Brief History of The Texas Girls Coaches Association
The Texas Girls Coaches Association is one of the largest associations of coaches, and the largest association for coaches of girls' athletics in the United States. Established in 1953 with a membership of less than 100, it has grown to in excess of 7,000 members today and includes coaches and administrators in all levels of education. The governing body -- officers, directors, committee chairs -- are member coaches selected by TGCA members. The TGCA is sanctioned by the Texas University Interscholastic League although it is not a part of the UIL. TGCA honors athletes and coaches in all sports sanctioned by the UIL. The annual Summer Clinic sponsored by the TGCA is well-known throughout the United States and attracts nationally recognized volleyball, basketball, track & field, cheer, tennis, soccer, and softball clinicians. TGCA is certified by the Texas Education Agency to provide professional development lectures. In conjunction with the annual Summer Clinic, two volleyball, basketball and softball All-Star games are played featuring 152 of the most outstanding incoming senior athletes in Texas. In addition, 48 cross country and 48 track & field athletes are honored, as well as 32 cheerleaders being honored. The clinic and All-Star games attract approximately 10,000 coaches, their families, and fans of girls' volleyball, basketball, cross country, track & field, cheerleading and softball from Texas and surrounding states.