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Richard Boyd
Social Studies Department Chair
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Born: Decatur, Texas on February 14, 1953.

I was very active in sports in high school. I played football, and golf. I was the number 1 player on our golf team that went to State my Junior and Senior year. I was third State Medalist both years. Some of my other hobbies while in high school were Rodeo (bull riding), hunting, and fishing.

I attended the University of Texas at Austin after high school. I was student trainer for the football team while going to school. I was able to go with the team to the Cotton Bowl, Gator Bowl, and the Bluebonnet Bowl. After graduating from UT, I went into teaching and coaching. I am in my 39th year of education. I coached football, baseball, but mostly golf. I was head golf coach at Madison and Incarnate Word. I came to Incarnate Word in 2007 after retiring from public school.

I married Karen Diane Goff in 1975. We will be celebrating 40 years of marriage in December. We have two children, and two grandchildren. My son Brett is a coach and teacher at Flour Bluff, Corpus Christi, and my daughter Erin is a global account executive with Dell Computers. I have a grandson Jack, age 6, and a grandson Reed, age three weeks.

I have always had many hobbies or activities that keep me busy. I still play a lot of golf tournaments, and recreational golf. I fish with my son in Corpus when I get the chance. About 20 years ago I got into backpacking, which I still love to do. I have a group of guys I go with every summer, usually the mountains in New Mexico. I like to travel, go to UT football games, and read books. I also became interested in fine wines and the wine industry. This past year I became certified as a wine sommelier. I worked part time at a winery, and teach wine tasting classes.

I have lived in New Braunfels now for 35 years. I have always been active in the community. I have been a member of the Sheriff’s Posse, the Fair Association, and am currently a Wurstfest Opa. It is a great community, and I enjoy serving that community. I am also a member of the first church that was established in New Braunfels back in 1845.

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