About Us

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.


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 have been 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.  Registration is now open for High Schools to submit new chapter applications.


Where we are headed


As FCTA grows, we expect to host regional events and evaluate the need and interest in rolling FCTA into Middle Schools.

FCTA Advisory Council

George Taylor

AD/Head Football Coach, Colmesneil High School, Colmesneil ISD

Thomasina Gatson

Head Girls Basketball Coach, Eisenhower High School, Aldine ISD

Raelyn Norvell

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

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

Angela Spurlock

Assistant Athletic Director, Katy Independent School District

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Student Seminar - Spring 2022




Student Seminar - Fall 2022




Student Seminar - Spring 2023




Student Seminar - Fall 2023



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