HIGHLANDER BASKETBALL COACHING STAFF

HEAD COACH DALE REED

Dale Reed enters his 13th season as the Head Boys Basketball Coach at The Woodlands High School having compiled a 281-125 (104-34 District) record over his first 12 seasons. Reed has guided his squad to nine 20-win seasons during that time and his teams have reached the Texas 5A/6A State-Playoffs in each of his 12 seasons at the helm. Reed has been named District Coach of the Year 5 times (2006-07, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13 & 2016-17). After the 2014-15 season Coach Reed was selected as All Montgomery County Coach of the Year. This past season (2016-17) Coach Reed guided the team to a 22-11 (8-2) record while finishing 1st in District 12-6A and being selected District Coach of the Year. Reed also reached the 300 win level as a Head Coach by beating Conroe 72-52 on February 7, 2017. Coach Reed was also selected as the North Coach for the Houston Area Basketball Coaches Association (HABCA) All Star game in May , 2011. This past year (2016-17) Reed was the President of HABCA. In addition to their on-the-court success, Reed's teams have done their part as well as The Woodlands High School has won the Lone Star Cup 6 times including this past year (2017) during Reed's tenure. The honor is given by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) and is based on academic and athletic extracurricular achievements. TWHS has also been highly ranked by ESPN RISE FAB 50 the past few years including the #1 ranking for all sports for the year of 2009.        [READ MORE]

Assistant Coach Emory Bartolazzi

Emory Bartolazzi enters his fourteenth year coaching basketball for the Highlanders and his sixteenth year coaching high school basketball. This year will mark his 9th as the coach responsible for the Junior Varsity team. Emory graduated from Cy-Fair high school after living in several states in the mid-west during his formative years. He then attended Texas A&M university where he obtained degrees in physics and kinesiology while getting his start coaching high school basketball at St Joseph's high school in Bryan, TX. A providential student teaching assignment at TWHS in the fall of 1999 allowed Emory to get his foot in the gym door and he has been a Highlander ever since. Also a football coach, Emory's association with the basketball program is a little more seasonal than most, but no less passionate. Emory's wife Dustie also works at The Woodlands High School teaching economics. When not on the court Emory and Dustie do their best to keep up with their two sons Caycen, 10, and Turner, 7.

Assistant Coach Brian Anderson

Coach Anderson is a Texas Tech Graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree. He has been coaching in The Woodlands for 19 years. He started out at Knox Jr. High, then went to McCullough when it was a 9 - 10th grade campus, and then the high school. Brian teaches teen leadership at the 9th grade campus. He has been coaching basketball for 12 years and is responsible for the 9th grade red team. Brian's family consists of his wife of 21 years, Gaylynn, and their 2 children: Ashton, who is 18, and Baylee, who is 15 and in 10th grade. Coach Anderson enjoys spending time with his family, hunting with his kids, hanging out on the river, and going to his girls' volleyball tournaments.  

Assistant Coach Dillon Cline

Dillon Cline is entering his 8th season as an assistant coach with the Highlanders and 12th year as a varsity assistant overall. He is from Iowa City, Iowa where he played on a state championship team in 2000. He then played 3 years at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Prior to coaching at The Woodlands High School, he was a varsity assistant for 4 years at Iowa City West High School. Dillon currently is teaching special education at The Woodlands High School. Coach Cline's family consist of his wife Ashley, and 2 daughters, Haylen and Lakeyn. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, and sailing.

Assistant Coach Michael Toups

Coach Michael Toups is in his third year as an assistant coach at The Woodlands. Coach Toups earned a communications degree from Loyola University in New Orleans where he also played basketball collegiately for three seasons. He merited a Master’s Degree in the Art of English Teaching from the University of New Orleans in 2008. Coach Toups served as a head coach in the state of Louisiana for thirteen years, all in the highest levels of basketball in the state (classes 4A and 5A). His overall record as a head coach is 243-179 and his best team at St. Paul’s High School compiled a 30-6 overall record and advanced to the state quarterfinals. Beyond coaching his own team, Coach Toups became an advocate for basketball in the state of Louisiana. In this role, he coached the East all-star squad in 2006-07, was Vice President of the Louisiana High School Basketball Coaches association from 2010-2012, and Coordinated the East All-Star Team in 2014. Coach Toups will be teaching pre-AP English on the freshman campus. Each of Coach Toups’ parents devoted over 40 years to the field of education and his sister, Melissa, is a scientist currently doing her post-doctorate work at the University of Texas.