Mr. Russell Betts, known as “Doc” by the TCA students, started at Trinity in 1999 as a contract athletic trainer with Baylor Sportscare located in the Tom Landry Center. Mr. Betts joined TCA as the full-time athletic trainer in 2003. He graduated from New Mexico State University where he earned a BS in athletic training. While employed by Novacare Rehabilitation and taking graduate classes, Mr. Betts and his wife, Pammie, relocated to Dallas. After arriving in Dallas in 1998, Mr. Betts took a contract position with Baylor Healthcare where he covered many athletic events in the Dallas area including Southwestern Bell High School hockey games, The Dallas Cup, Hoop-it Up and Dallas Stars hockey games. He also worked with athletes on the set of the movie “Any Given Sunday.” Mr. Betts and his wife have three daughters. The oldest attends the University of Arkansas and the younger two attend TCA.
Don English, Assistant Athletic Director/Head Baseball Coach, joined TCA in 2012, following 32 years in public education. He and his wife, Beverly, have been married 36 years and have three adult sons. They are members of The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson. Don is a graduate of The University of Texas where he was a member of the UT Baseball Team and served as a Young Life leader at Austin Reagan High School. He received his Master’s degree in Educational Administration from East Texas State University, now known as Texas A&M University at Commerce. Don is a former President of the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association from 1998-99. His life verse is 2 Corinthians 5:21, “God made him (Jesus), who knew no sin to become sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God.”