TAIAO is a member run organization. The STEERING COMMITTEE is charged with taking input from the various sports committees and general membership and “steering” the organization toward common goals. The Steering Committee members are elected to two year terms with at least one position being up for election each year. The Current Steering Committee:
WAYNE ALLDREDGE: Wayne Alldredge has been involved in Coaching at NYOS Charter School since 2003. He originally started to help an overworked head coach on game days only, to make the experience better for his sons, but very quickly found himself at every practice. Originally intending to “retire” from coaching when his boys were done, it seems that every year a younger player comes along that he wants to see grow and develop as a player and a man. His youngest son graduated in 2008-Wayne is still at NYOS. Prior to the 2013 football season he was influential in starting TAIAO. His main goal is that the league and its members always keep in mind that IT’S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS
RUSH CONE: Rush Cone has been involved with coaching in one way or another since the early 1980s. However, it wasn’t until 2005 and starting one of the first home school 6-man high school football teams with San:Antonio FEAST that he began his “journey” with small school football. Since 2005 Coach Cone has had the blessing to serve as head and assistant coach for FEAST for 8 years and two 1 year head coaching stints with Our Lady of the Hills in Kerrville and the Geneva School of Boerne. During that time he was involved in the formation of the South Texas Football Conference (24 junior high six-man football teams from Central Texas) in 2006 and, along with Mark Hambrick of The Winston School in San Antonio, the IronMan Tournament in 2007. This year he had the honor of joining the TAIAO Steering Committee. His goals in coaching have always been to provide an outlet for young men to learn that a focused commitment and work hard are the best formula for success and overcoming the fear of failure; because it truly is all ABOUT THE KIDS.
Jimmy Stanford created a Home-School football program that made it to State Runner Up in only his second season, the first of many successful seasons. While coaching, he served as Football Commissioner for TCAL for the previous two years. During this time, he continued the growth of the football program and implemented an 11 man State Championship. He also streamlined the Athletic Plan with the assistance of the DARE. At TCAL, he was an advocate for change and sought to make the Organization a model for how Athletics should be performed. He left TCAL 2014 and was exploring new leagues when the opportunity to partner with TAIAO presented itself. Jimmy was very excited to be on the ground floor of a new organization. At TAIAO, Jimmy has served on the Steering Committee and been the liaison for the Football Program. He has also worked with the other Steering Committee Members to help establish our Constitution and By-laws. “I am excited about the future of TAIAO, this is truly a Blessing and one that will be a professional model for others throughout the State and Country to be envious of.
After his first mission trip to Mexico in 2002, Billy Helm became aware of his calling to serve; with a passion to help the youth and the poor. Billy founded GoFish Ministries, Tribe Athletic Ministries, Hope House Ministries and Heirs of Grace Church to help those in need and facilitate others in serving as well. Billy is also an experienced multi-sport coach of 26 years. From the borders of Central America, to the coast of Waveland, Mississippi, to the roads of Central Texas, Billy, his wife, Rhonda, and their family desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.