AGENDA FOR THE DAY
9:00 am - Program begins
National Anthem sung by Nora Sanders from the Dean Corey Academy of Fine Arts in Arlington ISD
A welcome from the Mayor of Arlington, The honorable Jeff Williams
Opening Remarks from LTC Chol Chong, Recruiting & Retention Commander of the Texas Army National Guard
Challenge for the day from THSCA Executive Director Joe Martin
LIEUTENANT GENERAL MICHELLE JOHNSON
Former Senior VP and Head of Referee Operations for the NBA &Former Superintendent, US Air Force Academy
On the Fields of Friendly Strife
General Douglas MacArthur wrote these lines while Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, 1919–1922, and had them engraved over the entrance to the gymnasium: Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that, upon other fields, on other days will bear the fruits of victory. Coaches have always driven the culture of their teams. The importance of their leadership has only grown under increasing stresses in our daily lives. Individual qualities cultivated in sports to triumph over challenges thrive in a healthy culture -- “a good barrel” – and will sustain athletes, as well as coaching staffs, on the fields of athletic competition and in life beyond the arena.
COACH TODD MOEBES
Head Coach/Athletic Director at Lockhart HS
Life is not all about SPORTS, but SPORTS are all about life.
From the pregame to the 4th quarter we will embark on a journey of hope. Gratitude, protecting our profession, empowering our players and believing in our efforts are the foundations for great leadership. After all, Life is not all about sports, but sports are all about life.
COACH COLBY DAVIS
Head Girls Basketball Coach at The Colony HS
Lead Where Your Feet Are
The role you are in right now is loaded with potential. Never underestimate the power of the position you are in today. Leadership is about influence. You can influence people at any stage in your career or life.
MAJOR GENERAL GREGORY CHANEY
Deputy Adjutant General – Army, Texas Military Department
The Essential Element of Leadership
Why did you fall short of your goal? Even leaders with superior personal competencies miss a goal because they fail to develop one essential element of leadership. Explore the foundation for success through purpose, direction, and motivation within the Army leadership model. Bonus: Coaches are critical to national security.
2021 Coaching Beyond the Game Award presentation:
COACH ANDY CAVALIER
Assistant Coach at Canadian HS
Leave a Legacy
Every school, every community, our entire world is in desperate need of great coaches. What are the kids in your program learning from you that will continue to improve our communities long after your career is over? You see, we are all leaving a legacy through the lives of the kids we coach.
--- LUNCH BREAK ---
Special recognition of our ALL NEW R.O.C.K. Coaches Mentoring Program and our first-ever program sponsor College Football Playoff Foundation
2Words Character Development
Worth the Work
Student-athletes need coaches now more than ever. Distance learning, isolation, uprooted routines, and a new calendar year that looks to be doubling down on the craziness of the last. In this message, Stephen Mackey, better known as Coach Mackey, will share a message of hope and encouragement for the coaches who are on the front lines. Through humor, practical wisdom, and powerful testimony, he will challenge and equip you to keep doing the hard work of giving the best of you, for the best of your athletes. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth the work!
COACH KENDALL MILLER
Head Coach at Frisco Emerson HS
The Power and Nobility of Sports
The morality that society demands can only exist in a world where our youth is held accountable for their character and taught the value of serving others with a noble heart. Coaches are charged each day to harness their power of influence and utilize the platform of athletics as our greatest teacher!
Academy Award Winning Actor and Author of Greenlights
2:00 pm - Conclude Leadership Summit