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What Colleges Produce Texas High School Coaches?

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Where do all the Texas high school coaches come from?  According to the 58th Texas Coaches Directory, published by Western Sports Guides, there are a few surprises.  Sure, everyone expects Baylor, The University of Texas and Texas A&M to have quite a few, but Angelo State? Western New Mexico? Wayland Baptist?

Here are the top 20 pipelines for Texas high school coaches and the number of active coaches from each:

1- Angelo State University 93
2- Stephen F. Austin University 80
3- Texas Tech University 70
4- Tarleton State University 58
5- Western New Mexico University 57
6- Texas State University – San Marcos 56
7- Sam Houston State University 49
8- Sul Ross State University 47
9- Texas A&M University 46
10- Eastern New Mexico University 39
11- West Texas A&M University 35
12- Baylor University 34
13- North Texas, University of 33
14- Texas A&M University-Kingsville 32
15- Abilene Christian University 29
16- Wayland Baptist 29
17- Texas A&M University - Commerce 29
18- Texas, University of 23
19- Lamar University 21
20- Panhandle State University 19

The pipelines of Angelo State, Stephen F. Austin & Texas Tech graduates coaching in Texas dwarfs that of larger universities.

Texas high school football directory

The Coaches Directory has been called "the bible" of coaching directories since 1954.  It is an invaluable resource for coaches and athletic directors looking to fill a spot on their schedule or just to meet their fellow coaches.

The 58th Annual Coaches Directory can be purchased online at http://www.coachesbook.com/Tivities/Prices.htm

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  1. Clarence S. Harper

    August 15, 2012 at 11:55 am

    What is the number on Hardin-Simmons University graduates in the Texas High School coaching ranks?

  2. Chris Doelle

    August 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Not sure, the guide right now only lists these Top 20. By next season, we will be able to sort and dissect the data more and will be able to answer that.

  3. Rusty oglesby

    August 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Last we counted we were well over 85!!

    • Gary

      August 15, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      I think the ones that they are listing are only Head Coaches.

  4. A Guz

    August 16, 2012 at 7:23 am

    it has to be only head coaches. I’d like to see TOTAL coaches including assistants. Hardin Simmons University is definitely up there.

  5. Bill Wood

    August 17, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Coach Gordon Wood formerly of Brownwood was a Hardin Simmons grad and retired and deceased. Coach Darren Allmen of Austin Westlake is Hardin Simmons as is Coach Matt Anastacio of Gregory-Portland. i’m sure this list is Head Coach with over 1,000 H.S. in the state of Texas.

  6. Chris Doelle

    August 17, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Yeah, we are working on a more comprehensive list. This was just a tidbit in the Sports Guide that we found interesting.

  7. Austin

    December 27, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    McMurry University has a lot out there too!

  8. Billy Jack

    January 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    when will y’all have an updated list? and is this only head coaches or does it include all coaches in the state?

    • Chris Doelle

      January 9, 2014 at 8:56 am

      This was a report that came out last year. If we get new info, we will update.

  9. Billy Jack

    January 9, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I am a graduate assistant at Tarleton State in the Kinesiology department working on my doctorate, I think this would make for a great research project to delve deeper into the alma maters of varsity football coaches in Texas. Any ideas on the best way to get started?

What are your thoughts?