TOUCHDOWN CLUB'S UPCOMING EVENTS
Eight schools took home trophies for the 2014 Comerica Bank Sportsmanship Awards, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Shown in the photo above are, from left, Alvin football coach Chad Strban, winner in the Class 5A division; Rosehill Christian football coach Ryan Anthony, winner of the Private Schools/Class 3A category; FCA Director Eric Anderson; Comerica Bank vice president Pamela Lovett; and George Ranch football coach Ricky Tullos with Humble coach Charles West, both of whom tied for first place in the Class 4A category.
2014 SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON
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2013 UIL HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS DINNER
2013 PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL WINNERS
Click the Above Picture of the 2013 UIL Schools Winners to watch the 2013 Defensive Players; Click Here to watch 2013 Offensive Players from Touchdown Club's Dinner.
Click the Above Picture to watch all 30 of the 2013 finalists from the Private Schools Touchdown Club's Dinner.
The TD Club assists area high schools through community-service projects. The Club has awarded more than $180,000 in scholarships to almost 250 high schoolers in Greater Houston in the past 13 years, and have given out about $180,000 in weights and weight equipment to 37 Greater Houston high schools in the past eleven years. The high schools receiving weights are Booker T. Washington, Forest Brook, Reagan, Smiley and Houston Sterling in 2002; Kashmere, Madison, Scarborough, Wheatley and Worthing in 2003; Milby, Northbrook and Westbury in 2004; Furr, Sharpstown and Houston Austin in 2005; Willowridge, Jones, Sam Houston, Aldine and Yates in 2006; Eisenhower, Houston Lamar, Pasadena and Scarborough (again) in 2007; in 2008, Dulles, Furr (again) South Houston and Spring Woods; in 2009, Booker T. Washington (again), Hightower, Spring and Waltrip; in 2010, Alief Hastings and Jeff Davis; in 2011, Alief Elsik, Reagan (again) and Bellaire; in 2012, Humble, Houston Lee, and Madison (again); and in 2013, Hightower (again), La Marque and Lutheran North.
The TD Club has teamed up with the Houston Texans' Sean Washington, the team's director of player development, to distribute excess cleats and tennis shoes to high schools in the area. The Texans players receive multiple shoes that they cannot use each season, and the TD Club funnels those shoes to needy high schools. So far, schools assisted are in HISD, Fort Bend ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD, Anahuac, C.E. King, Goose Creek ISD, Bridge City, Pasadena ISD and Spring Branch schools Northbrook and Spring Woods.
We helped start the Senior Showcase in 2009 with the Houston Texans and with Houston ISD's Phil Camp and Coby Rhoden, during which more than 600 high school kids have been offered almost $50 million in scholarships and grants from NAIA and NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III schools. The event takes place in the Methodist Training Facility on the Texans campus
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
Fight ‘em until Hell freezes over, and then fight ‘em on the ice.'
-- TCU’s Dutch Meyer
'Three things happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad.'
-- Texas’ Darrell Royal
'Never been licked.' -- Movie about Texas A&M's Corps of Cadets
'I didn’t think anything of it at first. Then I thought to myself, ‘My God, he’s coming out here to hit me.' ’ -- Rice’s Dick Maegle before Alabama’s Tommy Lewis came off the bench to tackle him in the 1954 Cotton Bowl.
'He could take his’n and beat yours’n, and then he could take
yours’n and beat his’n.' -- Former Oilers head coach Bum Phillips on Don Shula
'I've found that prayer works best when you have big players.'
-- Knute Rockne, Notre Dame
'They beat us like a tied-up goat.'-- Texas Tech's Spike Dykes
'Always remember that Goliath was a 40-point favorite over David.'
-- Shug Jordan, Auburn
'We didn't tackle well today, but we made up for it by not blocking.'
-- John McKay, USC
'Football is not a contact sport, it is a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.' -- Duffy Daugherty, Michigan State
'In Alabama, an atheist is someone who doesn't believe
in Bear Bryant.' -- Wally Butts, Georgia
'Football is only a game. Spiritual things are eternal.
Nevertheless, beat Texas.' -- church sign in Arkansas
before 1969 Shootout
'Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on
the steering wheel.' -- Bobby Bowden, Florida State
'My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to
the ball and arrive in a bad humor.' -- Bowden Wyatt, Tennessee
'Gentlemen, it is better for you to have died a small boy
than to fumble this football.' -- John Heisman, Rice
great football moments you have experienced, then maybe
the Touchdown Club of Houston is for you.
GREAT FOOTBALL COACHES ON FOOTBALL
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St. Thomas HS won 2 of the 5 categories at the 2nd Annual Private HS Awards Dinner. Left is Lineman of the Year Joseph Lowery, center is Coach of the Year Tim Fitzpatrick & finalist Def Chris Zook.
The first TD Club event for the 2014 season is to bring in new University of Texas football coach Charlie Strong. We are working on many others. Please send the message to friends about our college football coaches speakers' series.
Also, please note that the TD Club offices will be shut down March 17-21 for Spring Break, with almost no access to e-mails or phones.
***Noon, Wed., April 23, 2014, Gallery Furniture University of Texas Day with Charlie Strong, presented by the Bank of Houston. New UT coach Charlie Strong will speak to the TD Club and talk about expectations for the team.
Tickets are $45 each. Tables are $450 (regular table), $600 (bronze table sponsor), $1,000 (silver table sponsor), $1,500 (gold table sponsor) and $2,500 (platinum table sponsor). Tables are 10 seats each. Premiun table sponsors will have their names in the event's paper program and have recognition at the event.
The JW Marriott requests that all ticket be purchased by Fri., April 18.
To pay for tickets, e-mail email@example.com, or call Neal Farmer at 713-849-9860. You also can use the PayPal option, listed lower on the same page.
OTHER COACHES CONFIRMED, WITH DETAILS TO FOLLOW:
Key Energy LSU Tiger Tour with coach Les Miles, May 14, JW Marriott
Texas A&M Day with coach Kevin Sumlin, June 11, JW Marriott
Baylor Day with coach Art Briles, presented by Gray Reed and Transwestern, July 16, JW Marriott
Attending the 2014 Induction Ceremonies into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco on Feb. 27 are, from left, Neal Farmer, TD Club executive director; TD Club Board member John Kelley; TD Club president Don Trull of Baylor, who was inducted into the Hall for his stellar quarterback career with the Bears; TD Club secretary William Wade, and TD Club Board member Dan Lubbock. Don was a two-time All-America at Baylor and set several records that were not broken until 2012 by Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. In 2013, Don was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.