About Coach Dodge
Coach Todd Dodge is the Head Coach and Athletic Director at Austin Westlake High School. He is a six-time State Champion, winning back-to-back titles in 2019 and 2020. The 2020 title is Westlake’s third as a program. In his seven seasons as head coach of the Chaparrals, Coach Dodge has amassed an 88-12 record. He has won two State Championships, five Regional Championships while also appearing in the 2015 State Championship game.
At the conclusion of the 2020 season Coach Dodge was honored with several prestigious Coach of the Year Awards:
- Max Preps National Coach of the Year 2020
- AP Texas 6A Coach of the Year 2020
- Austin American Statesman Central Texas Coach of the Year 2020
- District 26-6A Coach of the Year 2020
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 four starting quarterbacks while at Westlake. Cade Klubnik, in his Junior year, was named the Offensive MVP of the 2020 State title game. He was named Player of the Year by the Texas Sports Writer Association while throwing for just under 3500 yards. Kirkland Michaux was named the 2019 State title game MVP. Sam Ehlinger and Taylor Anderson are ranked numbers 1 and 2 in total career passing yardage while they were at Westlake. 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, formerly the starting quarterback at The University of Texas was named the Associated Press Sports Editor Class 6A 2015 Offensive Player of the Year.
In more than 30+ years Coach Dodge has amassed a 218-72 record at the high school level where he is considered an innovator of the spread offense in the State of Texas. He has coached eight State Offensive Players of the Year – Cade Klubnik, Sam Ehlinger, Chase Wasson, Chase Daniel (2 time recipient), Greg McElroy, Riley Dodge (2 time recipient), Ricky Lay and Max Knake. Seven of these eight quarterbacks have played NCAA Division 1 football.
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).
Seven of the eight Players of the Year played NCAA Division 1:
Coach Dodge was a University of Texas Quarterback from 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 3 children. Their daughter, Molly, is married to Weston Kuenstler.