How many years have you worked at Hill Country?
I’m serving in my 18th year at Hill Country Christian School. I also have four daughters who attend the school.
What is your role?
Head Football Coach, Head Golf Coach, and Dean of Students
What do you love most about Hill Country Christian School?
I love the people.
Tell us a story about one of your students.
In 2003, 2005 and 2006, I had the privilege of coaching a young man named Trey on our football team. He transferred to public school in 2004 but came back the following year. While attending Hill Country, Trey tried to give off the appearance of a servant’s heart. He had a lot of head knowledge but would tell you now, although he knew the answers concerning his faith and the Bible, he didn’t really believe all of them. After graduation he spent his first semester in what could be described as selfish, wild living. He was good at justifying and rationalizing his choices. It didn’t take long for Trey to realize there was a battle taking place. He had to make a decision, that he either believed all the things he had been taught, or it was all a lie. He also realized if he did believe what he’d been taught, his lifestyle was not lining up. Trey began to ask God questions, and his relationship became real and very much his own. It wasn’t his parents’ faith any longer; it was his faith. God got a hold of Trey’s heart.
After his first year in college, I asked Trey to address our football team and high school students about authentic faith. He ended with, “I’m not sure how my story will be used in the future at Hill Country, but I mean God absolutely used my time there to change my life now. I hope that my struggles are relatable but honest in a way that people don’t think less, or even more of me, but think more of our God, who pursues every one of us with His perfect timing.” Trey graduated from Texas A&M and is now married to a wonderful young lady, has a beautiful daughter and another baby on the way. Last year when he was in town, we were only able to see each other briefly because he was on his way to lead 15 young men on a weekend camp about biblical manhood. We do not always have the benefit of seeing the fruits of our labor and often don’t see the immediate change in lives we’re hoping for. But I do know that none of us labors in vain. God is absolutely and relentlessly pursuing every one of us, and His timing is perfect.
What would you tell a student or family who is considering a Hill Country education?
I don’t know if another school exists where your child would be genuinely cared about or loved more. I know this school cares for and loves students in a way that I believe God intends for believers to, and that’s one of the reasons my family is here.