TABC Member School State Champions 2024

President’s Message

TABC Members,
Thank you for choosing to serve others over yourself; there isn’t another line of work like it in the world! We are in the midst of the most challenging era for the coaching profession. We can decide to confront each day with positive energy and a selfless mindset. What hasn’t changed in our chosen career path is it still provides us with the rare opportunity to impact the most influential time period in the development of a student/athlete’s life.

Clinic and Showcases

We look forward to seeing everyone at the TABC Clinic next month in San Antonio (May 16th-18th). Registration for both the the Girls Showcase (June 13th-15th in Bryan) and the Boys Showcase (June 21st-23rd in the DFW area) are open online at tabchoops.org.
*A reminder that all levels of college coaches are able to attend. Be sure to follow your governing body’s rules concerning entry fees, lodging, meals, transportation, uniforms and booster club restrictions. Rules may vary from the UIL, TAPPS and SPC on some issues.

Virtual Mini Clinics

The last VMC of the year was released a couple weeks ago. Access to the TABC library will expire when your current membership ends. A renewal for the 2024-2025 school year will give you continued access at: https://coachesinsider.com/tabc- video-library-access/

What does a TABC membership offer?
Here are a few incentives:
-Makes coaches, players and teams eligible for all TABC awards.
-Scholarships for athletes
-Coaches’ directory
-Free Virtual Mini Clinics
-Free Legal Assistance with school related issues
-Recognition through All Region, All State and Academic All State teams.
-Top 25 Rankings in all classes through the season.
-Representation at the UIL Legislative Council meetings in Austin

Sincerely,
Tyler Helms, TABC President

Voting for TABC 2nd Vice-President Elect is Underway

To vote for the TABC 2nd vice-president (who will serve as TABC president for 2026-2027) simply click on the box beneath the candidate’s bios that says VOTE NOW. You will need to input your first and last name along with your school and your TABC membership ID# that is printed on the front of your TABC membership card. Voting ends on May 1 and the winner will be announced at the TABC Clinic on May 16th.

Kris Jones

Coach Kristopher Jones a proud graduate of Southwest Texas State (Texas State). He is currently serving in his 23rd year of education. The last 14 of which he has worked at Port Aransas ISD, and has served as head coach for the past 9 seasons. His amazing family is pillared by his wife of 20 years Ginger, who is also a head track coach and girls’ basketball assistant at PAISD. They have two children who have spent several hours at TABC camp over the years. Kris (18) is a freshman at Texas Lutheran University where he continues to play basketball and study education. Brooke (16) is a sophomore at PAHS and she currently plays basketball and runs track.

Prior to his years at Port Aransas, Kristopher coached at Scurry-Rosser, Mabank, and Kemp before making his way to the coast. The Port Aransas Marlin program is currently on a streak of 14 years of playoff appearances with the last 13 years as district champions. They have been fortunate enough to also make the regional tournament 8 times during this stretch with 2 appearances in the regional final. In his 9 years as head coach, the Marlins have put together a record of 142-2 in district play.

Kris Jones is very proud to be part of the TABC family. He had the opportunity to serve with some outstanding people on the TABC board of directors, TABC All-State committee, TABC All-Region committee, TABC district coordinator, and by working at TABC camp over the past nine years. If elected, Coach Jones plans to continue advocating for coaches across the state, promote the hard work of TABC, and foster coaching mentorship within our great organization.

Brent Gaylor

Coach Brent Gaylor is currently in his 10th year as basketball coach at Lipan High School and his 23rd year overall. Before coming to Lipan, he spent 2 years as an assistant coach at Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2 years as an assistant to David Milson at Cedar Hill High School, followed by 9 years as the head coach at Childress High School. His Childress teams advanced to the playoffs 7 times with 2 regional tournament appearances. Since coming to Lipan his teams have won district and advanced to the regional tournament each of the past 9 years. They have advanced to the state tournament in 6 of those 9 years winning the state championship in 2017, 2018, 2023, and 2024. Brent is the proud husband to Wendy, a teacher and golf coach at Lipan. They have three children, Hanna (11th), Court (9th), and Sydni (7th), who all plan to enter the education field one day.

Coach Gaylor has been involved with TABC since he was 7 years old when his dad, Lonnie Gaylor (TABC Past President), began taking him to the TABC Camp of Champs. Brent later served as a camp counselor while in college before becoming a camp coach for 16 years. He has been fortunate to serve TABC in many capacities: Board of Directors, All-Region Committee 14 years, All-State Committee 12 years. Coach Gaylor is also an active member of THSCA and has a good working relationship with the leadership of THSCA as well as TGCA.

Building on the current foundation of TABC, helping implement a forward-thinking mindset, and most of all listening to our coaches is of utmost importance to Coach Brent Gaylor. He greatly appreciates the honor of being considered for TABC Second Vice-President.

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2024 TABC Clinic

May 16-18

The 2024 TABC Clinic will be held May 16-18, in San Antonio at St. Mary’s University and the Doubletree by Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel. TABC has negotiated excellent room rates with the host hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel and several other nearby hotels. All have free parking!

Already committed to speak are Krista Gerlich, Texas Tech women, Will Wade, McNeese State men, Vic Schaefer, Texas women, Lindy La Rocque, UNLV women, Jeff Mittie, Kansas State women, and Alvin Brooks, Lamar University men. More confirmations will be announced, soon.

Onsite registration and those that preregistered will begin at noon, Thursday, May 18, 2024, at St. Mary’s University. All speakers on Thursday and Friday, will be on the court at St, Mary’s starting at 2 pm., with Saturday speakers being at the Doubletree by Hilton San Antonio Airport, starting tentatively at 8 am. The TABC Golf Tournament will tee off at 8:00am on Thursday at Olmos Basin Golf Course. Thursday night will feature the Boy’s All-Star Games and Friday night featuring the Girl’s All-Star Games. There will be a Coaches’ Reception on both Thursday and Friday nights at the Doubletree, with complimentary food and drinks for all who are registered for the Clinic. Each reception will include Team Trivia with lots of prizes awarded. Saturday will feature speakers in the Ballroom during the day and the Hall of Fame Banquet in the Ballroom at 6pm. Early registration ends May 1, 2024.

TABC CAMP OF CHAMPS 2024

Brenham, TX
June 1-3 Girls Fundamental Camp & JH Team Camp #1
June 4-6 Girls JH Team Camp #2 & HS Team Camp
June 7-9 Boys Fundamental Camp & JH Team Camp
June 10-12 Boys HS Team Camp

The TABC, Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, invites your son or daughter to come and find out why the TABC Camp of Champs has come to be known as “the basketball camp FOR the basketball player.” Over the past 30 years, these camps have become a Texas Hoop Tradition. Our primary goal each summer is to help every player improve his or her skill level, while expanding their Basketball I.Q. and most importantly, having FUN! The TABC Camp of Champs Experience is guided by the ideal of helping each player by putting “the FUN in Fundamentals.” Our reputation for the camps has come from a focus on “All Basketball, All the Time!”

2024 TABC
CAMP OF CHAMPS

Brenham, TX
June 1-3 Girls Fundamental Camp & JH Team Camp #1
June 4-6 Girls JH Team Camp #2 & HS Team Camp
June 7-9 Boys Fundamental Camp & JH Team Camp
June 10-12 Boys HS Team Camp

The TABC, Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, invites your son or daughter to come and find out why the TABC Camp of Champs has come to be known as “the basketball camp FOR the basketball player.” Over the past 28 years, these camps have become a Texas Hoop Tradition. Our primary goal each summer is to help every player improve his or her skill level, while expanding their Basketball I.Q. and most importantly, having FUN! The TABC Camp of Champs Experience is guided by the ideal of helping each player by putting “the FUN in Fundamentals.” Our reputation for the camps has come from a focus on “All Basketball, All the Time!”

2024 TABC Girls Showcase

June 13-15, 2024
Registration Deadline: May 20, 2024

The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, in conjunction with the UIL, NFHS, and the NHSBCA, will be hosting a certified event for all college coaches, Division 1 thru Junior College.

The TABC GIRLS JUNE SCHOLASTIC EVENT SHOWCASE will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 13-15, 2024 in Bryan, Texas at the Legends Event Center. The head coach is allowed to coach their team during the TABC Showcases, only, in the summer. Ticket information will be added at a later date.

Legends Event Center
2533 Midtown Park Blvd
Bryan, TX 77801

Girl’s scholastic basketball head coaches please be advised that the links to the Girl’s June Scholastic Event Showcase Hotels are now available. Teams/parents/fans are urged to make their reservations now with our hotels but will not be available after their deadlines. There is a George Strait Concert on June 15, at Kyle Field, and area hotels rates are expected to increase, dramatically. All reservations are first come/first served.

2024 TABC Boys Showcase

June 21-23
Registration Deadline: May 20, 2024

The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, in conjunction with the UIL and NFHS, will be hosting a certified event for all levels of college coaches, including Division I college coaches thru Junior College.

The TABC BOYS SHOWCASE will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 21-23, 2024, at the Southwest Athletic Center (Carrollton), Hebron HS (Carrollton), The Colony HS (The Colony) and Lewisville HS (Lewisville). The head coach is allowed to coach their team during the TABC Showcases, only, in the summer. Ticket information will be added at a later date.

Southwest Athletic Center
2800 N Interstate 35E
Carrollton, TX 75007

Hebron HS
4207 Plano Pkwy
Carrollton, TX 75010

The Colony HS
4301 Blair Oaks
The Colony, TX 75056

Lewisville HS
1098 W. Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75067

With 400 teams participating last year and over 4000 participants, the TABC Boys Showcase was the largest single state June Scholastic Event in the entire nation! Even more teams are expected this year!