Each week the Lovejoy Athletic Department will feature the outstanding contributions from a member of our coaching staff. We appreciate the time, dedication, and the leadership that they invest in our student-athletes. This week’s Spotlight is on Austin Coachman.
High School Attended: Frisco High School
College Attended: Austin College
How many years have you coached and what schools have you coached at? This will be starting my 11th year of coaching. I have spent 5 of those years at Austin College, and the rest in LISD.
How many years have you coached in Lovejoy? 6
What sports do you coach? Football and Baseball
What is the best part of coaching in Lovejoy? The kids are ready and eager to be the best they can be. They are coachable at all times.
What is one of your most memorable moments in coaching? Overcoming a 21 point deficit in the 4th quarter of the Regional SemiFinals in football in 2009. It showed the true character of our kids at Lovejoy.
Who is your favorite athlete and why? Jason Witten: He is the model for all athletes in every sport. Accept the challenge, work the detailed process of overcoming the challenge, and ultimately excelling because of the effort put in. He is a great teammate as well.
What do you like to do outside of work? Golf
What is the best part of being a coach? I don’t know what a real job feels like.