Athletic Director Wins North Texas Double-Goal Coach® Award
Posted 05/04/2011 09:39AM

Episcopal School of Dallas Athletic Director David Tollison has won a North Texas Double-Goal Coach® Award from Positive Coaching Alliance-Dallas for his positive impact on youth athletes. Tollison will accept his award at PCA-Dallas’ inaugural North Texas Double-Goal Coach Awards Dinner, Thursday, May 5 at Prestonwood Country Club.

The Double-Goal Coach Award is named for coaches whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports. “David wins on the scoreboard, and more importantly, he wins by creating a positive, character-building sports experience for youth athletes,” said Barry Smink, PCA-Dallas executive director. “Ultimately, the youth athletes David coaches are the real winners, and as those athletes become tomorrow’s leaders our society as a whole wins.”

Tollison – a former All-American baseball player for the University of Texas, who played five years of minor league baseball – has coached baseball at Episcopal School of Dallas for 13 years while also serving as athletic director for the last three years. “David is known for his attention to detail, emphasis on fundamentals and instilling a sense of confidence in each and every player,” Smink said. “He exemplifies the core values that he teaches: trust, teamwork, motivation, sportsmanship, character, and how to become a better person in the long run.”

The ceremony honoring North Texas Double-Goal Coach Award winners will feature WFAA Sports Anchor Ted Madden as Master of Ceremonies and a special appearance by Jim Thompson, founder of Positive Coaching Alliance and author of The Double-Goal Coach and a just-released book for student-athletes titled Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact CompetitorTM.

About Positive Coaching Alliance 
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) has the mission of “transforming youth sports so sports can transform youth.”  To that end, PCA has conducted nearly 9,000 live group workshops nationwide for more than 475,000 youth and high school sports leaders, coaches and parents. PCA trains coaches to be Double-Goal Coaches®, whose first goal is winning and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports. PCA also cultivates Second-Goal Parents®, who focus on life lessons through sports and helps produce Triple-Impact CompetitorsTM, student-athletes who work to improve themselves, their teammates, and their sport as a whole.