2022 TTCA Scholarships


TTCA – The Texas Tennis Coaches Association (TTCA) has awarded academic scholarships to 10 outstanding student-athletes.

Six boys received the “Steve Buck Scholarship”, while four girls were the recipients of the “Betty Sue Welch Scholarship.” The scholarships are valued at $500 each. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a parent who coaches tennis, and is a member of the TTCA.

A committee from the TTCA reviewed essays from the applicants and made the final decisions.


“Steve Buck" Scholarship Winners


San Antonio Reagan High School…..The son of David Daniel, coach of Reagan High School….Plans to attend Grinnell College (Iowa)….His anticipated major is math/statistics….Region IV-6A 2022 Boys Doubles semifinalist…Academic All-District…National Honor Society.

Deuce’s Comments: “Sometimes, we have to reset our lives with being a dad or being a coach. I have been able to see how my dad deals with a lot of different kids and adults – including me – to try to get to the best out of each individual.”



Wills Point High School…The son of Ann Daniell, coach of Wills Point High School…. Plans to attend Texas Tech University…His anticipated major is business…Two-time state qualifier …Silver Medalist, Mixed Doubles, 2021.…Academic All-District.

Jacob’s Comments: “Being involved in athletics has taught me the true meaning of having an unmatchable work ethic, and making no excuses. My parents, who are both coaches, taught me never to shy away from difficulties, and meet them head-on.”




Electra High School..The son of Dea Buchanan, coach at Electra ISD…Plans to attend Midwestern State University…His anticipated major is nursing/nurse practitioner …Regional qualifier in Boys Doubles…Member of Honor Roll…National Honor Society…Academic Excellence Award.

Sage’s Comments: “My mom, through tennis, and both of my parents, have taught me never to give up, set a goal, work hard, and have a drive to make each day better.”




Roma High School….The son of Eddie Marquez, coach of Roma High School…Plans to attend South Texas College…His anticipated major is criminal justice…Bi-District champion, Area finalist…

Isaac’s comments: “As the son of a coach, I felt as if I had to practice harder and play harder. His guidance and constructive criticism have molded me to the player and person I am today. I believe I would not have had as much success if it wasn’t for the passion my dad has for coaching the sport.”




Rocksprings High School…The son of James Oliver, coach of Rocksprings High School…Plans to attend Stephen F. Austin State University…Anticipated major is forestry/wildlife management…Regional finalist/state qualifier…Ranked No. 1 in senior class…National Honor Society.

Hunter’s comments: “Be a leader. Those are the words my dad tells me every morning before I leave the house. When he says these words, he doesn’t just mean on the tennis courts, but also in life. Leadership is a quality that is required for many positions, and I am confident my father’s teachings will prove to be worth the effort.”




Clear Springs High School…The son of Gregg Parker, coach of Clear Springs High School…Plans to attend Stephen F. Austin State University…Anticipated major is aviation sciences…District semifinalist, All-District…Ranked in top-10 percent of class.

Kai’s comments: “My life has been filled with many unique opportunities. The values instilled in me came from watching my dad on the courts. I began to gather what truly composes a great leader. Rather than mindlessly screaming or relentlessly berating players for mistakes they made, he offered up simple, calm tactics which would help them improve their game.”


Steve Buck is a former executive director and past president of the TTCA. He is also a member of the TTCA Hall of Fame. A veteran and versatile coach, he coached collegiately at the University of North Texas and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. His high school coaching journey took him to Midland Lee, Abilene High, and Abilene Cooper.


"Betty Sue Welch" Scholarship Winners




Orangefield High School….The daughter of Philip Dodd, coach of Hutto High School….Plans to attend Texas State University….Anticipated major is exercise science or kinesiology…Regional Girls Doubles quarterfinalist in 2022…Academic All-State..Honor Roll.

Alayna’s comments: “My dad helped me know more about tennis, and he gave me mini-lessons. When he came to matches, he ended up seeing that all I needed was for him to be a dad. I love being able to share tennis with him and have that bond.”




Spring Hill High School…The daughter of Eric Montgomery, coach of Spring Hill High School….Plans to attend Texas A&M University (Longview)…Anticipated major is allied health…Ranked No. 6 in her class….National Honor Society.

Kaylee’s comments: “Having my dad as a coach has taught me to appreciate all the coaches I’ve ever had, because they strive to help their players develop into the best versions of themselves. Tennis has helped me with my relationship with my dad, and we share a common passion.”




Medina Valley High School…The daughter of Julianne Webb, coach of Medina Valley High School…Plans to attend Lakeland University (Wisconsin)…Anticipated major is biochemistry…District Girls Singles champion…Ranked No. 2 in her class…Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society…National Honor Society.

Kassidee’s comments: “My mom has affected my life as a person and a student in many ways. She managed to find me lessons with amazing coaches and organizations where I could play tennis. My mom has made me a better athlete, student, and person.”




Italy High School…The daughter of Kelly Webb, coach of Frost High School…Plans to attend the University of Texas at Tyler…Anticipated major is kinesiology…Earned 44 dual-credit college hours…National Art Honor Society…Academic All-District for track and volleyball.

Ryleigh’s comments: “A lesson I learned from my mom was how to always get my school work done first, because school always comes before sports. I learned that sports are a privilege, and, if my grades were not where they needed to be, I wasn’t allowed to participate in that sport. I will forever be grateful for all of the lessons my mom has taught me.”


Betty Sue Welch, a past president of the TTCA, is a member of the TTCA Hall of Fame and the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame. She served for over 16 years as the Highland Park High School boys and girls tennis coach, and for 13 years as the Highland Park Middle School coach.