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Coach Howard Ware

Coach Howard Ware, Jr. a native of Louisiana enters his 40th year in coaching where he has spent the last 17th years at Huston-Tilloston University coaching the men’s and women’s track and field teams. Coach Ware has helped transformed the programs into recurrent conference and national contenders. While at Huston-Tilloston University, Ware has produced more than 10 NAIA Champions, 80 All Americans, and 200 Red River Champions as All Conference and All Americans both indoor and outdoor. His accomplishments have included six Red River Conference championship, four Coach of the Year honors, and a program that has produced over 110 NAIA All-Americans, 170 Red River All-Conference selections, and one Olympian.

Some successful track athletes are Serger Bengono 2000 Olympian who now coaches at Norfolk State University; Laura Hayes All American who now coaches at Martin Ranch High School in Katy, Texas; Richard Petty, Jr. All American and National Champion, who now coaches in the Bahamas; Jason Gerald All American and National Champion who coaches in Trinidad; David King, All Conference and National Qualifier who now owns King Fitness in Austin, Texas; DeShaikia Banks, 11 time All American, one time National Champion who now coaches in Austin, Texas; In 2000 the men’s 4×100 meter relay ran the fastest time of 40.24 for a school record and Donivon Housen 200-Meter Champion, All American National Champion with a time of 20.5 lives and coaches in France.

Ware is the president and founder of the highly successful Austin Striders Track Club and has served on the NAIA National Games Committee. He was named AAU/USA Coach of the Year four times, the Austin Sports Association’s Coach of the Year, and earned the Al Edwards Un-Sung Hero Award. He has the Level 1 Coach certification and South Texas AAU Official certification, and is a USA TRACK & FIELD certified official. Certified Louisiana Track & Field Coach Association. 

Very active in the community, Ware has won many additional awards for his efforts on and off the track. Those include the Senate Proclamation Award 10 People Who Make Things Happen in Austin, U.S. Congress Award, Greater Austin Hall of Honor, American Legion Award, the Proclamation of the Mayor Award, FOX 7’s Person of the Week, and KVUE’s Five Who Care Award.

Coach Ware attended Texas Southern University on a track scholarship. He has two sons, Obdule D. Ware and Brian M. Ware.

His hobbies include golf, jazz, jogging, speaking to kids and international travel.


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Role: Coach - Men & Women's Track, Men's Cross Country
Phone: 512.505.3049
Office: Gym Room 2