By Jeanne Acton, Journalism Director | Tuesday, October 02, 2012 9:05 AM
Assistant Athletic Director Darryl Beasley accepted his award in his hometown Beeville.
Darryl Beasley has lived sports all his life. He played high school and college basketball. He coached at both the high school and college level. And for the past eight years, Beasley has been an assistant athletic director at the League.
So it probably wouldn’t be a shock to anyone that his hometown, Beeville, inducted him into its Hall of Fame this month.
But it was to Beasley.
“The call came out of the blue,” he said. “I didn’t expect it.”
By Peter Contreras, Assistant Athletic Director | Monday, August 27, 2012 3:23 PM
Wow. Where did the summer go?
Talk about days and months running together. If parents and the public really knew how much work is done during the summer in preparation for each upcoming school year, I think they just might be amazed.
Like you, August arrived sooner than I wanted and since no one bothered to ask if I was ready, forward is the only direction acceptable. For the 2012-13 school year, I have key changes to highlight in the sports where I serve as your UIL director. Here are few of those changes.
By Mark Cousins, Athletic Director | Monday, August 27, 2012 2:11 PM
Over the years, I have spent many column inches in the Leaguer discussing what schools and coaches need to do to ensure that their programs and participants are ready for the school year. In this column, I want to focus on what the schools need to do to ensure themselves and their coaches are ready for the beginning of the season.
The day-to-day work of a coach is dedicated to making sure the students are prepared to be successful in the classroom and also in the extracurricular activity of their choice.
In many cases, the things that coaches have to do in order to qualify to coach in Texas are sometimes overlooked. These dedicated professionals that we call ‘coach’ spend hundreds of hours each year preparing kids to be their best. But before they can work with the students, they must also spend many hours preparing themselves to meet the various requirements needed in order to coach.
By Darryl Beasley, Assistant Athletic Director | Tuesday, June 05, 2012 8:34 AM
One thing coaches can appreciate is a routine free of surprises. The last thing you need is to be blindsided with student eligibility, new student/transfer, new forms, new sports rules, new UIL rules or simply rule changes. It’s vital to have a routine in place. Below are some helpful hints to help coaches prepare for the upcoming school year.
Eligibility for Student/Athletes
During the last six weeks in spring, consider checking credits of your athletes to ensure eligibility for the first six weeks. This should be done for the sports starting before or during the first six weeks of school.
Eligibility for the first six weeks is as follows:
By Mark Cousins, Athletic Director | Tuesday, June 05, 2012 8:08 AM
Four contestants qualify from each district to area; four contestants qualify from each area to region, and two contestants qualify from each region to the state meet.
1. Are Area Meets required for the 2012-13 school year?
Yes, area meets are now required. However, there are options.
With majority votes from both DEC's, the area meet can be cancelled. In this scenario, each district would hold their district meet and advance the top two finishers in each event to the Regional Meet.
Additionally, with majority votes from both DEC's, district meets can be skipped and the corresponding districts could elect to go straight to the Area Meet (with no district meet). In this scenario, the top four finishers in each event would advance to the Regional Meet.
By Mark Cousins, Athletic Director | Tuesday, June 05, 2012 8:01 AM
“Out with the old…….In with the new.” This has been a favorite saying of mine, however, I am not sure where it originally came from and am too lazy to go online and actually figure it out. Nonetheless, it does still ring true to me in many ways. My problem is that I have trouble throwing things out (anyone who has seen my desk can attest to that!) and with the "new" things coming and changing at an ever increasing rate, it is harder and harder to keep up.
The same can be said when it comes to UIL rules and programs. Even though we are just nearing the end of the current (old) school year, preparations for the new school year have long been underway. Below are a number of "new" things member schools, coaches and administrators will experience as we move to the 2012-13 school year.
By Chris Schmidt, Communications Officer | Friday, May 25, 2012 10:05 AM
Athletic Director Dr. Mark Cousins (far right) presents the Spirit of Sport Award to the Bastrop High School football team.
Photo by Photo courtesy Donald R. Williams, Executive Director of Community Services/Communications for Bastrop ISD
The Bastrop High School football team was presented with the 2012 National Spirit of Sport Award for Section 6 of the National Federation of State High School Associaitons (NFHS) for their contributions to their community during one of the worst natural disaster in Texas state history.
The National High School Spirit of Sport Award was created by the NFHS to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the spirit of sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics. UIL Director of Athletics Dr. Mark Cousins presented the award to head football coach Gerald Perry during a school board meeting on Tuesday, May 15.
By McKensie Wallesen, UIL Intern | Friday, March 30, 2012 12:36 PM
2012 UIL Wrestling State Tournament
By McKensie Wallesen, UIL Intern | Friday, March 30, 2012 12:31 PM
Video from the 2012 UIL Swimming and Diving State Meet
By Chris Schmidt, Communications Officer | Friday, March 30, 2012 11:49 AM
The latest update to the UIL Lone Star Cup standings was posted on March 16 and at the midway point in the season only a few points separate the leaders in each conference. The current standings include State and Area Marching Band, Team Tennis, Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling and Basketball.
The UIL Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to five high schools, one in each of the five UIL classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A), based on their team performance in district and state championships. The winning schools in each classification will receive the UIL Lone Star Cup trophy and a $1,000 scholarship, also presented by the UIL.