Kliff Kingsbury is no stranger to the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) Coaching School held in Fort Worth on a yearly basis.
In fact, Kingsbury recalls this being some of his parents' best memories every year.
Kingsbury was back again this Tuesday, but for the first time as head coach.
"Never been here as a head coach," Kingsbury said. "But any time you get around these high school coaches it's humbling, and I'm honored to be here."
17,000 registered high school coaches were on hand at the convention. It was no surprise that coach Kingsbury was asked to speak, it was who he was speaking too that may come as a surprise.
"They're (coach's) wives," Kingsbury chuckled. "That's the tough crowd. I'm actually a little nervous about it. But my mom was a part of that group, so I'm honored that they asked me to speak and kind of talk about my history as a coach's kid."
As the special speaker, Kliff spoke about the special role of the coach's wife and passionately spoke about his mom.
"It was good," a relieved Kingsbury said afterwards. "It's a great group, a great organization and I know my mom always loved coming here and being around all those coach's wives."
"They put up with more than most humans deal with in their lifetime dealing with us."
Fortunately for coach Kingsbury, the speaking engagements and random off-season appointments are about to give way to Fall practices and the dawning of a new era for Red Raider football, just a short month away.
Fall camp begins Saturday evening with an ‘open to the public' practice at Jones AT&T Stadium at six o'clock. The season opener is August 30th, at SMU.
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