful or unsuccessful, you better develop a culture/ philosphy from the start that is more than just the X’s and O’s you plan to run. It better be about what you, the head coach, live and breathe on a daily basis!
Tim Martin Assistant Athletic Director, Alief ISD | “Training the Next Generation of Head Coaches”
The most important priority in a young coaches’ career is to develop his/her philosophy of coaching. The rst thing that a beginning coach wants to talk about when asked about their coaching philosophy is offense and defense. In fact that may be the least important part of developing your philosophy as a coach. Your philosophy should instead create a system of principles for guidance in ALL areas of coaching.
Glen West Head Football Coach, Brenham HS | “Ways to Succeed in THE GREATEST PROFESSION in the World”
The role of a coach in today’s society encompasses more than it ever has before. How do we maintain our passion for this profession? How do we as peers in this profession and as a united association support one another? Coach West will help us outline a measurment for a successful coaching career and remind us what an honor it is to hold the title of “Coach!”
Todd Dodge Head Football Coach, Westlake HS | “Encourage Them to Play’em ALL”
Coach Dodge will address how to foster a positive atmosphere for the multisport athlete. Within an athletic department, coaches must speak the same language, be flexible, and make the multisport athlete feel special. Dodge will discuss a detailed plan on how to address this new mind set.
Dr. Walter Jackson Superintendent, Brenham ISD | “Landing the Athletic Director’s Job: Matching Vision and Action”
Next to the district superintendent and high school principal, the athletic director’s job is one of the most critical roles in the district. This session will explore fundamental concepts to help coaches understand the political savvy, coaching expertise and emotional intelligence required to land the athletic director’s position, prepare for the role and keep the job.39,00 $
2017 Coaching School Wrestling Lectures9,00 $
Paul Muck | Vandegrift Hs
Paul Muck has been teaching/coaching for the past 16 years. He has been the head wrestling coach at Anderson HS, Georgetown HS, and is currently in his third year at Vandegrift
HS. Over his 13 years as head coach; he has had 8 district titles, 3 regional titles, 60 state qualifiers, 13 state placers, 3 state runner-ups, and 3 state champions. He has been named Regional Coach of the Year 4 times and is currently the on the wrestling advisory committee.
Darren Snyder | Frisco Reddy HS
Coach Darren Snyder has been coaching wrestling in Texas for over 20 years. He has served seven years as an assistant coach, thirteen years as a head coach, and two years
as an official. His coaching stops include The Colony HS, Lewisville Hebron HS, Frisco Centennial HS, Prosper HS and next year willbe at Frisco Reedy High School. He has also
served as the Kids/Cadet Director for Texas/ USA Wrestling. He was inducted into the Texas Wrestling Hall of Honor in 2017. He has been married to his wife Kelli for seventeen years and has two children, Jakson (14) and Hadley (13).
Jerry Best | Allen HS
Allen High School:
- 9 Texas dual state championship teams in last 9 years
- 8 UIL TX state championship teams last 8 years
- 11 time regional champions
- 14 time district champions
- 30 wrestlers who have/are competing in college
- 106 high school state placers
- Career dual record of 279-72
- 122 age group All-Americans or National Champions
- 5 Cadet World Freestyle team members
- 1 Junior World Freestyle team member
- 1 University World Freestyle team member
- 100 TX State champions
- 60 National champions
2015 NFHS Texas State CoY and Section 6 Coach of the Year (CoY)
2013 NWCA Texas CoY and Region 6 National CoY
2009 & 2011 Texas State High School wrestling CoY
2007 & 2009 DFW Area Coach of the Year
2013 Region II CoY, and 2009, ’10, ’11 Region III CoY9,00 $
Tom Herman Changing a Culture #THSCA201720,00 $
Through the power of love, accountability and self-sacrifice a championship culture can be formed. The concept of “Unit Pride” and a total immersion of coaches in their players lives will create life-long, positive lessons as well as wins on the field.
2017 Coaching School Baseball Lectures19,00 $
Adam Foster | Georgetown HS
With a record of 119-55-2 Georgetown Baseball has won 4 of the last 5 district titles and has been to the bi-district round twice, regional quarterfinalsround twice, and to the state finals once in the last 5 years. We average 90% of the varsity roster for being Academic All-District, we have also averaged 3 Academic All-Statemembers per year(3 being the lowest number and 7 being the highest), each Senior will graduate with a minimum of 120 hours of community service. We feel our success on the field has a direct correlation to our success in the community and in the classroom. We compete in the classroom and on the field.
Randy Culp | Harker Heights HS
Coach Culp was born and raised in Killeen,TX. He graduated from Ellison High School in1993. At Ellison he was a 3 year letterman in baseball and was drafted in the 13th round(370th pick overall)ofthe 1993 amateur draft by the Montreal Expos. Upon completion of his baseball career, Coach Culp attended The University of North Texas where he graduated
with a Bachelors of Science in May of 2000. Coach Culp is beginning his 18th year in coaching and teaching. In May of 2013, he completed his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University. He is happily married to Allison Culp. She is a PPCD Outreach teacher with Killeen ISD. They have two boys, Easton (12) and
Chris Morris | Montgomery HS
Coach Morris completed his 21st year of coaching at Montgomery High School this year. He was the varsity assistant coach for the Bear baseball program for 12 years before
taking over as head coach in 2009. While in Montgomery, Coach Morris has helped lead two teamsto the state tournament, once as an assistant in 2005, and the other as head coach
in 2012. Since taking over as the head coach, Coach Morris has led the Bears to a record of 171-105. They have reached the playoffs seven out of nine years, won district in 2013, and made a trip to the state tournament in 2012. Coach Morris was named District Coach of the Year in 2013 and Montgomery County Coach of the Year in 2012
David Smith | Cibolo Steele HS
After graduating from Incarnate Word College, I am in my 23rd year of teaching and coaching. I began my teaching and coaching career at South San Antonio High School where I coached under Nick Casas and Robert Zamora, Jr. I then transferred to West Campus High School as their head baseball coach for one year. Upon leaving West Campus, I worked at Lee High School where I was the assistant to Mario Barrett for one year before assuming the head coach for the next five years. I was then offered the Head Baseball job at Steele High School,
becoming the second coach in the school’s short history. In the past ten seasons, the baseball program at Steele has advanced to the play-offs five times and captured one district championship. I have been happily married to Julie for 24 years and we have been blessed with three wonderful children. Dustin, 19, just completed his first year at Davidson College inNorth Carolina. Hannah, 16, will be a junior at Steele in the fall.
Frank Chumbley | Retired Coach
31 Years Coaching Experience w/ 24 Years as Head Baseball Coach
Married: Teresa Chumbley 28 Years W Four Kids and 6 Grandchildren
Playoffs : 17 Times
District Coach of the Year : 9 Times
Metro Coach of the Year : 3 Times
THSBCA High School All Star Game – Head Coach South All Stars 1996
Regional Director THSBCA 1999 – 2000
125 of my players received College Scholarships19,00 $
Genius, Power & Magic: Unleashing Your Personal Magnanimita #THSCA201720,00 $
Magnanimitas is a Latin word that means greatness of spirit and soul. It recognizes the fact that every human being is different. No matter who you are, you are unique, precious, and have something wonderful inside: your Magnanimitas. Every person can discover his or her greatness of spirit and soul; develop and nurture it; and then use it for the benefit of self, team, and others. When this happens, you are reminded that there is nothing like being part of a real team, a group of people who care about each other so much that their performance exceeds the apparent sum of the team’s component parts. Teams become great only because each member is too committed to let his or her teammates or colleagues down.20,00 $
2017 Coaching School Soccer Lectures19,00 $
Thomas Jones | Katy Tompkins HS
Coach Jones grew up playing soccer in the Houston area, played for BF Terry HS first soccer team. Played for Univ. of Mary Hardin Baylor, then graduated from Sam Houston State Univ. Started his coaching career as an asst. Coach at Brenham HS for 3 years, then head women’s coach at Foster HS. Spent 7 years as Head boys coach at Pearland HS, in 2013 started the boy's program at Katy Tompkins high school.
Erik Lane | Langham Creek HS
Coach Erik Lane has been a high school head soccer coach for 26 years posting a career record of 516-165-110. His teams have made the playoffs 22 times, capturing ten district championships, appearing in 8 regional final fours, five state tournaments and three state finals. He coached at Spring HS for 8 years, Brenham HS for 14 years and has been at Langham Creek HS in Cypress for the past four years. Prior to high school coaching, he was the head men’s coach at the University of Houston from 1989 - 1991, and posted a 10-6-4 regular season conference record over two seasons qualifying for the conference tournament both years. Coach Lane hasserved on the UIL advisor committee twice and has been involved with TASCO as a board member,
as TASCO President in 2007-2008 and in 2011, he was inducted into the TASCO Hall of Honor Erik Lane holds the USSF National Youth and National B Licenses and the NSCAA Advanced National and Premier Diplomas. He has also been active in select soccer coaching for almost 30 years and currently serves as Youth Academy Director for the Houston Texans Soccer Club - Cypress.
Fredy Sanguinetti | Katy Cinco Ranch HS
Coach Fredy Sanguinetti graduated from University of Texas Pan American (now UTRGV) in 1991 with a B.S. in Spanish, a minor in English. He then went on to play soccer professionally on international teams and in Houston while also working as a Spanish,ESL, Physical Education and Teen Leadership teacher. He has coached Volleyball, Football and after 17 years of coaching boys’ soccer, he became the girls’ soccer coach at Cinco Ranch High School.
Kevin Napier | Cypress Falls HS
•Head Coach for 19 years (Cypress Falls High
School, Eisenhower High School)
•Coaching Record of 201-112-97, 2 time
District Coach of the Year, 9 postseason
•Goalkeeper Coach-Staff Member US Soccer
Developmental Academy (Houston Texans
•Goalkeeper Coach and Team Coach:
Woodlands Elite Futbol Club, Spring Lone Star Soccer Club, Pursuit Soccer,
•Goalkeeper Coach: Woodlands /Goalkeeper Trainer for various Houston
•USSF and NSCAA Coaching Licenses
•Presenter for the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches Organization
•Regional Director for the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches Organization19,00 $
2017 Coaching School Softball Lectures9,00 $
Carrie Austgen | Deer Park HS
Head Softball Coach at Deer Park High School Educational Background: BS at Texas A & M University / MA at UHCL Coaching for 30 plus years of Softball coaching at the collegiate and High School levels. In the past six years has won Region III Title 4 times bringing home 2 state titles 11 Texas High School District Champ Titles Three Conference Titles and Two Regional titles as Jr College Head Coach Over 600 wins as head coach in High School and Jr College District Coach of the Year 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Texas Sports Writers Assoc. (TSWA) Coach of the Year Honor 2012, 2014 Texas Girls Coach’s Assoc. (TGCA) Coach of the Year and All-Star Coach 2014 Max Preps Coach of the Year 2012 NFCA Master Coach Certification 2012 Voted High School National Fastpitch Coaches Assoc. (NFCA) High School Representative 2012 & 2014
Wade Wilson | Texas Luthern University
Wade Wilson became the head softball coach at Texas Lutheran University on June 2, 2011. The 2017 campaign will mark the sixth year for Wilson at the helm of the Bulldog program, a softball program he’s quickly built into one of the best in all of NCAA Division III. The Bulldogs have won three consecutive Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships and have made three straight trips to the NCAA Division III regional tournament.9,00 $