Coach Daus has been
coaching and teaching in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex since 1981. He is a
1976 graduate of Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey and attained
his Bachelor of Arts: History and Geography from Texas Christian University in
Coach Daus started his teaching career in 1981 at Nolan High School where he taught world history and world geography and served as the head varsity boys’ basketball and baseball coach. From 1989 to 1992 he served in similar roles at Northside High School before moving on to Arlington Heights High School, where he was head cross country coach and head girls’ track coach from 1992-2001 and head varsity boys’ basketball coach from 1992-1998. From 2001-2016, Coach Daus served as advanced placement world history teacher and head varsity girls’ and boys’ cross country coach as well as head girls’ track coach at Boswell High School.
In his years of coaching, Coach Daus’ teams have a won 24 boys’ and girls’ district cross country championships and have made countless trips to Austin where his teams and individuals have competed (and medaled) at state meets. And it’s no mere coincidence he keeps going back to Austin. Through the years, Coach Daus has been known to approach students in the hallway if he thinks they could be a great runner. He’s taken JV runners and molded them into varsity athletes because, as a former athlete once said, Coach Daus can see potential in students who may not be able to see it in themselves.
In the classroom, Coach Daus has the same approach. He doesn’t just teach world history – he appreciates it. He sits at his kitchen table and pours over the Wall Street Journal in the chance he might find an article to clip out and take to his students to show them how a modern event ties back to something in our country’s or world’s history. And because of his attitude toward the subject, he has the uncanny ability to get teenagers excited about world history.
He lives in Fort Worth with his wife, Cathy, and their three rambunctious dogs. Daus enjoys spending time with his step-son, Charles, and is a die-hard TCU Horned Frog and Green Bay Packer’s fan.