The Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) is the principle advocate and leadership organization for Texas high school coaches. THSCA provides the highest quality representation, education, and services to Texas high school coaches and affiliate members, and enhances the professionalism of coaches and the schools they represent. Our mission statement is simply this: To help and serve our Texas high school coaches as they work to help and serve our student athletes. "HELPING COACHES TO HELP KIDS."
The Texas High School Coaches Association was formally organized on November 28, 1930 with twenty-eight members and was called the Texas High School Football Coaches Association. The first big step for THSCA was in 1933, when the organization sponsored the first coaching school held in San Antonio and had 65 coaches in attendance. In 1935, the association inaugurated the North and South All-Star Football Game. In 1941, the association dropped the word "football" from its title and opened its doors to all secondary school coaches. This move paved the way for the addition of the All-Star basketball game in 1946. The THSCA has grown from 28 members to over 23,778 making it the largest organization of its kind in the world. In 2018, the annual coaching school attendance was over 14,000.
To help maintain the highest possible standards in athletics and the coaching profession and to work together for the improvement of conditions of Texas high school athletics.
To secure a better understanding of the opportunities of improvement in high school coaching and to place at the disposal of coaches sources of information.
To attempt to improve the major sports in all phases by aiding the coaches in securing a more thorough understanding of the various sports.
To have a representative group of coaches to whom athletic problems of general interest may be referred, in hopes of creating better relationships between schools.
To promote good fellowship and social contact among coaches.