Wally Dawkins joined The Brook Hill School in 2008 and he has served as Athletic Director.
Following a 30 year coaching career in Texas public schools, the last 21 of which were at Whitehouse ISD, Dawkins brings his wealth of experience to Brook Hill after coaching high school football, girls and boys basketball, track, tennis, golf, and baseball.
Dawkins also taught English for 15 years in the public schools along with Health and Physical education. Dawkins was the Head Basketball Coach at Brook Hill from 2008-2014 where his team advanced to the TAPPS State Final four in 2009, 2010, and 2014 and to the Regional Final in 2012 and 2013. As a Head Basketball Coach for 33 years, Dawkins recorded 689 career wins and was selected Coach of the Year on 19 different occasions. Dawkins led the Whitehouse Boys Basketball program to 19 winning seasons in a row, and six in a row at Brook Hill.
Under Dawkins, The Guard has recorded 13 State Championships in the past 10 years, and 22 additional Final Four appearances. The Brook Hill Athletic Director has instituted an Athletic Program that emphasizes each student athlete’s spiritual growth, academic excellence, and athletic success. Brook Hill also adopted the “ALL ORANGE” slogan under Dawkins as school spirit has been a major point of emphasis.
All male and female athletes participate in a 30-minute Strength Training course led by Brook Hill coaches that started under Dawkins and is held during Athletic Block on Mondays through Thursdays prior to team sport practices in an effort to improve the physical conditioning of each athlete, and set a trend of wellness for a lifetime. Dawkins has renewed an emphasis on girls’ athletics, seeing the participation numbers in all female sports increase. Dawkins emphasizes that “Every Sport We Play Is The Most Important Sport We Play and Girls Sports Are Equal To Boys”.
Also in Dawkins tenure, multi-sport athletics is encouraged as over 80% of all BH Upper School students participate in athletics and 100% of Middle School students participate. Brook Hill Athletics promotes the ability of student-athletes to grow their relationships with Christ, their coaches, and their peer group, while also striving to reach the next level of competition.
Dawkins is married to his wife Laurie since 1979. The Dawkins have two grown children in Brady and Dru three grandson Walter, Monroe, and Michael Thomas. The Dawkins reside in Tyler.