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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 2023 Leadership Summit?

Monday, February 27, 2023

Esports Stadium - Arlington, TX (Get Directions)

Registration for this event is now open in the THSCA Member Portal
Tickets are $89 in advance and $99 at the door. 

A box lunch for attendee is included in the registration cost.

All seating is General Admission. Doors will open at 8:00 AM.
The Summit will run from approximately 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. 

Discounted Hotel Rooms will be available at:

Sheraton Arlington: Book HERE ($124 per night)

Aloft Dallas Arlington Entertainment District: Book HERE ($109 per Night)

Check out our speaker line-up...

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New York Times Bestselling Author of Let them Lead

Title: "Let Them Lead"

Based on John U. Bacon’s experience leading the Ann Arbor Huron hockey team from the school’s worst to best in three years (despite being the worst player in school history – and he can prove that!), all captured in his book, Let Them Lead: Unexpected Lessons in Leadership from America’s Worst High School Hockey Team. This is a fun presentation, and surprisingly moving, full of practical lessons that leaders of all kinds can use the next day, and deeper philosophies they can employ the rest of their careers to motivate their teams to work harder, work together, and take responsibility for their own success.

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Head Volleyball Coach - Bellville HS

Title: "Keys to Lasting Leadership: Lifelong Learning & Courageous Humility"

In Bellville, we all learn and grow into our roles of coaches and leadership with integrity, strength, discipline, high expectations and being resilient. Hopefully, we are creating lifelong learning for our players, coaches and teachers with being a consistent role model every day and instilling our culture, “The Bellville Way”!

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Womens Basketball Coach - Retired from Univ. of Texas

Title: "Championship DNA"

What REALLY makes a team great? Number of championships? Win-loss record? Rankings? Naismith Hall of Famer, Jody Conradt breaks down the rarely-discussed attributes of championship-level teams — and how to embed these habits and qualities into your team and staff.



Head Girls Basketball Coach - Summer Creek HS

Title: "It's Not About You"

In the position of leadership, we must realize that we arent doing it for ourselves, but we are doing it for others.  Leadership is a gift, and a gift is to be shared with other people.  When we as leaders are more conscious about the power of our influence, qualities such as compassion, transparency, and integrity will stand out to help others thrive.   


COACH JEFF DIXON (2023 Coaching Beyond the Game Award Winner)

Retired Coach - Formerly at Alvarado HS

Title: "A Crisis, A Calling, A Charge"

A challenge to strategically embed positive influence designed to counter worldly culture. As leaders, we have been given a powerful platform. How are you using it?

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Superintendent of Houston ISD

Title: "The Power of Influence"

Leadership begins with empowering team members to make decisions that lead the charge towards fulfilling the organizational vision.  It was the trust and direction I received from my parents, colleagues and mentors that allowed me to develop the necessary skills to excel throughout my career.  As leaders, we must play our part in inspiring creativity and leadership that creates positive workplace culture.  I encourage leaders to abide by the old adage, “Each one teach one. Each one reach one.”



2words Character Development

Title: "4-L's in the Locker Room"

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Inspirational Speaker/Author

Title: "Using Sports to Empower and Unite"

Former Chicago Cubs Minor Leaguer, Chris Singleton became a nationally-renowned speaker with a message of resilience, forgiveness and unity following the loss of his mother in the 2015 Mother Emanuel Church Tragedy. Since then he has shared his message with over 100 organizations annually and specializes in teaching athletes and coaches how to have a united team on and off the field. After hearing Chris share you'll be inspired to love more, do more and be the change you wish to see in this world.

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Boys Athletic Coordinator/Head Football Coach at Canyon HS

Title: "Leading with Love"

Relationships are the foundation of coaching and even though relationships take both parties involved, coaches are leaders and should lead by example. Loving your athletes is vital, however, there is so much more love coaches can give to everyone around them. If your program is not centered on love, your program is falling short. Coach Winfrey will discuss how love fits into the daily aspects of coaching, how love can change the way you coach each day, and how love can not only take your program to the next level, but has the opportunity to change lives.

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