The mission of the Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation is to develop funds from a broad range of donors including friends, businesses, corporations, foundations and trusts to provide professional education programs that will strengthen, reinforce and enhance professionalism in high school coaches throughout the state of Texas. These funds will also be used to enhance the Permanent Injury Program, Memorial Benefit Program and Benevolence Fund.
The Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation is committed to helping coaches be the best they can be for the benefit of our student athletes. Our comprehensive continuing educations program strengthens, reinforces and enhances the professionalism of coaches in Texas at both the high school and middle school levels. This program will directly affect the lives of over 1.5 million student athletes each year.
The payback will be measured in the hundreds of thousands of young student athletes who, because of their participation in high school athletics, will experience daily victories discovering within themselves the ability to overcome adversity, to develop leadership skills, to develop winning attitudes, to be hard workers, to be a part of a team which requires sacrifice and service to others while developing into responsible and productive citizens, leaders in business, academics, government and the military.
Produce specialized educational content including lectures, meetings, training, counseling, technology and online educational initiatives, conducted by experts in fields related to coaching and leadership development.
Programs to promote mentoring by seasoned coaches of younger coaches.
Programs to focus on development of student athletes, that teach the importance of academic accomplishment, character development and community responsibility.
Establish research and studies that will help us by providing the platform to defend high school athletics in Texas, giving us the statistical data we need to prove our worth and tell our story.
FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
COACH HUGH SANDIFER
COACH GARY JOSEPH
COACH RODNEY WEBB
COACH JOHN KING
DR. BUD CURTIS
DR. CURTIS CULWELL
One of our main priorities at Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation is to fund and provide educational content for coaches that goes above and beyond the realm of sports instruction. Leadership, character development, safety, ethics and professionalism are paramount to the future of athletics in the state of Texas and the THSCEF works to provide coaches the tools they need to continue to set the bar high on a national scale.
PERMANENT INJURY PROGRAM
Started in 1938, this program provides indemnity for permanent and total disability caused by injury sustained while participating in any sport sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League, which includes any game, scheduled practice or off-season athletic class under the supervision of a regularly employed coach who is a member of the THSCA. This program has since been extended to include both Private and Parochial school athletes. Injured athletes who qualify for this program are provided monthly checks for continued financial support.
MEMORIAL BENEFIT PROGRAM
In 1967, this program was initiated to provide indemnity in the case of a death of a junior high or high school athlete, whose head coach of the sport in which the death occurs, is a member in good standing of the THSCA. The program currently grants $3,000.00 for the death of an athlete when said death is caused by participating in any University Interscholastic League sanctioned sport, if an accident occurs in a game, scheduled practice or off-season athletic class, under the supervision of a regularly employed coach. This program has since been extended to include both Private and Parochial student athletes. Since inception, this program has provided over $218,000 in assistance to families of deceased athletes.
Created in 2005, the Benevolence Fund has allowed the enhancement of aid for both Permanent Injury and Memorial Benefits candidates. The fund permits the association to provide aid in hardship cases that extend beyond those covered by the current Permanent Injury and Memorial Benefit policies. Since 2005, this fund has afforded the opportunity to provide over $550,000.00 in financial assistance.