News and Announcements


TISCA Members,
Due to circumstances outside our control, we have had to change the date of the Spring 2024 TISCA Convention due to a hotel scheduling conflict which would have negatively impacted on the number of available hotel rooms we could offer to our TISCA Members.
As a result of our renegotiation with the hotel the TISCA Convention will be held a week earlier from April 11th – April 14th, 2024.
The Executive Board Meeting will be in the early evening on April 11th with the TISCA Convention starting on the afternoon of Friday, April 12th. We hope to still hold the annual Theron Pickle Golf Tournament on Friday morning before the Convention begins.
As a result of the change, we have negotiated a lower room rental rate per night for our attendees. As soon as we have the room registration link ready, we will send out the hotel link to secure rooms early.
The Executive Board appreciates your understanding in this matter and is looking forward to hosting an amazing convention next April. I hope you have an opportunity this summer to rest and recharge yourself for the next school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at
Mark Jedow
TISCA President

The document TISCA_Conference_Date_Chg_06_04_2023.pdf was attached to this post.



Our friends at ASCA have asked that we share the following information regarding the World Clinic in Dallas, Tx in September.

The document ASCA_WC_FLYER_SIDE_B.pdf was attached to this post.


Attached is an update from THSCA on the Texas Legislative Session. Please take a look and educate yourself on some of the bills being introduced and how they could impact the future of athletics in Texas.

The document 88th_Session_Update_-_May_1_2023.pdf was attached to this post.


Mark your calendars! The annual TISCA Clinic is scheduled for April 18-20, 2024.

We will be moving the clinic to the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center. We will also have access to the Southwestern University competition pool to use for talks and demonstrations.

Stay posted for more updates about the #TISCA2024 clinic.

Have ideas for the clinic? Contact the committee members below.


  • Mark Jedow
  • Daniel Jau
  • Kris Jones
  • Mellissa Howard
  • Phil Wiggins


  • Penny Depamazio
  • Charly Collins
  • Craig Nolder
  • Eric Ognibene
  • Claudia Sunday

Water Polo

  • Ty Halford
  • Scott Slay
  • Norm Collins
  • Stephen “Mac” Macdon

Golf Tournament

  • Mark Stohrer
  • Kris Jones
  • Mike Waldeman
  • Toni Schramme
  • Trey Hayes


The TISCA Executive Board met on Friday, April 21 to discuss the results from the State Meet Survey, review the hotel site for the April 2024 TISCA Conference, meet with the new UIL Director of Athletics and select your TISCA Coaching Award winners. First I would like to thank the members of the executive board who made the journey to Georgetown, Tx and those who attended online. We had a very long but productive session and we are excited to announce the following.

Congratulations to the following coaches on being selected as our TISCA Coach Award winners for this year.

4A Swimming Coach of the Year – Anna Alaniz from Tuloso- Midway High School

5A Swimming Coach of the Year – Jennifer Beagle – Frisco Reedy High School

6A Swimming Coach of the Year – Jordan Beck – Seven Lakes High School

Diving Coach of the Year – Jake Kinzbach – Katy ISD Schools

Assistant Swimming Coach of the Year – Catie Navidad – Frisco Heritage High School

Dee Hollar Officials Award – John Stewart Gerhardt

Craig Nolder Diving Lifetime Achievement Award – Eric Ognibene – Farmers Branch ISD

Theron Pickle Lifetime Achievement Award -
Erin North – Austin High School – Fort Bend ISD
Mark Jedow – Winston Churchill High School – North East ISD

Second, we have selected a site for the 2024 April Conference. We will have the 2024 TISCA Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Georgetown the weekend of April 18-21, 2024. The board would like to thank TISCA Clinic Director, David Johnson, for reviewing multiple site options and finding a location that will serve our organization for the 2024 Conference. After a very lengthy discussion and site visits to area facilities we are looking forward to having a top notch conference and awards program for you next Spring. We are already in talks with potential speakers and will have some pool time sessions for Swimming, Diving and Water Polo presentations next year. Third, we had the opportunity to visit via video conference the new UIL Director for Athletics, Mr. Ray Zepeda who is coming on board to the UIL in June. He is very eager to work with our organization and very open to new ideas on how to make things more efficient. Mr. Zepeda is currently the Executive Director of Athletics for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD which has eleven high schools which currently compete in UIL Swimming, Diving and Water Polo. The Executive Board is excited to be working him and feel his knowledge and insight will be a great asset at the UIL to ensure we continue to offer the best competitive programs for our student-athletes. Lastly, with the move of the TISCA Conference to April we realize there will be some gaps especially with connecting our new coaches with the organization. This is where we will need your assistance. We have asked the Region Representatives to be the go between on introducing new coaches to TISCA. The Executive Board will produce materials to help with this transition and will be setting up some online meetings to assist new coaches getting acclimated with state regulations for Water Polo , Swimming & Diving. As coaching vacancies are filled, please assist us in connecting us with these new coaches by either sharing with or completing the following form for the new coach. New Coach Form:

Mark Jedow
TISCA President