Texas Six Man Coaches Association Convention staying in Wichita Falls

Texas Six Man Coaches Association
Texas Six Man Coaches Association

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - The Texas Six Man Coaches Association is wrapping up a week of conferences and events this weekend.

On Friday, they announced Wichita Falls will host the convention for the next five years.

The convention and All Star games were in Lubbock for 18 years before returning to Wichita Falls.

Six man officials have been so happy with the results, they have decided to come back.

Randall Eallew, President of T.S.M.C.A. said the city makes sure all their needs are met.

"We have a little over 100 All Stars here and the Wichita Falls Conventions Visitors Bureau takes care of them every single minute of the day," Eallew said.

That's something Sans High School head coach Steve Keith said his players appreciate.

"They went to the water park, went to a fish fry, Rib Fest, a movie, F.C.A. rally, and a social Thursday night," Keith said. "I think they're having a good experience, which is good. I don't really care about the coaches as much I do those kids having a good experience."

Lindsay Barker, Director of the Conventions Visitors Bureau, said it will continue to have a positive economic impact on the city.

"Every year you've got these athletes, coaches, and their families coming to Wichita Falls," Barker said. "They are staying in our hotels, eating in our restaurants, shopping, buying our gas."

Eallew said words cannot express how thankful they are for the city's hospitality.

"You have guys that go out of their way every minute of the day to make sure anything we need is available," he said. "And wow. I can't say enough about what this city has done for our association."

Eallew added that this year was their largest convention yet and they are looking to expand it in the coming years.

Next year will be the final year of the convention's current contract with the city.

The five-year extension will keep them spending part of their summers in the falls until 2023.

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