Thornton McFerrin Coaching Academy Hosts Spring Seminar

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – Texas A&M’s Thornton – McFerrin Coaching Academy held a spring seminar on Tuesday to give select high school students the opportunity to ask questions and consider coaching as a profession at a certain level.

According to the founder, Dr John Thornton, the aim of the academy is to prepare, support and promote the coaching profession.

15 high schools from the Brazos Valley and reaching Houston were represented.

Fort Bend Hightower is one of those Houston schools that made the move. Head football coach Cornelius Anthony bringing several students with an interest in coaching with him to the seminar.

He said he wished something like this had existed when he was going to college and knows it would have certainly saved him some headaches as a young coach.

“These kids understand and learn the secrets of the game or the profession before they even set foot on a college campus. So it’s phenomenal and you know it’s the Aggie way, added the 13-year-old high school coach.

Anthony was a three-year starter at linebacker for RC Slocum and Texas A&M from 1997-2000.

He was part of the 1998 Aggies Big 12 Conference Championship and played in both the NFL and CFL before becoming a coach.

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