Conference Recap

We had a great conference this year! Thank you to all that attended. Below you will find links to our conference presentations. 

Conference Welcome and TCSAAL Update

College Readiness


Get in the Game (Other TCSAAL Activities to consider)

Flag Football

RSportz Using the TCSAAL Website

Join us for the 2023-2024 TCSAAL Coaches Conference

WHEN: August 22nd & 23rd, 2023
WHERE: Texas State Capitol, Extension Building, Legislative Conference Center E2.002, 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Click here to register for the conference 

Tentative Schedule


August 22, 2023

11:00 AM - Check-In

12:00 PM – TCSAAL President Welcome and Update

1:00 PM - Keynote Speaker – Greg Nared, Senior Vice President - Dallas Mavericks

2:00 PM - NCAA College Readiness / Eligibility

3:00 PM - RSportz (From Roster Submissions to Inputting Game Results, How to Navigate and Utilize the League Website)

4:00 PM - Regional Breakouts

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Rooftop Reception


August 23, 2023

9:00 AM – A path for every student! Beyond our core activities: Overview of Cheer, Wrestling, Golf Tennis, ESPORTS, Academics & Arts

10:00 AM - Keynote Speaker - President Damphousse - President, Texas State University

11:00 AM - Lunch | Presentation of the 2022-2023 TCSAAL Texas Cup Award Winners | Presentation overview of the TCSAAL Award opportunities for the 2023-2024 school year. 

12:00 PM - Flag Football Rules Overview 

1:00 - 3:00 PM - Concussion Training Bi-Annual Required Training (2 Hour)

TCSAAL 2023 Conference Keynote Speakers


Day 1

Greg Nared - Senior Vice President - Dallas Mavericks

Greg Nared offers more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, athlete management, client relations and sports marketing. Most recent he holds the position as the SVP Player Relations, Mavs Gaming and Youth Basketball at the Dallas Mavericks. His primary focus is to provide strategic direction for youth basketball, community, player relations, and Mavs Entertainment. Greg has played an integral role in having one of the most innovative youth basketball programs in the NBA. Greg operated and owned the Greg Nared Agency where he worked directly with professional athletes in both golf and basketball, including marketing the clients or products in promoting their career within his or her given field as well as any interests off the field of play. Greg is also responsible for meeting with team owners, managers, coaches, and other individuals to develop rapport and partnerships promoting the organization as well as the clients GNA represents. Much of his day is spent in contract negotiating, working with athlete sponsors, networking, speaking with other professionals and keeping abreast of current trends and information that may affect decisions the organization and agent recommends to the clients. Lastly, Greg’s expertise and experience in investments, business management, finance, risk analysis, and trends in sports helped facilitate success in recruiting, developing, and sustaining clients and sponsorships.

Prior to working at the Greg Nared Agency, Nared worked as the Vice President for Golf for the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills, California. Greg was responsible for working directly with LPGA / PGA executives in helping to promote the athletes career. Greg also worked on negotiating contracts in the best interest of the athlete. His role included improving salary, making provisions for injuries, and taking other options in lieu of salary increases. He made recommendation to athletes regarding long-term as opposed to short-term benefits. Greg also worked on Brand and PR plans for athletes. In doing so, he worked on a short-term and long-term strategy that best fit the overall goals and objectives for athletes. Nared recruited athletes to increase the client base. Lastly, Nared worked very closely with Professional Golfer Extraordinaire Michelle Wie. He was responsible for day-to-day operations with the Wie family. He negotiated corporate sponsorship and appearance fees contracts, coordinated public relations, handled Michelle’s schedule, and worked as an adviser to Wie.

Nared also delivered 15 years of athlete management and strategic planning to Nike. First joining Nike as the East Coast Field Representative for professional basketball in 1992, Greg led in the strategic development of NBA brand athletes including Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and Penny Hardaway. Nared was involved in orchestrating Sports Marketing efforts in support of all product engines. He cemented the bond between Nike and key players, teams, and coaches through attention to service detail, personal relationship building, basketball knowledge and intuition. Nared negotiated contracts, managed marketing and advertising campaigns. He was then promoted in 1995 to work as the Product Line Manager for Nike Basketball consisting of men’s, women’s, and Jordan apparel. Two years later, he was promoted to work as the Business Affairs Manager for Tiger Woods where he managed all aspects of business around Tiger including product development, budget, marketing, promotions, and public relations. He also was a key advisor to Tiger in non-Nike business as well. Nared played a key role in new business development for Nike Golf and Tiger, managed relationships with Tiger’s sponsors and helped to generate over $10 million in incremental sales with key partners such as General Motors, Tag Heuer, EA Sports, American Express, and Upper Deck. Greg played a huge role in developing the Tiger Woods brand today. Before joining Nike, Greg was a Sales Manager for the Washington Bullets (Washington Wizards). He managed a team of sales representatives that sold season tickets to both individuals and corporations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

A native of Wilmington, Ohio, Nared holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Maryland in College Park where he lettered in basketball for 4 years. Nared founded the Boost Foundation, a non-profit organization serving Portland’s at-risk youth. He also served as a board member for Self Enhancement, Inc. a Portland, Oregon based non-profit organization for 4 years. Greg speaks around the country at schools and on behalf of corporations about the value and importance of education.

In the 2002 edition of Details Magazine, Greg Nared was named one of the top executives under the age of 40.

Day 2

Dr. Kelly Damphousse - President - Texas State University 

Dr. Kelly Damphousse was named the tenth president of Texas State University on April 21, 2022, after a unanimous vote of The Texas State University System Board of Regents.

Before joining Texas State, President Damphousse served as chancellor of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro for five years. He previously served as associate dean and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma.

President Damphousse began his academic career as an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and then at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, before joining the University of Oklahoma faculty. He is an accomplished scholar, having earned the title of Presidential Professor of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma based on his extensive research on terrorism, substance abuse, and the criminal justice system.

President Damphousse, or Kelly as he prefers to be known, was born and raised in a small fishing village in northern Canada. He moved to southern Alberta in Grade 12, where he later earned an associate degree in law enforcement from Lethbridge Community College. After graduation, he worked as a prison guard for three years.

Kelly had two early ambitions, the first being to become a goalie in the National Hockey League. After a failed attempt at a hockey tryout, he pursued his second dream to be a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer, which inspired him to head south to the Lone Star State to complete a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Sam Houston State.

In Texas, Kelly developed a new dream, which involved staying in the states with his future wife Beth, whom he met while they attended Sam Houston State. After he completed his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State, he and Beth were married in her hometown of Bryan, Texas. She encouraged him to enter graduate school, and he eventually earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in sociology from Texas A&M University, during which time both their daughters were born.

Though a native Canadian, Kelly considers Texas to be his and Beth’s “home state.” Now, his dream has come full circle – serving two component institutions of The Texas State University System, first, as a faculty member at Sam Houston State, and now, as president of Texas State.

Kelly has never met a stranger; he is a friend to all. He is accessible to anyone who has a question, a concern, or just wants to talk. Kelly was adopted and his adoptive parents took in foster children throughout his childhood, which left him with a passion for justice and inclusion. He is a first-generation student who personally knows the life-changing impact that higher education can have on a student’s life. Led by the guiding principle that everyone matters, Kelly is steadfast in ensuring that all are welcome, all belong, and all are heard.

In addition to his university responsibilities, Kelly is actively engaged in athletics at a national level. Currently, he serves on the NCAA Board of Directors and the NCAA Board of Governors, and as president of the Sun Belt Conference Board of Directors. He also served as the Faculty Athletics Representative at University of Oklahoma for five years.

Kelly and Beth’s daughters earned bachelor’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Kayleigh in sociology and Kristen in biology. Kayleigh then went on to earn a master’s degree in higher education administration at the University of Kansas and is now the transition coordinator in the first-year program at the University of Texas at Austin. Kristen earned her Ph.D. in epidemiology at the University of Memphis and is a research scientist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Damphousses are also the proud parents of a labradoodle named Maple, who has lived on college campuses her entire life.

Approve & Close

This website uses browser cookies to identify authorized users, enhance user experience and collect usage statistics via third-party tools like Google Analytics. Some web pages may use cookies to identify users and customize advertising content to user interests. Please indicate if you approve this website to use cookies for these purposes.

Approve & Close
No results found Searching... Please enter 1 or more characters Please delete some character The results could not be loaded. Loading more results… Selection too big