Coach Bammel has been coaching high school soccer for 16 years now. He began his coaching career at Waco University High School as a volunteer coach while finishing his final year at Baylor University. Coach Bammel considers himself lucky to be able to learn from such a great program at Waco University. It was a great experience with a team that was held to a very high standard and because of their hard work and dedication, they were district champions for the 2006 season.
Upon graduation from Baylor, he accepted a job as an assistant coach at Morton Ranch High School in Katy, TX. There, he continued his coaching career as an assistant coach for the Mavericks for three years and was able to be a part of an elite program that displayed expectations for the highest of achieving programs in the state. As an assistant coach at MRHS, Coach Bammel developed a great deal as a coach and was able to experience great successes, including a trip to the State Tournament in 2007. After three years of being an assistant coach, he was given the opportunity to take over as the head coach at MRHS. During his three years as the head men’s soccer, Coach Bammel led the Mavericks to three playoff appearances and a trip to the State Finals in 2012. In those first 3 years, he had an overall record of 48-16-11 and a playoff record of 11-3. In his final season he took the Mavericks the furthest they had ever been in the school’s history in playoffs before being defeated in a shootout to Mission Sharyland.
At the end of the 2012 school year, Coach Bammel was offered to opportunity to take over the head coaching job at Lake Travis High School. He is currently in his tenth year at Lake Travis. After just 4 years of being at LT, the Cavaliers made it to the State Finals for the first time in schools history. The team has made playoffs every season of Coach Bammel’s time at Lake Travis and in the past seven years, the team has made it to the Regional Quarterfinals or better for all seven in a row; the only team in Texas who can make this claim. In those seven years of coaching, the overall record of LT is 152-36-26 and a playoff record of 21-8.
Coach Bammel has had the honor of being recognized as the District Coach of the year in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2021. In 2012, he was honored by Katy Independent School District as the Boys Coach of the Year for all sports in all of the district. For his efforts in 2015 and the 2016 seasons, he was also voted the Region 2 Coach of the Year and recognized as the Lake Travis View Boys Coach of the Year for 2015 and the Lake Travis View Coach of the Year for 2016. In 2016, he was honored at a banquet by the Austin Statesman as the Boys Coach of the Year. Finally, in 2021, Coach Bammel was honored nationally as the United Soccer Coaches "State Coach of the Year - Texas." Thus Far, as a high school coach, Coach Bammel’s overall record is 200-52-37 and his playoff record is 34-11.
Coach Bammel has coached with local clubs such as Dynamo Youth Soccer Club and Lake Travis Elite. He is heavily embedded in the soccer community, being very active with the middle school programs as well. His goal is to create a soccer community in Lake Travis that will be the model that all programs in the state become interested in emulating.
Coach Bammel’s lives within the area with his wife, Jessica, and four children, Adyllie, Eliana, Brodrick, and Aurelia.