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About Coach Dodge...
Coach Todd Dodge is the Head Coach and Athletic Director at Austin Westlake High School. He is a five time State Champion, winning the 2019 6A Division II State Championship in December. The title is Westlake’s second as a program and first since 1996. While in command of the Chaparrals he has accumulated a 74-11 mark in his six seasons. He has won one state championship, four Regional Championships while also appearing in the 2015 State Championship game.
Coach Dodge has earned three prestigious state Coach of the Year awards this season. The Padilla Poll named him the 2019 6A D2 Coach of the Year, the Austin American Statesman named him Centex Coach of the Year, and the Texas Sports Writers Association named him their Coach of the Year.
His previous four state championships came at Southlake Carroll. While at the helm of the Dragons he amassed a 98-11 record including a 79-1 stretch from 2002-2006.
Coach Dodge has had three starting quarterbacks while at Westlake. Kirkland Michaux was named the 2019 Class 6A Division II MVP. His previous two starting QBs, Sam Ehlinger and Taylor Anderson, are ranked numbers 1 and 2 in career passing, touchdown passes and total offense. The quarterbacks ranked just below Ehlinger and Anderson on the Westlake career list are both Super Bowl MVPs, Nick Foles and Drew Brees, respectively. Ehlinger, who is currently the starting QB at The University of Texas, was named the Associated Press Sports Editor (APSE) Class 6A 2015 Offensive Player of the Year.
In more than 30+ years coaching Coach Dodge has amassed a 204-72 record at the high school level where he is considered an innovator of the spread offense in the state of Texas. He has coached seven State Offensive Players of the Year. Sam Ehlinger (6A), Chase Wasson, Chase Daniel (2 time recipient), Greg McElroy and Riley Dodge (2 time recipient) (5A), Ricky Lay and Max Knake (4A).
Six of the seven Players of the Year played NCAA Division 1:
Coach Dodge was a University of Texas Quarterback, 1982-1985, throwing for 2,791 yards and 18 touchdowns. He is married to Elizabeth Neptune Dodge. Their son Riley is married to Alexis Havens Dodge and they are the proud parents of Tate Riley and Landry Mac. Their daughter Molly graduated from Texas State University and is married to Weston Kuenstler.