Future Coaches of Texas Association

FCTA Vision

The Future Coaches of Texas Association (FCTA) introduces young adults to the fundamentals of coaching and encourages them to explore opportunities in the coaching profession.

About FCTA

Through FCTA, accredited educational entities throughout the state of Texas can establish local chapters to introduce students to coaching concepts and encourage them to build an understanding of how to promote athletic performance, facilitate team leadership, and drive towards overall excellence as a future coach.


How we got started

March 2021

Future Coaches of Texas began as an idea within the Thornton-McFerrin Coaching Academy at Texas A&M University.


How we are moving forward


The program elements are being defined with the help and support of the FCTA Advisory Council, Texas High School Coaches Association, Texas High School Athletic Directors Association and the Texas Education Agency.


Where we are headed

By December 2023

Our goal is to have 10 pilot schools enrolled in the program to help establish processes and provide guidance as we prepare to open enrollment to all high schools throughout Texas.

Upcoming Events

FCTA Advisory Council

George Taylor

AD/Head Football Coach, West Hardin High School, West Hardin County ISD

Thomasina Gatson

Head Girls Basketball Coach, Eisenhower High School, Aldine ISD

Raelyn Johnson

Girls Athletic Coordinator/PE Teacher, Brabham Middle School, Willis ISD

Shannon Rideout

Assistant Athletic Director, Fort Bend ISD

Megan Symank

Assistant Athletic Director, College Station ISD

Collea D. McKinney

Assistant Volleyball Coach, The Woodlands High School, Conroe ISD

Patrick Spies

8th Grade Asst Principal, Kranz Junior High School, Dickinson ISD

Libby Pacheco

Chief Operating Officer, THSCA Education Foundation

Rusty Dowling

Executive Director, Texas High School Athletic Directors Association