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Charles Breithaupt Named UIL Executive Director

Media Contact: Kim Rogers
Phone: 512-471-5883
Fax: 512-471-6589

Date: Feb 03, 2009
Category: General Information


AUSTIN, TX— Dr. Charles Breithaupt has been named Executive Director of the University Interscholastic League after a nationwide search conducted by the University of Texas at Austin.

Breithaupt previously served as Associate Director and Director of Athletics for the UIL. He was promoted to UIL Associate Director in August 2004 after serving as the State Director of Athletics since March 1, 1995. Breithaupt becomes the seventh Executive Director in the history of the University Interscholastic League.

“I am very excited about this new role and look forward to continuing my work with the schools and students of Texas,” Breithaupt said.  “My experience at the UIL has given me great insight, and I am thrilled that I can carry that knowledge into my new position.”

Charles joined the League in June of 1992 after 17 years in coaching.  He coached football, basketball, baseball, track and field, and cross- country and taught English and History.  He began his coaching career at Buna Junior High School. He coached at Hardin-Jefferson High School for 14 years with a record of 292-57.  He coached at Beaumont West Brook High School for 4 years and amassed a record of 100-35. Overall his high school varsity coaching record was 392 wins and only 92 losses for a winning percentage of 81%.

His 1984 team finished as State Runner up and his 1991 team won the Conference 3A State Championship with a 37-1 record.   He has been named Coach of the year nine times and was named State Coach of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches in 1991.

Breithaupt has served as an Athletic Director, Assistant Principal, High School Principal and as a school board member throughout his career.  He was inducted into the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Southeast Texas Coaches Hall of Honor in 2001.   He was inducted in the Texas High School Coaches Hall of Honor in 2005.

Previously, Charles was responsible for the administration of the entire athletic program for the state including the reclassification and realignment process involving over 1,300 member schools.

He has served on several national committees including the National Federation of State High School Associations Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Committee and the NFHS Basketball Rules Committee. He has served as liaison to the NCAA Football Rules Committee for the past ten years. Currently, he is a member of the NHFS Board of Directors.

A graduate of Buna High School, he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Lamar University in Beaumont. He completed his Doctorate degree at the University of Texas at Austin in July 1996. 

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