Orono High School Football Coach
Trainer - Minnesota
Football, Wrestling, Soccer, Baseball, Rugby and Track/Field, Tex has shared the field of competition with coaches just like you, coaches that are seeking the best possible experiences for their athletes, parents and communities as related to sports. For the past 24 years, Tex has coached in the sports of wrestling, football, soccer and rugby. He has coached athletes at the local, state, regional and national levels. As a past four-sport athlete in high school, a college wrestler at the University of Minnesota and former Olympic trials participant in Freestyle/Greco wrestling, he has learned the pathways for athletes. He currently is a Bronze Level Certified Coach with the National Coaches Education Program for USA Wrestling. He continues to learn from and be mentored personally by coaches that have achieved state championships and NCAA national championships. As an educator at the University of Minnesota for 19 years he continues to research and provide leadership development workshops, presentations and classes to college athletes and non-athletes. His position as the Coordinator for Pre-Collegiate Outreach at the University of Minnesota has allowed him the opportunity to serve over 40,000 youth K-8th grade as a facilitator of various workshops. He is soon to complete his Masters Degree in Youth Development Leadership (Emphasis on Holistic Athlete Development) at the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his coaching, Tex currently volunteers in the Latino community encouraging youth of all ages to be healthy minded and active, as well as promoting levels of excellence in academics and citizenship. Tex is also the father of four children ages 12 to 19, who have become subject to years of his practicing coaching in his home.