Help Launch Grace’s
Sports Ministry Institute


Our ultimate goal is to make a self-sustaining Sports Institute through memberships, placement services, and continuous training. Funding is needed for the establishment of a team of people who will focus on creating the following:

  • Credentialed curriculum

  • Ongoing theological training to deal with sports-related issues

  • Discipleship

  • Conferences, seminars, and counseling for Ministers

  • Recruitment and placement services

  • Full video production for online training

  • A Sports Ministry Network



Coach Don Coleman

Coach Coleman’s legacy goes far beyond the hardwoods of Texas high school gymnasiums. His passion for helping others and serving his Lord and Savior were the ultimate scoreboard for which Coach liked to be measured. Nothing meant more to Coach than a former player or student coming to him years after the fact and noting the difference he had made in their lives, and he always gave the glory to God.

In retirement, he dedicated much of his time serving his Lord through his commitment to Bethel Church, where he served as Chairman of Men’s Ministries and a mentor to younger men seeking to direct their lives in a Godly manner. In 2000, he was inducted in the Ring of Honor at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for which he had served for many years.

His favorite Bible verse was Philippians 3:14, “Press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

In order to continue Coach Coleman’s legacy and his desire to impact the lives of others for the Kingdom of God, the Don Coleman Memorial Fund has been created in his honor and to move forward his ministry for years to come. Your generous and fully tax-deductible contributions will help fund the launch of the Sports Ministry Institute (SMI) developed by and offered through two of Coach’s former players, Mark Rae (MHS Class of ’75) and Randy Youngling (MHS Class of ’70). As a ministry of Grace School of Theology, a full accredited seminary in The Woodlands, Texas, the vision of the SMI is to target, train, and equip women and men to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ within the broad world of sports, from Pre-K T-ball through the professional ranks, and everything in between.

With the help of professional athletes and former chaplains who have served multiple professional teams, the curriculum has been designed to prepare men and women to intentionally engage athletes, their parents, coaches, and others in the world of sports, addressing the unique challenges associated with sports involvement. This 40-hour certificate program offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to receive this training.

Please help us continue to remember and perpetuate Coach Don Coleman’s legacy by investing in the Sports Ministry Institute.


Memorial gifts can be made securely online using the form by mentioning “In Memory of Don Coleman” in the comment box.


Memorial gifts can also be sent to Grace School of Theology, 3705 College Park Drive, Suite 140, The Woodlands, TX 77384. Please write “In Memory of Don Coleman” on the check.

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