Boys Basketball Coach Appointment

Boys Hoops Coach Coaching Association Board
Posted on 09/01/2022
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DeSoto High School Boys Basketball Coach Richard Bacon was recently named to the Texas High School coaches’ Association's Board of Directors, a three-year term to which he was elected by members of the THSCA representing the region.

“The Board appointment means the world to me,” Bacon said. “ I am one of 27 Coaches in the state of Texas to sit on this board and every time they mention me, they mention DeSoto.  I'm on the front lines and I will hear about legislative changes and have the opportunity to vote on things that are going to affect Athletics. I have a vote and a voice that will allow the opportunity to speak on behalf of our coaches and school district

As a member of the THSCA Board of Directors, Bacon will participate in making decisions that impact the organization’s 25,000+ members.

“Bacon is very well respected by his peers, and we look forward to working with him this year as we continue our mission of ‘Helping Coaches Help Kids,” wrote Joe Martin, Executive Director of THSCA in a letter to DeSoto Independent School District announcing the appointment.

As part of his work in this role, Bacon plans to support the work of coaches in the organization and, particularly, those in the North Texas region. 

The first thing that I am going to do is to positively impact coaches,” Bacon said. “ I want to help improve and create opportunities that most Coaches didn't even know existed. The Texas High School Coaches Association has so many programs, scholarship opportunities, and committees that coaches can actively serve on that will promote their programs and honor their athletes for their hard work and dedication to athletics.  This is definitely a Win-Win.”

Bacon assumed leadership of the DeSoto High School boys basketball program in 20xx. Last season, Bacon celebrated the accumulation of more than 650 wins in his career as a high school basketball coach. The Eagles anticipate an exciting hoops season for their 2022-2023 campaign. Schedules and updates can be found at