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.
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.
PastHow we got started
Future Coaches of Texas began as an idea within the Thornton-McFerrin Coaching Academy at Texas A&M University.
PresentHow 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.
FutureWhere 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.
FCTA Advisory Council
AD/Head Football Coach, West Hardin High School, West Hardin County ISD
Head Girls Basketball Coach, Eisenhower High School, Aldine ISD
Girls Athletic Coordinator/PE Teacher, Brabham Middle School, Willis ISD
Assistant Athletic Director, Fort Bend ISD
Assistant Athletic Director, College Station ISD
Collea D. McKinney
Assistant Volleyball Coach, The Woodlands High School, Conroe ISD
8th Grade Asst Principal, Kranz Junior High School, Dickinson ISD
Chief Operating Officer, THSCA Education Foundation
Executive Director, Texas High School Athletic Directors Association