Growing the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Leadership Academy

Becoming a fearless champion takes more than skill, discipline and team work. It requires developing the leadership potential of every student-athlete. With proven instructors and an innovative approach, the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Leadership Academy helps ensure our students-athletes are ready for life after graduation.

Our Goal

Establish a $5 million endowment to secure the future
of the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Leadership Academy

A holistic approach to leadership

To better prepare our student-athletes for success after graduation, we've united leadership development efforts across all sports to create the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Leadership Academy. With its comprehensive methodology, the academy prepares student-athletes for career success through:

  • The Cash Family Character Development
  • Leadership
  • Life skills
  • Wellness
  • J.T. & Margaret Talkington Lectureship Series
  • Career education
  • Community service and outreach activities.
  • Professional development

Impacting generations of student-athletes

Establishing an endowment guarantees the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Leadership Academy will become an integral and lasting component of Texas Tech Athletics. More importantly, it gives our coaches and staff the tools to make a difference in the lives and careers of every student-athlete at Texas Tech.