What is the Texas Coaches Leadership Summit?

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. We will be featuring a slate of excellent speakers who will be addressing core values in the hopes that our coaches statewide can carry the torch to help our student athletes become successful and responsible citizens. 

When & Where is the 2020 Leadership Summit?

Thank you to all who attended our 2020 Leadership Summit! What and amazing day of encouragement and wisdom from all of our speakers!
Check back soon for video from the speakers and more information on the 2021 Coaches Leadership Summit!

Derrick Brooks NFL Hall of Fame Linebacker
Character Counts in Life Because Everyone is Valuable & has Value to Give!

People say that TEAM means that Together. Everyone. Achieves. More. but how? It is thru TEAM (Trust, Effort, Accountability/Attitudes, and Motivation!)

Coach Brooke Brittain Army Veteran and Head Girls Basketball Coach at Arlington Martin HS
Turn your Light On. Get your Fight On.

In coaching and combat, I’ve had to navigate some dark hours. Operating in the dark must sometimes be done out of necessity, but it is not a place to live in. After 18 years in the army with 3 tours in the Middle East and 10 years as the head basketball coach at Martin High School, I’m sharing a personal look at my navigation through dark times, turning my light on, and getting my fight on in the army, on the court, and in life.

Jon Gordon Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker

Power of Positive Leadership

Based on his Wall Street Journal bestselling book The Power of Positive Leadership, Jon Gordon presents how and why positive leaders transform teams and organizations and change the world. Positive leadership is not about fake positivity. It is the real stuff that makes great leaders great. The research is clear. Being a positive leader is not just a nice way to lead. It's the way to lead if you want to build a great culture, unite your organization in the face of adversity, develop a connected and committed team and achieve excellence and superior results.

Coach Jim Ledford Head Football Coach at Richardson Berkner HS

10 Minutes that can Change an Opinion of your Program 

In order for your program to reach its potential you need everyone pulling in the same direction.  You can take 10 minutes of your time and win over the largest group on campus.  Plus, Coach Ledford will discuss how to leave your senior athletes with something that will last a lifetime and have fun at the same time.

Coach Lee Wiginton Head Football Coach at Midlothian Heritage HS & 2020 Coaching Beyond the Game Award Winner

If I Knew Then

In the coaching profession, an enormous amount of time is spent teaching leadership development and game plan strategy. While both are vitally important, team building activities may well be the most valuable elements of any successful team.  Exciting victories and heartbreaking losses will be remembered by some, but the experiences gained through team-building activities leave a lasting impact on EVERY team member. 

Karen Bryant NBA/WNBA Executive; Former CEO Atavus Football
The Leadership Mirror... Reflections Through the Decades

Bryant has spent more than four decades in and around sports, contributing to high school, college and pro Championships, first as a player and then as an executive.  Like most, her path has been marked with ups and downs, triumphs and hardships, wins and losses. Over the years, her personal journey – a collection of invaluable lessons, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and memorable encounters – has shaped her leadership style and values. 

Coach Drew Sanders Head Football Coach at Austin Vandegrift HS
Transform your Program

Coach Sanders will share a paradigm shifting concept for all current or future head coaches. He will share that unique philosophy and four program changing events that will revitalize your program from the inside out.  Not only will these thoughts make you a more effective coach and your program more successful during competitions but will make your daily life as a coach easier and more rewarding.

Damon West Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker

Be A Coffee Bean!

Like a coffee bean changes boiling water in a pot of coffee, the power to change any environment is within you. This former D1 QB, who was sentenced to life in a Texas maximum security prison, shares how he used the coffee bean analogy to transform his world, both in and after of prison. His impact on Texas high school football and college football teams can be seen from Austin Westlake all the way to Clemson University, where Coach Todd Dodge and Coach Dabo Swinney have adopted the slogan “Be a coffee bean” on their team shirts.

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