AGENDA FOR THE DAY
by Emcee Craig Way
National Anthem sung by
Mansfield Timberview High School Choir
Challenge for the day
COACH CARLESA DIXON
Assistant Athletic Coordinator/Head Girls Basketball Coach at Summer Creek HS
It's Not About You
COACH TODD WINFREY
Head Football Coach at Canyon HS
Leading with Love
>>>Special recognition of our R.O.C.K. Coaches Mentoring Program participants.
Superintendent for the Houston ISD
The Power of Influence
Retired Women's Basketball Coach - Univ. of Texas
2023 Coaching Beyond the Game Award presentation:
COACH JEFF DIXON
Former Head Football Coach at Alvarado HS
A Crisis, A Calling, A Charge
>>>Special presentation by Cornerstone sponsor, BSN Sports.
--- LUNCH sponsored by the Friday Night Lights Against Opioids Program ---
>>>Special presentation from our lunch sponsor Friday Night Lights Against Opioids.
2Words Character Development
The Professionalism of a Coach
Using Sports to Empower and Unite
COACH SUSAN BREWER
Head Volleyball Coach at Bellville HS
Keys to Lasting Leadership: Lifelong Learning & Courageous Humility
JOHN U. BACON
New York Times Bestselling Author of Let Them Lead
Keys to Lasting Leadership: Lifelong Lead
2:15 pm - Conclude Leadership Summit
SUMMER CREEK H.S.
Coach Dixon is a Dallas native who played college ball at UNLV and Wichita State University and played professionally in Sweden for the 2004-05 season. Coach Dixon has been teaching and coaching for 16 years (14 years as a varsity head basketball coach). She is currently in her 5th year at Summer Creek High School of Humble ISD where she serves as the head girls basketball coach and Assistant Athletic Coordinator. Coach Dixon has led 3 different programs Dallas Lincoln, John Tyler, and Summer Creek) to regional appearances, and 3 teams to state Final Four and Championship game appearances (Dallas Lincoln HS-2013, and Summer Creek HS- 2019 and 2022). 6x district championships- Dallas Lincoln (2013, 2015, 2016); Summer Creek (2019, 2020, 2022) 4x District Coach of the Yr Vype Co Coach of the Yr. (2019) GHAGBA All-star coach (2019, 2022) Houston Chronicle Coach of the Year (2022) TGCA All-star coach (2022) Current coaching record at Summer Creek (151-28) Overall coaching record is 329-144 *2019 THSCA Speaker *2020 TABC Virtual Clinic Speaker *2022 Spring ISD “LIFT” Program Speaker.
In June 2021, Millard House II was elected unanimously by the Board of Education as the superintendent of the Houston Independent School District. Superintendent House most recently served as superintendent of the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in Tennessee and in 2021 was named TN Mid-Cumberland Superintendent of the Year. Under his leadership, CMCSS produced steady academic gains across subject areas. Superintendent House is a Tulsa, OK native who started his career as a physical education teacher and has more than 25 years of experience in education and the nonprofit sector. He previously served as chief operating officer of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina and as deputy superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools in Oklahoma.
Prior to joining the executive cabinet in Tulsa, he founded and led a college preparatory middle school in one of the city’s most economically underserved neighborhoods. Over four years, Superintendent House’s school became one of the highest-performing and most sought-after schools in the community. Before founding his school, Superintendent House was one of the nation’s youngest public-school administrators as he served as assistant principal for one year and principal for four years at Marian Anderson Elementary School in Tulsa at the age of 26.
During Superintendent House’s tenure, Anderson Elementary went from being designated one of the lowest performing schools in the state of Oklahoma to being one of the highest performing Title I schools in the state of Oklahoma. In 2003, Superintendent House was voted Tulsa Public Schools’ Principal of the Year. He was the first African American educator to earn this honor. He also was named the Outstanding Administrator of the Year by the Tulsa Area Alliance of Black School Educators.
Superintendent House earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Montevallo, Alabama and his Master of Administration in School Administration from Northeastern State University, Oklahoma. He also graduated from the Fisher School Leadership Program at the Hass School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.
FORMERLY ALAVARADO H.S.
Coach Dixon is a fantastic role model for students and promotes good character both on and off the field. Coach Dixon was an assistant coach in several storied programs throughout his career. He was a member of Southlake Carroll's first state championship coaching staff in 1988, also coaching at Katy High School during their 2000 and 2003 state championships years. He was a graduate of Katy High School and was inducted into the Katy ISD Sports Hall of Honor as both a player and coach. Coach Dixon was a member of Sam Harrell's staff at Ennis, reaching the state semi-finals in 1999. Coaches Bob Ledbetter and Steve Lineweaver (SLC), Coaches Mike Johnston and Gary Joseph (Katy), and Coach Sam Harrell (Ennis) are all THSCA Hall of Honor coaches who played a big role in Coach Dixon's development as a coach. Coach Dixon is the longest tenured and the winningest head coach in Alvarado's history. His Alvarado teams competed in the state playoffs 13 years, while winning district titles four of those years. The 2010 team reached the state semifinals, and the 2011 team played for a state championship. He served on the THSCA Board of Directors from 2018-22. Coach Dixon recently accepted a job to serve as Associate Athletic Director/Head Football Coach at Southwest Christian School in Fort Worth.
Chris Singleton is a former professional athlete drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2017. Following the loss of his mother in a racially motivated mass shooting, Chris has now become an inspirational speaker and best-selling author who has shared his message of unity and racial reconciliation with NFL and NBA teams as well as multiple Fortune 500 companies across the country. He shares with over 100 organizations and over 30,000 students annually and resides with his spouse Mariana and his sons CJ and Caden in Charleston, SC.
JOHN U. BACON
John U. Bacon has worked nearly three decades as a writer, a public speaker, and a college instructor, winning awards for all three.
Bacon earned an honors degree in history (“pre-unemployment”) from the University of Michigan in 1986, and a Master’s in Education in 1994. In 2005-06, the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship named him the first recipient of the Benny Friedman Fellowship for Sports Journalism.
He started his journalism career covering high school sports for The Ann Arbor News, and then wrote a light-hearted lifestyle column before becoming the Sunday sports feature writer for The Detroit News in 1995. He earned numerous state and national awards for his work, including “Notable Sports Writing” in The Best American Sports Writing in 1998 and 2000.
He has authored twelve books on sports, business, health, and history, five of which are New York Times bestsellers, including: His book, The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism, became a national best seller when it was released on November 7, 2017. His newest title, released September 2021, is Let Them Lead: Unexpected Lessons in Leadership from America’s Worst High School Hockey Team.
Bacon has taught at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, and teaches at the University of Michigan, where the students selected him for the 2009 Golden Apple award, given annually to the University’s top teacher.
A popular corporate speaker, executive coach, and leadership consultant, Bacon delivers speeches on the themes taken from his books, and coaching and teaching experiences -- including leadership, diversity, creativity, storytelling, and motivating the next generation, -- to corporations, universities, and other groups around the country and the world. In 2011, the Michigan Chapter of Meeting Planners International (MMPI) named him “Speaker of the Year.”
Bacon is now an average hockey player, a mediocre Spanish speaker, and a poor piano player – but this has not stopped him from enjoying all three. He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and son.
Todd Winfrey graduated from Monterey High School in Lubbock and then played football and graduated from Hardin-Simmons University, under legendary coaches, Jimmie Keeling and Alan Wartes. He received his undergraduate degree in Physical Education and then his master’s degree in Sports Management. He is married to his amazing wife, Jennifer, who received her undergraduate degree and Master of Physical Therapy, both from Hardin-Simmons as well. They have 4 daughters, Brylee, a senior at Lubbock Christian University, where she played basketball and is finishing up her education degree, Kenadee, a sophomore at UNLV, where she plays basketball, Abree, a Senior at Canyon High School who will continue her athletic track career at the University of Kansas, and Sydnee, a Sophomore at Canyon High School, who participates in Volleyball, Basketball, and Track.
Coach Winfrey was a graduate assistant coach at Hardin-Simmons for 3 years, then coached at Anson High School for 1 year, while Jennifer finished her Physical Therapy degree. They then moved to Canyon, to work for high school legend Blake Bryant. He worked for Coach Bryant as Offensive Coordinator for 21 years, and then, upon Coach Bryant’s retirement, he became the head coach at Canyon High School, and just completed his 2nd season in that capacity. In 23 years at Canyon, the Eagles have reached the playoffs 19 times, and been to the State Semi-Finals twice, in 2006 and 2020.
Her love was basketball. Her aspirations were to teach. Fortunately, she is native to a state which takes pride in its passion, independence and can-do attitude. Those traits, along with her graceful, compassionate style, Texas-sharp wit and humor, and desire to bring education and sport opportunities to young women, advanced Conradt into a visionary leader for women's college basketball and women's sports administration. A few of her achievements include:
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1998)
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, Knoxville, Tenn. (1999 inaugural class)
The University of Texas Women's Athletics Hall of Honor (2000 inaugural class)
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame, Women's Sports Foundation, New York (1995)
International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame, Kingston, R.I. (2003)
The University of Texas-Arlington Athletics Hall of Honor (1987)
Sam Houston State University Athletics Hall of Fame (2010)
Texas Association of Basketball Coaches High School Basketball Hall of Fame (1998)
Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Waco, Texas (1998) and TSHF Southwest Conference Hall of Fame
United States Sports Academy Distinguished Service Award (2015)
U.S. Basketball Writers National Coach of the Year (1984)
Women’s Basketball Coaches Association National Coach of the Year (1980, 1984, 1986)
John and Nellie Wooden National Coach of the Year (1997)
National Coach of the Year ESPY Media Vote (2004)
Southwest Conference Coach of the Year (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1996)
100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America, Institute for International Sport, Kingston, R.I. (2007)
As only the second woman ever inducted into the Springfield, Mass., Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998, Conradt is known as a pioneer, but also a durable, dynamic and ethical leader who gave credibility to her sport during 31 years as head coach with the Longhorns. From 1992-2001, Conradt served UT in a dual role as basketball coach and women's athletics director. She continues to serve the University as a special assistant to women's athletics.
Stephen Mackey, better known to thousands of students and coaches as Coach Mackey, is a character development coach based in Texas. Through live talks, camps, seminars, and curriculum, Mackey equips and encourages high school coaches and athletes to go beyond the game.
In January 2017, Mackey asked the question: “What would it take to help one million athletes and coaches connect the dots between sports and life?” The answer to that question became 2Words Character Development (www.2words.tv). The 2Words Character Development program is built on the core principles of integrity, belief, toughness, relentless effort, excellence, and servant leadership.
Mackey and his team have worked hard to make 2Words one of the top character development programs in the country. In 2021, that hard work paid off as 2Words Character Development became the official character development curriculum of the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA).
His first book, The Locker Room: How Great Teams Heal Hurt, Overcome Adversity, and Build Unity, will release May 10th, 2022 (www.amazon.com/author/Coachmackey)
Mackey is a first-generation college graduate with a B.S. from Texas A&M University and a M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Mackey is currently working on a Doctorate of Ministry, also at Fuller. Among his many accomplishments, Mackey is most proud of his role as a devoted husband and father.
Every day is a “GR8T Day to Be a Brahmanette” and Coach Susan Brewer loves being able to share her expertise and passion for coaching to her beloved Bellville Brahmanettes as the Head Volleyball Coach and Women’s Coordinator at Bellville High School!
Coach Brewer started her coaching career in 1977 upon graduating from East Bernard High School and Mary Hardin Baylor College when she was hired to become a member of the Bellville High School coaching staff and given the opportunity to establish a volleyball program for the District. This recently inductee to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, remains at Bellville to this day after 46 years and is still as energetic and hard working as that first season. She has successfully created and maintained the Bellville Volleyball Program which has gained attention at the local, regional, state and even national level. As the winningest active coach in Texas currently, Coach Brewer has led her team to 1,178 victories so far. Her teams have made 41 playoff appearances with having won or shared 36 District Championships, won 18 Regional Championships to advance to the State Tournament and have brought home 9 State Championships and been State Finalists 4 times and State Semi Finalists 5 times. The Brahmanettes made 8 consecutive State tournament appearances from 1990-1997, winning 6 titles during that span including back-to-back to back State Championships in 1995, 1996, and 1997.
Coach Brewer has coached generation of players in Bellville with many earning college volleyball scholarships and numerous having followed her footsteps into the coaching profession! Through the many programs for all age groups of the Bellville community, Coach Brewer enjoys working with those from the past, the present and future Brahmanettes as they become part of the special family that is the Bellville Brahmanettes in Bellville, America!