Heading into the 2020 season, David Bammel enters his 8th year at LTHS as the Men's Soccer Coach. Before his move to LTHS, Coach Bammel was the head coach at Morton Ranch HS in Katy, TX for three years and before that he was an assistant coach at Morton Ranch.
Coach Bammel grew up in Abilene TX and went to Baylor University where he studied Secondary Education with an Academic Major in Social Studies.
He has made the playoffs every year he has been a head coach with a playoff record of 24-9. He has been to the State Finals twice, once with Morton Ranch and one with Lake Travis High School. Coach Bammel has been honored as District Coach of the Year 4 times and 6A Region 2 Coach of the Year twice. In 2016, he was honored by the Austin Soccer Foundation as the Central Texas Head Coach of the Year.
Coach Bammel involves himself other levels of soccer. He works closely with young athletes ages 8-11 in club soccer. He has coached with Dynamo Juniors of Central Texas and now currently with Lake Travis Elite Soccer Club. Coach Bammel has a philosophy of uniting the soccer community in hopes to create a culture of success, dedication and commitment.
During his 6 years at LTHS, Coach has been teaching AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics and regular Economics courses.
Coach Bammel has a wife, Jessica, two daughters, Adyllie and Eliana, and a son, Brodrick.
Mason Whitfield has been married to Meagan Whitfield for 12 years and they have two beautiful little girls. Dallis, who is nine, and Bobbie Grace, who is 7. He has been teaching and coaching soccer for the past 15 years in Katy ISD.
As a teacher, he has had the chance to teach a wide range of subjects including World Geography, World History, US History, Psychology, Sociology, Ancient Greek and Roman Mythology, Native American History and African American History.
As a coach, he has nine years’ experience as an assistant coach at Morton Ranch High School and Cinco Ranch High School. Between those two programs, he was a part of the 2012 Morton Ranch State run and in 2015, he took over Cinco Ranch Boys Soccer and successfully put together two back to back 6A UIL State Tournament Soccer Appearances in 2015 and 2016. During the 2015 year he was recognized as the 19 6A District Coach of the Year, The Region III Coach of the Year, and coached the Texas All Star Game.
As the head coach at Cinco for 5 years he has an impressive 13 wins in 17 playoff games and an overall head coaching record of 83 wins, 23 losses, and 21 ties. He spent two years working with Albion Hurricane club in Houston.
He loves soccer and most of all, loves having the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students.
Assistant Coach - JV Black
Eric Rodriguez is entering his 11th year at LTISD. He has been on staff for the last four seasons and was fortunate enough to be an assistant on the 2016 Men's Soccer State Finalist team. He also coaches football and was part of the 5 previous 4A/6A Division I and II State Championship teams in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2016. Coach Rodriguez was also fortunate enough to coach the 2013 THSCA All-Star South Team. He came to LTHS from college at Texas State University. Coach Rodriguez is married to his wife, Amanda, of 3 years. They are proud parents of newborn, Jace.