A native of Reading, Ohio, USA, Biles was an outstanding high school athlete, earning 12 letters and helping the 1946 Reading High team capture the state baseball championship. Biles then attended Miami University and was on the school’s football team until suffering a career-ending injury. In his remaining time as an undergraduate, Biles served as an assistant with the squad, then officially began his coaching tenure at the high school level.
After two seasons in which he compiled an 11-8-1 record, Biles was offered a defensive assistant’s role with the University of Notre Dame under head coach Ara Parseghian, Biles respectfully turned the offer down on January 4, 1964, citing his desire to remain as a head coach. He remained at the school for another five seasons, having his best success with the 1965 unit that finished 8-2, and compiled an overall record of 39-28-3.
On January 27, 1969, Biles resigned his position at Xavier to become an assistant coach with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints.
After one season in that capacity, Biles was selected as the Jets’ defensive backs coach on June 24, 1972. Biles would move on to the Houston Oilers in 1974 as a defensive assistant, and become the teams defensive coordinator the following season. In 1981, Biles served as Head Coach of the Houston Oilers a position he would hold for two seasons.
After his tenure in Houston, Biles would work with ESPN doing college football and various bowl games. In 2005, he was hired as head coach of the Cincinnati Marshalls of the National Indoor Football League and in late 2006, Coach Biles was hired as an assistant to the head coach of the Texas Copperheads of the af2, the minor league system of the Arena Football League.
In 2010, Biles was the headline coach for the San Marcos Academy All-Pro Football camp in San Marcos, Texas.
Biles serves as a active member of the National Football League Alumni Houston chapter. He heads up the annual Ed Biles Coaches Golf Tourney benefiting the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also volunteers for the annual Greater Houston Football Coaches Association Scholarship Golf Tourney.
Bryan Blake started his gridiron adventures while playing for the Falcons of Clear Creek High School in League City, TX. His outstanding high school play earned him a scholarship on the first football team for the Tarleton State Texans in Stephenville, Texas.
Blake earned a starting position on defense for the Texans and after earning his degree became a starter in indoor football and played for the Texas Bullets, La Crosse Night Train and Lake Charles Landsharks in the National Indoor Football League.
Blake became the Owner/Head Coach for the Katy Copperheads football team in 2006 and the team was featured on Cold Pizza an ESPN2 show at the time. His team later moved up to Arena Football 2 and became the Texas Copperheads. The team sported an 11-3 record in 2005 and reached the quarterfinals under Blake’s leadership. Blake also directed the Beaumont Drillers of the American Professional Football League to a 8-2 record in 2008.
Blake is currently the Head Football Coach/Boy’s Athletic Director at McDonald Junior High School in the Katy ISD district.
Randy Bryan, a native Texan, is passionate about people and technology. He and his business partner, Dominic Encinias, founded tekRESCUE early in 2011. The company’s main focus is to help make technology work for people. Randy and Dominic also have a TV show called tekmix.tv whose mission is to help make technology understandable so people can make their lives better. The idea for tekRESCUE was born out of the show.
Randy believes that your core values and passion should help determine your vocation in life. He loves to speak to groups about these topics and to challenge people to get their lives in line with their core values and passion. He also believe your vision for your life lies somewhere in the intersection of your core values, passion, and the needs of the people you serve and/or do business with.
Randy stays involved in his community, working to make it a better place to live, work, and raise a family. He serves on the Planning and Zoning commission, is an Ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce, and is also a part-time pastor at Bay Area Fellowship – San Marcos.
Randy’s favorite role is being the husband of Debbie Bryan and the father of their four children ages 4 to 15.
Eddie Canales is a San Marcos Academy alumnus and he also attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He was a member of the Corps of Cadets for the Aggies while in college and completed Military Training in Fort Riley, Texas after college.
Canales currently serves as Director and Founder of Gridiron Heroes. The group was formed in 2003, after his son Chris was paralyzed at San Marcos Academy. The group was founded with a specific mission; to provide immediate, as well as, long term resources and support to individuals sustaining catastrophic spinal cord injury through activities associated with high school football.
Canales, and Gridiron Heroes, have been featured on Home Box Office and many other media sources.
Canales was recently named a CNN Hero, an annual television special created by CNN honoring individuals who make extraordinary contributions to help others. The show, hosted by Anderson Cooper, started in 2007 and continues now, with the awards show aired at the end of the year. Over the course of the year, viewers world wide can nominate and vote for the heroes they want to nominate for recognition and honoring.
San Antonio Magazine recently named Canales the San Antonio Man of The Year for 2011.
Jeannette Jones-Freitag currently serves as Business Development Specialist for A+ Federal Credit Union. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. When she’s away from the A+ office she coaches volleyball and basketball at St. Andrew’s Episcopal in Austin, Texas.
Last year as Assistant Coach to the Varsity Girls Basketball team, they won the Division II Championship. She also had an undefeated championship team with her 5th grade volleyball team.
Ty Gipson began his sports journey in Bridge City, Texas as he excelled in baseball including playing for the Tornados of Concordia University in Austin, Texas. He later transferred and obtained his degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He also completed a college internship with Disney Theme Parks and Resorts. This gave Gipson the opportunity to work for a company that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what they do.
Gipson began Minuteman Press of Georgetown in August of 2006 and he quickly made his presence known in the business community. In 2007, his company was named Small Business of the Year by the Georgetown Texas Chamber of Commerce. In 2008, the company garnered another prestigious award being named Minuteman Press Fastest Growing Franchise over 900 plus other companies.
Gipson is involved in the community for which he serves as the Chairman of the Georgetown Convention and Visitors Board. He is also a member of the Georgetown Business Network and serves the board for the Georgetown Country Club. Last year, his company recorded 1.25 million in sales and is on pace for another record-breaking year in 2011. His main goal is to fulfill the print and signage goals of all Athletic Directors and athletic programs. Minutemen Press Georgetown has a strong emphasis in sports marketing recently adding the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana to his many athletic based clients.
A native of Ardmore, Okla., Jump has been involved in sports, in some form or fashion, for over 30 years from coaching to playing. He founded the Lone Star Christian Sports Network (LSCSN.com) eight years ago after several years as a college and high school basketball and softball coach.
LSCSN.com has quickly become the industry leader for sports information regarding private school athletics in the state of Texas (two schools in Oklahoma). Together, with his award winning team, LSCSN.com covers teams in four different private-school conferences (TAPPS, TCAF, TCAL and SPC).
Jump also currently serves as the Sports Information Director for the Southwest Preparatory Conference, and is a photographer for MaxPreps. His work has been featured in over 20 national and state publications, including Major League Baseball (MLB.com).
During his career in Athletics, Jump has coached several former NCAA Division I athletes, as well as NBA player Eddie Robinson, formerly of the Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls.
Chuck Licata has been involved in sports media for over 30 years. He has won four journalism awards – three Texas Press Association awards and the 2007 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Sportswriter of the Year award for the Gulf Coast/Central TX region. Licata is co-owner of K-MAC Sports Productions of Austin and owner of LibertyHillSports.com, Liberty Hill’s first online sports newspaper, which was founded in October 2009.
Licata, 50, worked with The Zone (KVET-AM 1300, Austin) in one capacity or another since the station in its all-sports format from 1999-2009. He has also hosted the Revved Up Sports radio show and was a Sideline Reporter/HS Sports broadcaster. Licata is currently a voting panelist for the Texas Motor Speedway Hall of Fame, and was an instructor at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (Austin) before the school closed in 2009.
Licata started his professional writing career with the Round Rock Leader in 1999 and has written for the Liberty Hill Independent, Hill Country News (Leander/Cedar Park),Pflugerville Pflag and Austin American-Statesman as well as LibertyHillSports.com and the Liberty Hill Leader.
Christopher Lyke is the founder and owner of TexasHSFootball.com. Lyke founded the site in 2001 as a spin off to a now defunct information site. Since its inception, TexasHSFootball.com has become one of the premier and most popular sites on the internet dedicated to high school football.
Lyke has also served as the Sports information Director for the Texarkana College baseball program, an official scorekeeper for the Central Hockey League and served as mentor to school children looking to better themselves in the classroom.
In my 18 years of coaching I have been fortunate to work with some of the finest staffs in the country. Because of this fact, I have been blessed to be part of State Championship teams in Football, Baseball and Basketball. Coaching has given me the opportunity to affect the lives of my players in a positive way and to give them tools to lead a better life. I have been a Head Coach in Football, Track, Baseball, Golf and Tennis. I have been an Assistant Coach in Basketball, Softball and Powerlifting. I have had coaching stints at Milby H.S. and Chavez H.S. in HISD and coached at St. Pius X, Lutheran High North, Mt. Carmel and Lutheran South Academy. I am Currently the Head Baseball Coach and Offensive Coordinator at Pope John XXIII in Katy, Texas.
We Formed the Greater Houston Private School Coaches Association in 2001 to provide seniors with an opportunity to showcase their talent in All Star competitions in Football, Basketball and Baseball. Through these efforts athletes were able to obtain scholarships. That is the mission of our game this year. We are very fortunate to have partnered with Ron Oswalt and his Crew at Sports Marketing Experts. Their efforts have brought this game to a new level.
As a Coaches’ son, I never thought that my career path would lead me to that profession. As a child, I grew up on a field or a court watching my Father coach. The lessons I learned in those long days of practice and games and game film will be with me for the rest of my life and I hope to pass them on to my children. I learned that hard work, effort, dedication, preparation, faith and sweat don’t, in and of themselves, translate into wins. What they do build is a better person. When the above things come together in a group with a single-minded purpose, the results can be extraordinary. These are the moments we live for as coaches, to see our pupils realize the depth of their potential and take the lessons we have instilled in them and rise to another level of athleticism. The beauty of athletics is that these lessons can be applied to every aspect of life. With hard work and faith and the Grace of God, all things are possible.
Married to Nicole Rae Morgan Drama Department Chair at Memorial High School We are the proud parents of:
Colleen Morgan, a freshman at St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN studying Music and Theater. She is also the School Mascot for the Cardinals. In high school Colleen was a state officer in the Texas Thespian Society. She has lettered in Drama and Choir and is a varsity basketball manager. She is a region choir member and has been selected for OAKE national honor choir.
Nathan Morgan is a Freshman at Memorial High School he is involved in Football, Basketball, Baseball, Drama, Comedy Sportz and Band.
Texas High School Coaches Association Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association American Football Coaches Association American Baseball Coaches Association Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association Greater Houston Football Coaches Association Texas Bowl Committee Member Friendswood Fourth of July Steering Committee
Ronald Oswalt, a Jackson, Mississippi native, graduated in the fall of 1989 with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Health and Human Sciences. In 2000, he received the outstanding alumni award from the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association. Oswalt has over 20 years experience in medical sales and marketing but sports have always been his passion. Last year, Oswalt served as Vice-President/General Manager for the Austin Turfcats professional arena football team. The team made the championship game in just the team’s first year in the Southern Indoor Football League. His team was recognized for having the best website and best media coverage among SIFL teams in 2009. He was also recognized by the Indoor Football Network as General Manager of the Year.
He has also worked for the Katy Copperheads of the National Indoor Football League, Texas Copperheads of the arena football league 2, and the Beaumont Drillers of the American Professional Football League. During his tenure with the arena football league 2 his media guide garnered several awards at league meetings.
Oswalt has also worked as active media covering the New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans and the University of Southern Mississippi. He also has covered the Humanitarian Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Texas Bowl and Alamo Bowl for college football just to name a few.
Oswalt is currently the Special Assistant for Athletic Development for San Marcos Baptist Academy in San Marcos, Texas. The 103 year old educational institution is one of the oldest in the state of Texas.
Oswalt is currently very active in the community serving as an ambassador with the San Marcos Texas Chamber of Commerce, San Marcos Lions Club and a member of the Kiwanis of San Marcos. He is supported by his wife Machel of twenty years and his two boys Aubrey and Hayden.
Luke Sanders, an Austin, Texas native, is a 2003 Texas Tech University graduate in Lubbock, Texas. He was a standout nose tackle for the Chaparrals of Austin Westlake where he graduated and found his love for sports in 2000.
Sanders serves as CEO for Rivercity Sportswear, a company started by his father Bob Sanders in 1978. RiverCity Sportswear, based in Austin, is one of the largest producers of high-quality custom screen printing, embroidery, graphic design & promotional products in Central Texas. They also supply corporate apparel, custom t-shirts and hats and screen-printing services nationwide. RiverCity is committed to being a great resource for cost effective marketing solutions. They service business associations, college and Greek life organizations, little leagues, school districts, the entertainment business, and a variety of non-profit organizations.
Sanders is supported by his wife Claudia, which is also active in daily operations and his two children Sarah and Luke. In 2010, Rivercity Sportswear produced over 1 million pieces of merchandise from the NBA to local schools. In Texas, Rivercity Sportswear sales representatives in Austin, San Marcos, San Antonio and Lubbock to meet your sportswear needs.
A native of La Porte, Texas, Thibodeaux is the co-founder of BobcatReport.com and Bobcat Report Magazine, a website and
publication which garners 1.8 million hits online, and has a steady readership base in print. Bobcatreport.com is part of the Rivals.Com network with Yahoo Sports.
Thibodeaux has been covering Texas State football for 13 years and handles all scouting and recruiting for high school and Junior College level for Bobcat Report.
Thibodeaux has been featured in the Austin American Statesman, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express News, San Marcos Daily Record, 1300am-The Zone in Austin, KTSW in San Marcos and The University Star, the campus newspaper of Texas State University.