Todd Howey spent over 20 years as a Texas High School Athletic Director at some of the most athletically successful and diverse school districts in the Sate of Texas. A former Texas Tech All – SWC outfielder and Philadelphia Phillies minor leaguer, Todd began his teaching/coaching career in 1989 at Early High School doing the laundry and coaching football, basketball, and baseball. After one year, Todd became the Head Baseball Coach at Howard Payne University and remained there for 5 years, coaching the Yellow Jackets to three conference championships. In 1995, Todd was named the Head Baseball Coach at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas and spent the next 5 seasons with the Buffaloes averaging 33 wins per season and 4 National rankings. In 2000, he left coaching to pursue a career as an Athletic Director, serving in that role for the next 22 years at Canyon ISD, Midland ISD, and San Antonio ISD. Using his experiences as an athlete, coach, parent and school administrator, Todd has published three books covering teamwork, unconditional, leadership, life perspective, and adding value to others.
A Howard Payne graduate, where he is a member of the Athletic Sports Hall of Fame, Todd has deep family ties to the Brownwood community. He received his Master’s Degree from Tarleton State University. You can visit Todd on his website, www.coachhowey.com, to inquire about his books, speaking and teaching opportunities. You can also follow he and his dog ‘Cash’ on Instagram at Coach_and Cash.
Under The Stetson
UNDER THE STETSON: Relationships
I attended a funeral several years ago for the father of a young man that pitched for me when I was coaching baseball at West Texas A&M University. His father was 52 years old and lost his
UNDER THE STETSON: Do you wanna bet?
The first horse race I ever bet on I won $50 on a $2 bet! That may not sound like big winnings to you, but it wasn’t a bad start to my “gambling” career. I went to
UNDER THE STETSON: Overtime
I read a story several years ago that has helped me maintain perspective in my life. I will do my best to “re-tell” it. Bob had a friend that suffered a serious heart attack. It seemed for
UNDER THE STETSON: Apathy and Energy
I heard a prominent Doctor tell an audience he was speaking to that the biggest crisis facing people today does not come from disease, the economy or terrorism, but from human apathy and a lack of personal
UNDER THE STETSON: Influence
When I first moved to San Antonio in 2015, I lived in a 30-foot Airstream for a year. I had to load up my laundry once a week and head to the laundromat. One night when I
UNDER THE STETSON: Words are optional
I remember standing in the kitchen as the person selling the puppies swung open his door and 11 milk chocolate lab puppies poured in from the backyard over the white linoleum floor. They stumbled over each with
UNDER THE STETSON: Follow Through
I was out at a golf range several years ago hacking at some golf balls. Down about four or five hitting boxes from me was a father and daughter hitting golf balls together. I assume the daughter was just
UNDER THE STETSON: Love Protects
I’m an Ordained Minister, how about them apples! There is really not much to it. You go online, type in some personal information, pay a small fee and presto! You can marry and bury people in about
UNDER THE STETSON: Mix in Humility
The great UCLA Basketball Coach, John Wooden defined success as “the peace of mind attained only through self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you’re capable.” Coach Wooden knew in order
UNDER THE STETSON: Gator
When playing baseball at Texas Tech, I played for a guy named Brooks Wallace. Coach Wallace, known as “Gator” to his closest friends, was a remarkable player, but an even more remarkable man. A Plano Wildcat, Brooks played shortstop for Texas Tech from