DFW Coaches Clinic
A Clinic for High School Coaches Given by High School Coaches

Clinic Directors

Bob Ledbetter Joe Martin Jeff Jordan
Phone: 817.228.9498 Phone: 830.438.5360 Phone: 785.551.9149
Fax: 830.438.5360 Fax: 830.438.5360 Fax: 830.438.5360

                         better Exhibitor Registration Information

Updated Hotel Information The 2017 DFW Coaches Clinic will be held at The Westin DFW Airport Hotel, 4545 West John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, Texas 76053 972-929-4500 - The Embassy Suites Hotel at DFW Airport is being renovated - we will return there for the 2018 Clinic. The Westin will provide a cooked to order breakfast and Happy Hour each day to every coach staying in the hotel-Room rate is $149

Click on the link below to make reservations at The Westin


Hotlinfo.jpg (8208 bytes) Clinic Headquarters: Embassy Suites Hotel at D/FW Airport, 2401 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine, Texas 76051. The hotel is located off of 635 and 121.

Phone Number: 972-724-2600 or 800-EMBASSY

Embassy Suites Outdoor World Website

e-mail: embassysuitesdfw@jqh.com

State you are attending the DFW Coaches Clinic when making your reservations to receive a  rate of $149.00 per night. (plus tax) Your registration must be made by January 7 to receive this special rate. Embassy Suites provides a complimentary cooked to order breakfast and happy hour each day to each coach staying at the hotel. Each room comfortably sleeps four. Embassy Suites Hotel is also adjacent to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Grapevine Mills Mall. All two room suites include Microwave Ovens, Refrigerators, Wet Bars, Two - remote controlled televisions, and more! Embassy Suites also has a complimentary shuttle to and from both DFW Airport and Grapevine Mills Mall.

Reginfo.jpg (9788 bytes) Exhibitor registration fee is $500.00 if you pre-register by January 20, 2017. After January 20, the fee is $550.00. No refunds after this date. Registration is limited to the first 80 exhibitors. DFW Coaches Clinic reserves the right to refuse any exhibitor. 

To pre-register, please send your registration form and check made payable to DFW Coaches Clinic30801 Beck Road, Bulverde, TX 78163.

Online Exhibitor Registration Form

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With your registration you will receive:
  • One 8' X 8 Exhibit Space
  • Food and drinks on Friday night.
  • Texas Hold'Em Tournament on Friday night ($50 buy-in, limited to the first 50 players that sign up and pay at registration)
  • FCA Lecture Saturday morning.
  • Clinic setup begins at 8:00 am on Friday, January 27. Lectures begin at 1:00 pm on Friday and the exhibitor hall closes at 10:30 am on Sunday.
  • Exhibiting Hours are 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Friday and Saturday. 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM on Sunday.
  • Over 1100 coaches were in attendance at this clinic last year. Between 1100-1200 are expected this year.

DFW Coaches Clinic was formed with the intent to provide a high quality, affordable instructional clinic for high school football coaches. The motto is “A Clinic for High School Coaches Given by High School Coaches”.  In living up to that motto, DFW Clinic offers the unique format of allowing only high school football coaches to lecture, and provides a forum for all high school coaches to learn new football and motivational techniques. Two of the main goals are to help improve the overall quality of coaching and to give something back to the coaching community. A well informed coach will do a better job teaching and motivating his players to stay involved in their sport and in school. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are more successful and cause fewer problems than kids who are not involved.

The inaugural DFW Coaches Clinic was held in 1999 and had over 550 coaches in attendance. Over 1100 high school, middle school and youth league coaches from Texas and the surrounding states are projected to be at the 2017 clinic. The 19th annual clinic takes place January 27-29, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Hotel at DFW Airport. The DFW Coaches Clinic is the largest clinic in the state that features only high school coaches as speakers.

The clinic directors are Bob Ledbetter, Joe Martin, and Jeff Jordan.

·Bob Ledbetter coached high school football in Texas for 30 years and is the former athletic director of Southlake Carroll High School. He was the head football coach for 20 years at Frisco and Southlake Carroll; winning State Championships at Carroll in 1988, 1992, and 1993. Carroll set a national record by winning 72 consecutive regular season games from 1986-1993. He served on the Board of Directors for the Texas High School Coaches Association and is a member of the THSCA Hall of Honor.

·Joe Martin coached in Texas high schools for almost 30 years, winning a State Championship at Garland High School in 1999. He was the head coach at Lake Dallas, Mabank, Garland, and Allen before becoming the Assistant Executive Director of the Texas High School Coaches Association in 2004. Coach Martin also served as President of THSCA. He was named 1999 5A Coach of the Year by Reebok, the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL, and the Texas Sportswriter’s Association. He is a member of the Lewisville HS Sports Hall of Fame, Garland Sports Hall of Fame, Eastern New Mexico University Hall of Honor and Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor.

·Jeff Jordan coached in Texas high schools for 29 years, 15 as head coach at Garland High School. The Owls were State Semifinalists in 2006. He went to the playoffs 13 of the 14 years and was five times been named Coach of the Week by the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL. Coach Jordan holds the school record for most victories and most playoff victories. The Owls set a school record by winning 83 games from 2000-2009. He was the defensive coordinator at Garland when the Owls won the State Championship in 1999. He is a member of the Garland Sports Hall of Fame. Coach Jordan has worked as an in-house scout for the Dallas Cowboys for the last 28 years, where he has been a part of three Super Bowl champion teams. Jeff is currently the Director of Personnel for the University of Kansas Football Team.


  • Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World is adjacent to the Embassy Suites Hotel.
  • 200,000 sq. ft. - featuring everything for the outdoor family!
  • Texas' largest fishing department.
  • Complete camping and backpacking section.
  • Boat and RV showroom.
  • Hunting department.
  • Marine department.
  • Full line of golf equipment and driving range.
  • Go to the website: www.basspro.com
Grapevine Mills Mall Information
  • 1.5 million square feet of shopping
  • 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway; Grapevine, TX 76051
  • Monday- Saturday  10am - 9:30pm; Sunday    11am - 8pm
  • For more information, call 972-724-4900
  • Visit the website: www.grapevinemills.com