A native of New Orleans Louisiana, Barry Briner was born on November 2, 1958.
After graduation from West Jefferson High School, he continued his studies at the
University of Southwestern Louisiana where he earned a Bachelor of Science
Degree. He has also earned a Master of Education degree from Stephen F. Austin
Briner has thirty four years of educational experience, Including twenty eight
years in teaching and coaching and six years in administration. After teaching and
coaching for eight years in the state of Louisiana, Briner moved to Houston, TX in
1989. His coaching experience Includes twenty eight years in football and
eighteen years in Track and Field. Briner served as Head Track and Field coach at
North Shore High School for seven years. During that time, the Mustangs
amassed seven consecutive District titles, back to back Regional Championships
culminating in a Class 5A Championship in 2010. The 2010 Mustangs set the
record for points scored at the State Track Meet during its 100 year anniversary.
Coach Briner was selected as the Gulf Coast Scholastic Track and Field
Association, Texas Track and Field Coaches Association and the Prairie view
Interscholastic League Coach of the Year.
In 2003, Briner was part of a staff that won 15 consecutive football games
culminating in the Class 5A State Championship. In 2010 He joined the athletic
staff at Summer Creek High School where he continued to coach Football and
Track. In 2013, Briner was part of a staff that won the 4A State Championship in
Track and Field at Summer Creek High School. In 2015 Coach Briner was selected
High School Huddle Coach of the Year by the East Houston Fellowship of Christian
Retiring from public education in 2015,
Briner is currently employed by Boston Heart Diagnostics.
Dave was born in Beatrice, Nebraska in 1946 and grew up on a small farm 10 miles
west of Beatrice. He attended a one-room country school for grades K-8, and Beatrice High
School for grades 9-12. He played football all four years of high school and at Bethel College
in North Newton, Kansas, primarily as an offensive lineman. Bethel is an NAIA school and
his only athletic scholarship was as the track team manager. Since the track team only had
one coach, he became an assistant coach to some extent. Dave was always a big kid growing
up and weighted as much as 210 pounds until prior to his senior year of college when he
started running and then reported to the college football team at just under 180 pounds. This
hooked him on running and fitness, which were the basic tenets of his coaching career.
In 1970 after graduating from college, Dave and his wife Cheri moved to Houston for
teaching positions in HISD. His first position, from 1970-73, was at Ryan Middle School,
where he did not coach. However, in the spring of 1973, he built a track on the Houston
Mennonite Church property in the Spring Branch area, and began a track club for girls, the
Houston Mennonite Track Club. He had consulted with Herman Goldberg and Oliver Brown,
both HISD teachers and coaches, as to how to begin a program.
His first coaching experience was with the club program, which he served as head
coach from 1973 until 2014. His first school coaching experience was at Fleming Middle
School, where he taught from 1973-78. Some of the girls at the school were running with the
club program before girl’s track was first started in HISD middle schools. However, the first
few years only female coaches were paid to coach girls’ teams, so he volunteered to help
coach the girl’s track team at Fleming, which won the first city track meet. His first paid school coaching job was at George Washington, K-8 school in HISD, where he worked from
1978-80 and was the boys’ head track coach.
In 1980 the George Washington facility was converted to the School for Law
Enforcement, so Dave transferred to Reagan High School where he remained until 1987. He
was very fortunate to arrive at Reagan when Larry Roberts was the Athletic Director at the
school and he allowed him to be the head boys’ cross country and track coach with no other
coaching responsibilities, something which was rather unusual at that time. There were only
3 boys out for cross country the first year, but 5 years later, with 50+ on the team, Reagan
won the district cross country meet, as well as the HISD city JV and freshmen meets. Wayne
Rushwam, Miguel Aldrete, and Jose DeLaLuz were among the top distance runners. In track,
the top athlete was David Campbell, a sprinter, who would go on to run for four years at
In 1987, after 17 years in HISD Dave began teaching in Spring Branch and became
the assistant track coach to Bob Collette at Strake Jesuit, in charge of all field events. Collette
left Strake after his first season with them, but Dave continued as an assistant for two more
years with Mike Crowley. In 1990 he began what would be 13 years as the head cross
country and track coach at Stratford High School in SBISD. At first he was the head coach
for both girls and boys in cross country and track, but later coached only girls. During his 13
years, nearly all the school track records were broken. Over the years at Stratford he had a
number of outstanding female distance runners -- Alexis Smith, Amy Stanberry, Lindsey
Mosley, Kristen Weber, and Elizabeth Hilligoss -- with all but one qualifying for at least one
state meet and going on to run at the next level. On the boys side the top athlete was Bill
Collins who won state and vaulted at UH.
In 2003 Dave retired from public school and taught until 2013 and coached through
2014 at Houston Christian High School, a private school in the Spring Branch area, where he
served as the head coach for the cross country and track teams. At Houston Christian his
teams competed in TAPPS for the first 9 years, and had 15 individual state champions, and
then in the SPC conference the last 2 years with 3 conference champions. Alex Ralston,
Bruce Bennett, Anthony Whitaker, London Lomax, Taylor Payne, Mary Louise Clawson,
Katherine Quandt, Kelsey Crawford, Jaela DeJean, and Amie Leitko were just some of the
state champions who went on to compete at the next level.
Other track related activities
Along with coaching cross country and track and field, Dave also became involved in
officiating, first at the University of Houston and then at Rice University and at other venues
as well. The highlight of these was the NCAA track and field meet in 1983 at UH when he
served as the head long and triple jump official. He also started hosting track meets, first with
the club program, but also at Reagan where he started the Reagan Relays and then at Houston
Christian where each season he hosted a large cross country meet for middle school and high
school athletes, as well as a track meet at both levels. Also, when he began the track club he
started competing in open track meets and fun runs himself for the first time and for nearly
20 years would compete in decathlons both in the Houston area and around the state. The
highlight of his competitive track career came in 1981 when he placed 4 th in the national
master’s decathlon in the 35-39 age group with a score of just over 5000 points, and set 5
Dave believed that each and every athlete on his teams needed to enjoy the
experience and at the same time value the health benefits derived from the sport. One of his
favorite quotes that was used with all the teams was, “I can always find someone who can
beat you, and I can find someone you can beat, so the only important thing is your time or
distance.” Athletes were taught to compete against themselves and that their true measure of
success was their personal improvement.
Rose Brimmer is a retired teacher/coach of thirty-one years. She owns a private coaching
consultant business “Brimmeryou.com,” where she provides private track and field lessons
and collegiate consultations to upcoming graduates.
Her mission is to offer her clients training that emulate college programs, and
performances, and to expose the athlete to information they need to be successful
academically and athletically at and elite level.
Wynn Seale Middle School 1983-1996
Rose Brimmer began her teaching and coaching career in 1983 at Wynn Seale Middle
School in Robstown, Texas. She coached basketball and track for three years.
Westbury High School 1986- 2004
She spent nineteen years at Westbury High School in Houston, Texas where she coached a
combination of volleyball, basketball, cross country and track and field.
She was blessed to build an impressive resume, and more than eighty five percent of her
athlete went on to college.
Track Championship Coach
HISD District Track Coach of the year 1993,94,95,96,97,98,99,00,01,02,03,
HISD District Volleyball Coach of the year 1993, 94,95,96,97,98
Texas High School Track Coach of the Year 1998
Texas High School Girls Service Award Winner
Texas All-Star Coach 1997
Texas High School Girls All-Star Track and Field Coach 1999
Texas Executive Women Award Winner 2000
USATF Track and Field Service Award Winner 1999
Track and Field Championships
District Championships: 1993,94,95,96,97,98,99,00,01,03,
District Runners-up: 1992,2002
Regional Championships: 1996,97,98,99,00
Regional Runners up: 1995,02,03
State Championship: 1997,98,99,00
State Team Third place: 1995,00
Three High School All-Star Athletes
4x100 Meter Relay National Champs 1998
4x200 National Record Holder (1998-2003)
14 High School All-Americans
3 USATF World Youth Athletes
BYDGOSZCA, POLAND July, 1999- Three Texas Prep (Westbury’s Stephanie Durst, Raasin
McIntosh, Ashley Mitchell)
University of Texas Aug 2004- 2012
Assistant Coach 2004-2012
NCAA National Championship Assistant Coach 2005 Indoor
NCAA National Championship Assistant Coach 2006
3 All Americans
Interim Head Coach 2013
18 All-American including Olympic gold medal Courtney Okolo
3x Olympian Michelle Carter
4 th place winner Olympic Trials Shanay Briscoe
Rose graduated from formerly Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M Kingsville)
with a BS in Education. She was a graduate student of Texas A&I University and University
Athletes Coached @ University of Texas of whom are 1 st Team All- Americans
Michelle Carter, Marshavette Hooker, Destinee Hooker, Jordyn Brown, Chantelle Malone,
Shanay Briscoe, Victoria Lucas, Courtney Okola, Briana Nelson, Danielle Dowie, Chalonda
Goodman, Morgan Snow, Kendra Chambers, Chameque Frances and Christi Udoh.
Second Team All–Americans
Beverly Owoyele, Okwe Okolie, Alexus Brannon, Milessa Gonzales,
Rose is married to Leo Brimmer and together they have three children
Son, Brodney Pool, played football at the University of Oklahoma and was a 34 th pick in the
NFL draft in 2005. Brodney has coached football at Baylor University for the past three
Their Daughter, Bria Brimmer was four-year starter and All–Conference Volleyball
player at SCSU. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in accounting, and received
her MBA from Hult International School of business in Finance.
Son, Taylor Brimmer attended SFA and Texas Southern University and is a coach at
North Shore High School.
Rose assisted in raising two of her sister’s children after her death. Brittany and
Brian Williams were both collegiate athletes. Brittany a Howard University Volleyball
player; Brittany is currently the head volleyball coach at Bethune-Cookman University.
Brian played football at Texas State University and University of Houston.
Bubba was born in Mexia, Texas on July 12, 1942. He attended Mexia Elementary,
Mexia Jr. High, and Mexia High School. During his high school career Bubba competed
in football, basketball, track, and baseball.
After graduation in the spring of 1960 from Mexia High School, Bubba entered Texas
Christian University on a football scholarship in the fall. He was a member of the 1960
TCU freshmen football team and a member of the 1961, 1962, and 1963 TCU varsity
football teams. Bubba graduated from TCU in the spring of 1964 with a Bachelors
Degree in Physical Education and a minor in Biology.
Bubba began as a teacher/coach in the Irving ISD from the fall of 1964 through the
spring of 1972. During the first year in Irving he taught Physical Education and was
Eighth Grade Football Assistant and Head Track Coach at Crockett Jr. High. The next
seven years in Irving ISD Bubba taught Biology, Driver Education, and was JV Football
Assistant and Head Freshmen Track Coach for two (2) years and Varsity Football
Assistant and Head Track Coach for (5) years at MacArthur High School. In 1970 his
MacArthur track team won the first athletic district championship in the history of
MacArthur High School. During his teaching/coaching career in Irving he received a
Master of Secondary Education Degree from North Texas State University in 1970.
The next 13 years were spent in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. Bubba was a Driver
Education Coordinator, Health Instructor, Varsity Football Assistant, and Assistant Track
Coach for three (3) years at R.L. Turner High School. In the fall of 1975 he was chosen as
the first Head Football Coach/Athletic Coordinator of Newman Smith High School as well
as Director of Driver Education in the Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD where he served for
ten (10) years. In 1983 he was selected 8AAAAA Football Coach of the Year after his
1983 football team won the first athletic district and bi-district championship for
Newman Smith High School.
In order to get some athletic director experience, Bubba accepted the position of
Athletic Director/Head Football Coach, Director of Driver Education, Teacher Appraiser
at Tuloso Midway Rand Morgan High School in the spring of 1985.
In the spring of 1987 he accepted the position of Head Football Coach/Athletic
Coordinator and Teacher Appraiser at James E. Taylor High School in Katy ISD. He
served in this capacity for twelve (12) years through the spring of 1999. The 1995 James
E. Taylor Mustangs were 19AAAAA Football runner-up. In the summer of 1999 Bubba
became the Assistant Director of Athletics in KISD where he served for ten (10) years
until his retirement in June of 2009.
From 1980-1983 Bubba served as a Director of the Texas High School Coaches
Association, where he was a member of the ethics committee. He is a member of many professional organizations including the Texas High School Coaches Association, Texas
High School Athletic Directors Association, American Football Coaches Association,
Greater Houston Coaches Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association,
Texas Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association, Texas State Teachers Association,
National Education Association, and is a current USATF Certified Official in the Gulf
Bubba continues to work as a starter at high school invitational, district, area, regional,
and state track and field meets. Each year he continues to start the Katy ISD junior high
district track and field meet and he has started some college invitational meets.
In the spring of 2009 Bubba received the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association
“Distinguished Service Award” and was inducted into the Texas High School Athletic
Directors Association Hall of Honor in July of 2009.
Bubba and his wife Judy (for 53 years) have one daughter, Anita Gumbert. Anita and
her husband Bill have blessed Bubba and Judy with three (3) wonderful grandchildren:
Dylan Gumbert--Age 22
Born: Mar. 26, 1953 in St. Louis, MO to the late Jay Jones & Jerry (Clark) Jones
From 1954 to 1967 Danny lived in Rockdale, TX. In the summer of 1967, Danny & his
family moved to Houston, TX. He attended & graduated from Spring Woods Senior High
School in 1971.
Danny attended Texas A & M University & graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Physical Education. While at Texas A & M, Danny competed on the cross
country and track teams from 1971 through 1975. He was a 4-year letterman under
Head Coach Charlie Thomas & Assistant Coach Ted Nelson.
In Aug. of 1975 Danny began his teaching and coaching career in the Spring Branch ISD.
For 37 years, Danny coached in SBISD at Spring Branch High School, Spring Woods High
School, and Memorial High School. During his 37 years of coaching, he coached football,
girls basketball, boys & girls cross country and boys & girls track. He had numerous
District Championships in cross country (boys & girls), as well as track (boys & girls). He
also had numerous Regional qualifiers and champions (both in cross country & track).
He also had athletes who qualified for State competition (as well as State Champions).
He coached 2 All Americans while at Spring Woods High School (1 in the long jump and
another in the high & intermediate hurdles).
Since retiring in 2012 following a heart attack, he & his wife, Janice King-Jones, have
made their home in Adamsville, TN, where he has continued his teaching and coaching
Dwaine Wyman recently retired from College Park High School in 2014 to be a granddad after 28 years
of coaching. Dwaine spent 20 of those years coaching track and more specifically the throwing events at
Alief Elsik, Aldine, Tomball and College Park High Schools. During this time he has had his athletes
qualify for the state track meet 14 times resulting in 3 bronze medals, 4 silver medals, and 2 gold
medals. Dwaine is currently working with Paralympic thrower and Shot Put American Record Holder
(F57 classification), Michael Wishnia.
Coach Blanks better known as Coach “B” has been a track & field coach for more than 40 years. He has worked at Texas Southern University as an Assistant Coach, at Johnston Middle School and Westbury High School as Head Track & Field and Cross Country Coach. To his credit he has been Teacher of the Year, Man of the Year, Coach of the Year, Cross Country Coach of the Year, Outstanding Young Educator, Golden Apple Award Winner, NAEBC Secondary Teacher of the Year, Voted Johnston Middle Schools Teacher of the Year- twice, Dave Bethany Award Winner, Stan V. Wright Award Winner, and inducted into Houston Coaches Association Hall of Honor. He feels his most outstanding accomplishment is being the only coach to have two former athletes who were on the same high school team, who participated in the same events and to make the finals of the 400 meter hurdles in the Olympics in Athens, Greece. No other high school or coach has ever had this to happen.
After graduating from Sam Houston State University and unable to find a teaching job, Phil was offered a teaching assignment at Manvel Jr High but had to coach football, basketball, track, tennis and swimming. He accepted the position and went on to lose every football and basketball game in his first two years. Phil did have a pretty good track team though.
After two years in Jr High, Phil decided to look for a high school job and was hired as a Head Coach at Dobie H.S. Phil was not sure why they hired him at 25 years old but he learned really fast that he didn't know as much as he thought he did about coaching. After a few years, Phil got it figured out, had success, and moved on to Klein H.S. At Klein H.S. there was a atmosphere of success throughout the administration and campus and it carried over to the track sports programs. The team worked hard and had lots of fun. Phil thoroughly enjoyed the coaching camaraderie and the fine young individuals he was able to coach. Phil would like to thank his coaching mentors: Scott Yates, Jerry Carter, Rudy Carlin, and Bobby Kramer.
Manvel Jr. High 1986‐1988
Dobie High School 1988‐1995
Klein High School 1995‐2008
Track and Field District Championships ‐ 7
Regional Championships ‐ 1
State Qualifiers ‐ 14 individuals 28 times
State Girls Qualifier 16 years in a row
State Champions ‐ 6 individuals 8 titles
State Record ‐ 1
District Championships ‐ 13 ‐ 7 (girls teams), 6 (boys teams)
Regional Championships ‐ 2 (girls)
State Meet Team Qualifiers ‐ 7 girls teams (6 top 6 finishes); 3 boys teams (3rd ‐ 2002)
3 individual top ten finishers (2 runner‐ups)
2 Footlocker finalists
USATF CERTIFIED MASTER OFFICIAL 006856 National Officiating career began in 1986. Some of the highlights are listed below. 1996 Olympic Games 1990 ‐ 1998 Goodwill Games Six Olympic Trials Most of the USATF National Championships since 1988 Two USATF Masters Championships Most of the USATF Youth National and Junior Olympic Championships 1990/2010 Ten NCAA Championships Collegiate Conference Championships Southwest Conference, SWAC Conference, Big 8, Big 12, Conference USA, Southland Conference, American South Conference Western Athletic(WAC)Conference, Big West Conference, Great West Conference. Most of the Collegiate Meets held at The University of Houston, Rice University, the University of Texas and Texas A&M University. High School District Meets Aldine, Humble, Spring Branch, Deer Park, Galena Park. Region III Championships at San Jacinto College University of Houston and 15 years at Humble ISD. Cross Country Competitions from National Championships to Youth Athletics. Paraolympics Trials and Games, National Wheel Chair Championships, Victory Games, Les Austres Games.
Indoor Competitions, chiefly Collegiate Meets and Conference Championships but Included several NCAA Championships and a National Championship. There are other notable competitions that are not listed. This listing reflects the broad and varied experience of his career. He served at most competitions as a Referee. He was devoted to the Combined Events ( Heptathlon and Decathlon) and was the Combined Event Referee at many of the Collegiate and National Championships for a number of years. He served The UIL Region III Meet at Humble ISD as Referee for 14 years and was recognized by most coaches in the area. Served on the Selection Committee for the Officials for the 1992 Olympic Trials and the 1996 Olympic Trials and Games. Was Vice Chair of Training for a term on the USATF Officials Committee. Served as Officials Certification Chair for USATF Gulf Association for 15 years. Member of the USATF Officials Hall of Fame 2008 USATF Officials Outstanding Service Award (A Bakjian Award) 2010 USATF Horace Crow Outstanding Field Event Official 1995 USATF John Bennet Award 2008 (Decathlon Committee recognized Brian Clay and Shirley Crowe with the same award for 2008) USATF National Youth Chair Award 2009 Honored by Humble ISD, University of Houston, Rice University Recognized by the University of Texas for 25 years service Recognized by Texas A&M University for 20 years service
Billy Johnston was born in Longview, Texas in 1951. Played football and ran track in junior high and high school. At an early age while competing in elementary track meets and summer track developed a passion and love for the sport. Attended Kilgore Junior College from 1970-1972, then moved to Houston to attend University of Houston 1972-1978. Married his wife of 39 years Sharon in 1975 and have two children Rebecca and Tim.
His first job was an Elementary Physical Education Teacher at Hailey Elementary in The Woodlands from 1978-1980. Realizing that his first love was to coach Track and Field, took a job at Montgomery I.S.D. coaching high school Cross Country, Junior High Football and Track and Field, from 1980-1982. He coached the Montgomery High School boys cross
country team to the Regional Championships and just missed qualifying for the State Meet. This was the first time the school had ever competed in Cross Country.
In 1982 he accepted a job at Conroe Oak Ridge High School as the Head Boys Cross Country Coach and the Head Boys Track and Field Coach. From 1982-1993 the Cross Country team won District Championships and qualified individuals and teams to the Regional Championships and to the State Championships. In Track and Field the program won District Championships as a team and had numerous individual District and Regional Champions, Regional Qualifiers, and State Qualifiers. He coached Quinton McLeod to a State High Jump Championship, 7’0”, as well as other medal winners at the regional and state level.
In 1993 he accepted a job at Brenham High School as the Head Boys and Girls Cross Country Coach and Assistant Coach for Track and Field. From 1993-2002 lead the boys and girls Cross Country teams to District Championships, Regional Championships, and State Meet Qualifying. In Track and Field he had numerous 800, 1600, and 3200 meter athletes qualify for the Regional and State Track Meets. He was fortunate enough to coach two young men that where exceptional High Jumpers. Courtney Manson was 7’0” jumper finishing third at the State Meet and younger brother Andra Manson. Andra was a two time State Champion and his senior year the World Junior High Jump Champion, 7’7”. He went on to be a NCAA Champion,
World Championship medal winner, and a 2008 Olympian.
In 2002 he accepted a job coaching at Montgomery High School as the Head Boys and Girls Cross Country Coach and the Head Girls Track and Field Coach. From 2002-2012, he had individuals as well as teams in Cross Country that won District and Regional Championships. In 2006 the girls Cross Country team won the District and Regional Championships and at the State Championships finished as the State Runner-Up. In Track and Field during the 10 years at Montgomery he had individual athletes and teams win District, Regional, and State Championships. Most notable was Lizzy Whitney, who was a State Champion in the 800 meters and the winner of 7 state medals in her high school career in the high jump, 400 meter and 800 meter dashes.
At the end of his 2012 season he decided to retire from coaching at the high school level. After only 7 months of retirement he decided to accept a job as an Assistant Track and Field Coach at Houston Baptist University, coaching the sprinters and high jumpers.
Born and raised in Irving Texas A. Education 1. Graduated from Nimitz High School – 1976 2. Blinn Jr. College – 1976 – 78 3. Sam Houston State University – 1978 – 80
B. Family 1. Married to Donna Marie Herron from Humble Texas for 34 years 2. Meagan Marie Seeber – graduate from Sam Houston State University with a BA in education 3. Abbey Leigh Seeber – graduate from University of Texas San Antonio with a biology degree
C. Careers 1. Coaching Career – Track, Cross Country, Football a. Tomball High School 1980 – 83 b. Private Business 1983 – 87 c. Magnolia High School 1987 – 90 d. Baird High School 1990 – 93 e. Kempner High School 1993 – 94 f. Magnolia High School 1994 – 97 g. Westfield High School 1997 – Present
2. Accomplishments a. College Athletes – 42 with 27 college degrees
b. State Qualifiers – 20 with 19 relays qualifying c. State Champions – 5 d. District Titles – 10 e. Cross Country – 1 State Champion, 3 qualifiers
Coached 30 years Cinco Ranch 1999 – 2012
16 District Championships in Cross Country and Track
4 Regional Titles
2 State Titles
Athletes reached All-American status 41 times
9 National Champions
National Indoor High Jump Record Holder, Olympic Trials Qualifier and ESPN’s High Jumper of the Decade Track and Field Indoor Athlete of the Year
4 High School 7 foot high jumpers
Presented Bill Bowerman Award in 2004
Texas Relays Most Outstanding Male Team in 2005
Education: Huttig High School – Huttig, AR. Participated in Basketball and track College: A. Arkansas A & M ( U. of A., Monticello) – BSE B. University of Louisiana, Monroe – MED Coaching Career: 1963 – Northeast Houston ISD(North Forest)- Coached 9th and JV Football and assisted in Track.
1967 – Crosby ISD -1st Assistant Varsity Football, Coached Basketball and assisted in Track.
1970 – Channelview ISD – Football assistant and Track assistant.
1971 – Dickinson ISD – Coached Football and assisted track. 1980 – became Head Track and Cross Country, plus Football duties. Won 3 Cross Country districts and 2 track districts. Also, being involved with a state championship in Football. Retired in 1996.
1997 – Hot Springs, AR., Lakeside HS- Coached Football and started soccer program, and coached individual Track athletes for Decathlon and Heptathlon, which is very big in Arkansas. No athlete ever finished below 4th place. 2001 select coach of the year by AHSAA in boys soccer. Retired again in 2003, but continued to work/Referee State 2A Track Meet.
Coaching has been Terry's life. It was all he ever wanted to do. As he reflects back on his 33 years of coaching in the Houston area, it brings back many enjoyable experiences. Terry thought of himself as an athlete’s coach. Most of the time he did not have large track and cross country teams, but he had some average to quality athletes that were competitive. Some of the athletes were: Derrick Small, who still holds the State 4A 800m record; Mike Walker, coach at DeerPark; plus other athletes like Andre Ware and Donnie Little, in football that he was associated. Terry always had lots of respect, and was very grateful to the coaches in the Greater Houston area. Some of the ones that Tery knew and had lots of respect were: Doug Reid, E.J. Swindler, Drew Dunlap, and Kermit Courville, to name a few. Many others could be named.