Texas High School Coaches Association Executive Director D. W. Rutledge, has announced his retirement, effective December 2018. The legendary Judson High School football coach joined the THSCA in 2001 and took over the reins as Executive Director in 2004. During his tenure he has taken the THSCA mission statement of “Helping Coaches to Help Kids” to new heights with the implementation of programs such as the Professional Development Initiative, Texas Coaches Leadership Summit, The Head Coaching Academy, and Starting the Conversation. These programs are designed to assist coaches in helping kids on and off the field to lead successful lives. In 2008, Coach Rutledge helped establish the Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation and serves as the Executive Director of that organization as well. He also currently serves on the University Interscholastic League Medical Advisory Committee and is a Past President of the National Organization of Coaches Associations’ Directors.
Upon the recommendation of D. W. Rutledge and by unanimous consent of the THSCA Board of Directors, current Assistant Executive Director, Joe Martin, will be stepping into the role of Executive Director on January 1. Coach Martin was also a successful high school coach at Allen High School before joining the THSCA in April 2004 and has assisted Coach Rutledge in shaping the future of the THSCA to better serve coaches and athletes in the state of Texas.
The THSCA is also pleased to announce that Glen West will be the new Assistant Executive Director. The appointment was approved unanimously by the THSCA Board of Directors at the Board Meeting which was held March 4-5, 2018. West, who is serving as past-president of the THSCA this year, is currently the head football coach at Brenham High School. He is slated to begin his new job April 2.
Glen grew up in Brownwood playing for the legendary Gordon Wood and won the state championship in 1978 as a linebacker. His father was a coach on the staff with Gordon Wood from 1958 to 1984.
He started his career thirty-four years ago in Belton as an assistant for eight years before becoming the head coach in Kemp, Texas. He was the head coach for six seasons leading them to the playoffs three of the six years before moving to Brenham where he has served as head coach for the last 20 years. He has a career record of 226-84-1 with 21 trips to the playoffs including state championship game appearances in 2002, 2010 and 2013. His teams have won eleven district championships.
Glen and his wife Julie, have two daughters: Gracie, an elementary teacher in the Eanes ISD and Gretchen, a student at TCU.