Friday, May 31, 2019

2019 Texas HS Honors

via San Angelo ISD

via Melissa Howard:

TISCA State Coaches of the Year 2019:

5A State Swim Coach of the Year: Dow Farley – El Paso High School

5A State Dive Coach of the Year: Penny DiPomazio – Lubbock ISD

6A State Swim Coach of the Year: Dan Snow – Flower Mound High School

6A State Dive Coach of the Year: Andrew Serie – Mansfield ISD

Theron Pickle Lifetime Achievement Awards:

David Johnson – NEISD

Jesse Cole – Highland Park

Craig Nolder Lifetime Achievement Award:

Jennifer Mangum – Midland ISD

Dee Hollar Official’s Award:

Gloria Schuldt

Theron Pickle Memorial Scholarship Recipients:


Madelaine Smith - Byron P Steele II High School

Reagan Hinze - Conroe High School


Greyson Alarcon - Georgetown High School

William Staebel - The John Cooper High School

Another special award to be aware of is our very own David Hague (San Angelo Central) was awarded the NHSCA Male Coach of the Year 2018-2019. Congratulations David! Go here to read more about his award.

Quote of the Day

Without craftsmanship, inspiration
is a mere reed shaken in the wind.

via IMDb

Johannes Brahms

Thursday, May 30, 2019

2019 Middle School Ranking

Several coaches from around the state sent me their middle school meet results.

Relays and individuals are ranked in a manner similar to our TISCA 5A & 6A All-State lists.

If you didn't send me results this year, please make a note to do it next year!

If you'd like a copy of the 2019 list, please send me an email

Quote of the Day

It is an ironic habit of human beings to
run faster when we have lost our way.

Rollo Reese May

Monday, May 27, 2019

Quote of the Day

Anyone can support a team that is winning - it takes
no courage.  But to stand behind a team - to
defend a team - when it is down and really
needs you, that takes a lot of courage.

via The Journal Times

Bryan Bartlett "Bart" Starr

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Middle School

Friday, a draft of the 2019 Middle School Rankings went out to coaches who submitted results.

Once we've done our edits, it should be available sometime next week.

Just send me an email if you'd like a copy.

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Talent is cheaper than table salt.  What
separates the talented individual from
the successful one is a lot of hard work.

via Medium

Stephen Edwin King

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

HOF Videos & Photos

Bill Rob sent out the word that the Class of 2019 videos and photos are now on the Texas Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame site.

Check out the slide show and videos here (scroll down)

Mark your calendars:  Class of 2020 induction will be April 3, 2020

Quote of the Day

I don't want to do just a liberal show.

via Red Blue Divide

Josephine Victoria "Joy" Behar

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Quote of the Day

It will be a comic approach unless there
are no laughs, then it will be a lecture.

via Cleveland

Timothy Daniel "Tim" Conway

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Quote of the Day

The really frightening thing about middle age
is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it.

Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, a.k.a. Doris Day

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Biggest Fear on AT?

Honestly, it was falling trees!

We started early and, with no leaves on trees in February, never knew if we were tenting under live or dead trees.

Even after spring had sprung on the trail, there were plenty of blow downs due to high winds.

We weren't all that worried about fellow hikers.

Yeah, there were some with a screw or two loose, but we didn't think they'd be violent.

Last month this jackass was arrested on the trail after threatening hikers in Tennessee.  Read about that here

"You had a lot of miscommunication on social media (on Monday) and people wondering if this guy was a threat. He is a threat," Sheriff Mike Hensley told WCYB on Tuesday. "We have thousands of people come through Unicoi County on the Appalachian Trail and when we get a report of suspicious activity, we take those seriously because we want people to be safe."

Okay, so who's the genius who sentenced him to probation and fines?

James "Sovereign" Jordan went right back out to the trail and (allegedly) attacked two hikers with a machete - killing one.  Read about that here

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

I know where I'm going and I know the truth,
and I don't have to be what you want me
to be.  I'm free to be what I want.


Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., a.k.a. Muhammad Ali