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Athletics Contact Info

Director of Athletics:
Dr. Susan Elza

Department Email:
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Department Phone:
512-471-5883

Department Fax:
512-471-6589

Assistant Athletic Directors:

Brian Polk:
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Brandy Belk:
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AJ Martinez:
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Joseph Garmon:
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6A Concussion Injury Reporting Instructions - ALL SPORTS

In the October meeting, the UIL Legislative Council passed a proposal requiring all 6A schools to participate in the ConTex concussion reporting program for the 2019-2020 school year, for ALL SPORTS, not just football.   We are encouraging all 6A member schools to start using the ConTex system now to allow users to become familiar with the system.

What is ConTex?

The nation’s largest statewide effort to track concussions among high school student-athletes is underway with the launch of the Concussion-Texas project (ConTex), a registry in Texas designed to track brain injuries in middle- and high school sports. UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, in conjunction with UIL, has initiated an effort to monitor concussions across the state among UIL-member school student-athletes.

The ConTex data capture platform is designed to gather standard de-identified information on concussive events to better understand concussion frequency and related factors. Information collected is similar to routine information that schools are already collecting when recording any injury. The ConTex platform will run on smart phones, tablets, and computers with internet access and is provided to schools at no cost. Data entry requires only a few minutes and can be done any time during the school year.

What’s next?

  • You will be receiving an email from Admin@ConTex.info that will ask you to identify two individuals to act as ConTex reporters for your school. Clicking on the link in the email will prompt you input the name, school-issued email, and phone number for each reporter.
  • Following the assignment of the designated reporters, a separate email will be sent to each of them for completion of their registration. We will provide reporters with online training for how to use the ConTex tool, including an FAQ and a User Manual.

Additional information:

  • Please reach out to the ConTex team at ConTex@UTSW.edu or by visiting the UT Southwestern ConTex webpage.
  • For those who have already registered, incidents are logged through the ConTex website at www.ConTex.info using your school-issued email address.