I would like to introduce myself as the new President of TABC. Within this organization I have had the opportunity to serve in multiple areas including: All Region Committee, All State Committee, TABC Board of Directors, TABC Camp of Champs coach, and now President. Each role has provided a different perspective on the positive impact the organization can have on communities, coaches, and players. I have immense respect for current and former coaches who have worked diligently to grow the organization, and I am truly optimistic about TABC’s future.
I would like to thank Past Presidents CJ Villegas and Angela Spurlock for leading the charge of navigating new ideas and progress within the organization. We should applaud both these individual’s dedication and selfless leadership style over the last few years.
TABC Showcase ~ The weekend of June 15-17 the first ever Girls Showcase had 116 teams participate in Katy. There were over 60 college coaches that attended this initial Live Event, and we are excited as an organization to see both numbers grow as we move forward! Next year’s location is yet to be determined. June 23-25, the 3rd ever Texas Boys Showcase was hosted in the Metroplex. This event grew from 176 teams the first year to 400 teams this year! Over 300 college coaches came to watch. Thank you to all of the TABC executive directors, board members, and member coaches who worked to make these events possible and to the players, coaches and fans who attended.
TABC Camp of Champs ~ In June, Blinn College hosted TABC summer basketball camps for the second consecutive year. Back to four camps for the first time in several years, 750+ kids and 80+ coaches helped make the 2023 camps a huge success! Great job by Josh Fostel (Overall), Cornelius Mitchell (Boys), Jerry McSherry (Girls), and their staff on getting the camps back to Pre Covid status while still adjusting to the venue change from Southwestern in Georgetown which had hosted for over twenty years.
Faces Behind the Scenes ~ Vickie Benson was recently voted by members as the new 2nd Vice President. Coach Benson has spearheaded the Virtual Mini Clinics provided by TABC. Matt Farmer (1st Vice President) and Josue Flores (TABC’s Social Media Liaison) played an integral role in the Virtual Clinic of 2020 and have continued to serve the organization in a multitude of ways since. A special thank you to Assistant Director Hawk Carter for all of his hard work in planning the logistics of each Showcase!
Virtual Mini Clinics ~ Coaches Insider emailed all 2023 TABC clinic attendees with a link with access to clinic speakers. The Virtual Mini Clinics are one more resource that everyone should take advantage of that a TABC membership provides. Anyone who didn’t attend the clinic or wants to access all past VMC’s can purchase this material at: https://coachesinsider.com/tabc-video-library-access/
Our Organization ~ We always like to present the challenge to all members to positively engage and collaborate as we grow our association. There are many avenues to get involved with TABC. Board members are listed on the website (tabchoops.org) under the About Us tab. Reaching out to these members with questions/ideas is always encouraged. Together, let’s continue the goal of pushing forward our organization that is the “The Voice of Texas Basketball”.
Tyler Helms ~ TABC President
TABC head basketball coaches with 5 years or less of head coaching experience and would like to participate in our Virtual Mini Clinics, contact Vicki Benson at email@example.com, for more info.
The dates for the TABC Girls’ 2024 Showcase will be June 13-15, and the TABC Boys’ Showcase, June 21-23, have been approved by the NCAA/NFHS. Sites will be announced later in the year. Johnnie B. “Hawk” Carter, Showcase Director.