FWCD Coach Bios
FWCD Coach Bios
FWCD Coach Bios
FWCD Coach Bios

FWCD Coach Bios

Fort Worth Country Day has some of the best coaches in the State of Texas. They possess playing and coaching experience at any level you could imagine: club teams, high school, NCAA, professional leagues and even the Olympics.

But their real strength lies in how they bring out the best in student athletes who are growing and developing in their confidence, leadership, teamwork, and athletic abilities.

Debby Arnold

Debby Arnold is the FWCD Tennis Program Director and also serves as the varsity girls tennis head coach. She also teaches Middle School Spanish and coordinates the Middle School Student Council and the Middle School Como Service Learning Program.

Arnold started playing tennis at age 12 when her father, an accomplished golfer, realized she was not interested in golf, so he took her to the tennis courts instead. Instantly hooked on the game, she remembers riding her bike to hit on a nearby backboard. She played on teams at Trinity Valley School and Mount Holyoke College, where she majored in Spanish and spent her junior year abroad in Madrid, Spain. After college, Arnold continued to play for various clubs and United States Tennis Association teams and now regularly attends drills with local professionals.

Arnold strives to provide her students with an engaging and interactive learning experience in the classroom. On the courts, she wants the same for her tennis players. While wins and losses are important, Arnold emphasizes the life skills and bigger lessons involved in the game of tennis. After 40 years of playing tennis, she enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with players. Sportsmanship, proper etiquette, strong skills, positive self-talk and player confidence are the key components to her program.

In 2022, the girls team had a winning record at the SPC Tournament for the first time since 2004. She continues to build on this success. 

Arnold lives with her husband, Bill, an FWCD Class of 1986 alumnus and former FWCD teacher/coach, and their two dogs, Bonnie and Scout. She has three grown children who are all FWCD graduates: Taylor ’11, who is married to Courtney Reimer ’11; Robert ’14; and Allie ’18. When she is not teaching, coaching or playing tennis, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters Rennie and Shelley.

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Leigh Block

Leigh Block began his tenure as Athletic Director at Fort Worth Country Day in 2021. Before moving to Texas, he had 27 years of experience in education as a teacher, coach and administrator.

Block began his career at Norcross High School (Georgia) after earning his B.A. from Clemson University and a master’s degree in English from the University of Florida. In 2000, he became the Varsity Head Basketball Coach at the Walker School (Marietta, Georgia), where he also served as Assistant Athletic Director for six years. In 2011, he became the Athletic Director at Lancaster Country Day School (Pennsylvania). He returned to the Walker School as Athletic Director in 2015.

Block has 18 years of experience as a Head Varsity Basketball Coach (14 seasons with boys basketball and 4 with girls), and he has extensive experience teaching English, including AP Literature and AP Language courses. During his six-year tenure as Athletic Director at the Walker School, Block was voted Region AD of the Year three times; Walker earned the Region Sportsmanship Award three times; and the school finished in the top 25 of the Directors Cup five times. In 2015, Block earned the Certified Master Athletic Administrator designation from the National Association of Interscholastic Athletic Administrators.

Block lives in Fort Worth with his wife, Mandi.

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Tatiana Booth

When the 2024 season begins, Tatiana Booth will start her first year as the FWCD Volleyball Program Director and PE Teacher.

Booth has over 11 years of coaching experience at the Collegiate level. She has coached at the JUCO, NCAA DII, and NCAA DI level, leading her teams to national ranking categories in kills, blocks per set, and overall blocks.

Prior to her coaching career, Booth was a standout player at East Central University where she was named All-Conference First team, All-Academic, as well as racking up multiple Great American Conference (GAC) Player of the Week awards. She finished her career in the GAC’s top-10 all-time in career attack percentage and postseason attack percentage. She immediately transitioned to the coaching realm following her playing career and has never looked back.

A native of Commerce, Texas, Booth graduated from East Central University with an undergraduate degree in history before graduating Summa Cum Laude with her Master of Education in Sports Administration.

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Stacy Bourne ’02

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Stacy Bourne ’02 graduated from FWCD and attended Baylor University, earning a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. She earned her master’s degree in kinesiology in 2011 from the University of Tennessee, working with the women’s rowing team. Bourne worked as the Head Athletic Trainer at high schools in Savannah (where she designed and implemented athletic training department and policies) and Chaparral, New Mexico, before returning to FWCD in 2017 as the Associate Athletic Trainer.

Providing athletic training coverage to athletes of all ages, Bourne has worked with Special Olympics, Falcon Sports Camps and several DFW youth sports leagues. In addition to traditional athletic training duties, she coordinates and supervises FWCD’s student training aide program, which allows Upper School students to assist with medical coverage of the School’s athletic programs and provides a host site for local university athletic training students’ immersive field experiences.

Bourne earned a Doctorate of Athletic Training from A.T. Still University (Missouri) in Spring of 2024, focusing on sports neurology and concussion. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, learning new things, and spending time with family and friends.

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Joe Breedlove ’78 

A longtime Falcon, Joe Breedlove ’78 has enjoyed many inspiring moments over his 39 years on the FWCD coaching staff and three years as a student-athlete. Every day, he looks forward to improving his craft and, in doing so, helping young people make a difference in their own lives. When he coaches FWCD’s athletes, he thinks back on his time at the School as a team-first player and seeks to motivate them as skillfully as his coaches encouraged him. As a student, Breedlove earned nine All-SPC awards for football, basketball and track, alongside two All-Tarrant County honors for football, basketball and track.

Carrying that foundation of preparedness into college, Breedlove earned letters in football and track at TCU. His time there further fueled his preparation and desire to coach. 

Breedlove is entering his 25th year of coaching boys basketball. Over the years, his athletes have earned three MISC Championships, three SPC Division II Championships and a SPC Division I Runner-up. Along with team honors, the FWCD boys basketball program is proud to have had its fair share of players compete at the college level, placing two in the professional ranks. 

In addition to serving FWCD as a coach, Breedlove is the Executive Director of Breakthrough Fort Worth, a program housed on the FWCD campus that seeks to prepare high-achieving middle school students to succeed in demanding high school programs, support and guide them on their college-bound path, and encourage the talented high school/college students leading them to explore careers in education.

Breedlove credits his family “cheerleaders,” wife Andrea and children, McKenna ’14 and Joseph ’17, for amplifying his success with youth. 

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Keith Burns

Keith Burns has a coaching resume that spans over 30 years at esteemed colleges and universities, in the NFL, and at the high school level. A graduate of L.D. Bell High School, Burns was a four-year letter-winner at the University of Arkansas under Head Coach Lou Holtz while earning a B.S. in Physical Education. As a player, he wrote down his career goals for Coach Holtz: to one day serve as a Head High School Football Coach.

During his college career, Burns coached multiple players that went on to play in the NFL. Burns will tell you that the highlight of his career so far has been coaching at Archbishop Mitty High School, where the team went to the Northern California State Playoffs all four years and the finals twice. Burns believes the purity of high school football is what makes it so special, sharing that there is no better feeling than riding the school bus after a victory or helping to ease the pain of a defeat. He focuses on life lessons that help shape young men and considers it a privilege to influence and impact their lives.

In his college coaching days, Burns was a finalist for the Broyles Award, given to the best assistant coach in college football. He coached in 16 college bowls, including the Rose Bowl and Cotton Bowl. Burns has been both an Offensive Coordinator and Defensive Coordinator at the collegiate level. 

Burns was Defensive Coordinator at University of the Pacific (1985-88) and spent time at Rice University as Defensive Pass Coordinator and Special Teams Coordinator (1989-92). He spent five seasons under John Robinson at USC, with the final four as Defensive Coordinator. There, his defensive units ranked fourth nationally in scoring defense in 1994, first in the Pac-10 in scoring defense in 1995, second in total defense in 1996 and first in rushing defense in 1997.

He spent six seasons on the staff at San Jose State, including three as Defensive Coordinator. The Spartans were 9-4 in 2006, which included wins over Stanford University and the University of New Mexico in the New Mexico Bowl and finished with the most victories in a season for the program since 1987. In 2008, Burns’ unit ranked in the top 20 nationally in tackles for loss (seventh), passing defense (10th) and quarterback sacks (11). As the Cornerbacks Coach, Burns mentored three NFL draft choices in his final three seasons at San Jose State. After his stint at San Jose State, Burns directed a heralded Kansas State University secondary in 2010. 

Burns coached two seasons at his college alma mater, during which the Razorback defense improved from a national ranking of 103rd to within the top 20 in total defense. During his tenure, Arkansas made consecutive bowl appearances.

Burns was the Head Coach at Tulsa from 2000-02, where his teams were the basis for the Golden Hurricanes’ 2003 Humanitarian Bowl appearance. His first team in 2000 went 5-7 to give Tulsa its most wins in the previous eight seasons. 

Burns served as an Assistant Special Teams Coach for the Oakland Raiders from 2012-13. During the 2012 season, the Raiders tied for fifth in the league in field goals, connecting on 31-of-34. Oakland also ranked ninth in the league in punting with 81 punts for 3,196 yards (39.0 avg.). In 2013, the Raiders again ranked in the top seven in punting with 84 punts for 4,107 yards (47.8 avg.).

At the high school level, Burns coached Archbishop Mitty High School for four seasons, including two winning campaigns. Burns served as the Defensive Coordinator in 2014, where he helped the team finish 8-5. He was then promoted to Head Coach for the Monarch (2015-17). While Burns was Head Coach, the Monarchs went 18-17 overall and reached the Central Coast Section playoffs in each of his three seasons, including a championship appearance in 2016.

Some of Coach Burns’s coaching accolades include being named a three-time Coach of the Week at Archbishop Mitty High School, an award given by the San Francisco 49ers. As Special Teams Coach for the Oakland Raiders, he led his players to set a franchise record for blocked punts, and their special teams were ranked 10th out of 32 teams. 

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Ed Chisholm

“Trainer Ed” Chisholm has over 38 years of experience as a nationally certified and Texas state-licensed athletic trainer. Chisholm started his career in athletic training as a freshman in high school. His talents and attention to detail were reported to the Head Athletic Trainer at the University of Arizona (Tucson), Warren Lee. Lee contacted Chisholm when he was a junior and asked if he would be interested in working for him at the U of A. Under Warren’s guidance, Chisholm began attending camps and athletic events in Tucson 

Chisholm graduated high school and attended the University of Arizona, where he majored in physical education with an emphasis in athletic training. He received his B.S. in 1985. While attending the U of A, Chisholm was assigned as the Primary or Head Student Athletic Trainer for numerous sports, including wrestling, women's volleyball, field hockey, men’s lacrosse, and track & field.

In the spring and summer of 1983, Chisholm was an athletic trainer for the San Francisco 49ers. He spent over three months in Rocklin, California, assisting with football camp, pre-season practices and the first two exhibition games for the 49ers. 

After graduating from college, Chisholm accepted a graduate assistant scholarship to Ohio University (OU). While obtaining his master’s degree in athletic training at OU, he was assigned to Miller High School as their Head Athletic Trainer.

After earning his degree, Chisholm accepted a job at Cedar Hill High School in Texas. He was the school’s first Athletic Trainer. Chisholm was involved in designing the new training room and wrote most of the athletic training policies for the school district.

While working at Cedar Hill, Chisholm was contacted by the Head Athletic Trainer at Texas Christian University and told of a job opening at Fort Worth Country Day. Chisholm applied for that job, and 35 years later, he is still enjoying his time at FWCD. 

At FWCD, Chisholm serves as Head Athletic Trainer, Associate Athletic Director and Head Equipment Manager. His dual role as Head Athletic Trainer and Head Equipment Manager gives him insight into injury prevention and the equipment that is available to help better protect the athletes. Under Chisholm’s supervision, the program has earned the National Safe School Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association three times. FWCD is the first SPC school to do so, earning it every year since the award’s inception. Chisholm has written several policies at FWCD, covering subjects such as the team physician program, concussion management protocol, physician standing orders and heat illness prevention protocol. He was recently selected to serve on the “Team Up for Sports Safety” panel to discuss important issues regarding keeping athletes safe. These discussions and the panel’s conclusions led to the presentation of documents to the legislature for possible additional laws to be made about safety issues for athletes.

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Paige Farris Chisholm ’87

Paige Farris Chisholm ’87 is a graduate of FWCD. While at the School, she participated in field hockey, soccer, tennis, and track & field. She attended the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) and began coaching through Boulder Junior Soccer in 1989. After graduation, Chisholm worked in broadcast journalism at KRLD and KTVT. She later started coaching again, realizing that helping young children grow as athletes was something she wanted to continue.

She returned to FWCD in 1993, teaching PE and coaching several sports. She is the Field Hockey Program Director/Varsity Coach and has helped coach the team to five SPC Division I Championship games, winning two. The team also won the SPC Division II Championship in her first year as Head Coach. In 2021, the team won the SPC Sportsmanship Award in its inaugural year. 

Chisholm was named the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) 2013 High School Coach of the Year for the West Region of the United States. Also, in 2013, she was named the Perry and Nancy Lee Bass Chair for Distinguished Teaching in Athletics. The fall 2005 team received a Proclamation from the City of Fort Worth. Several players have gone on to play at prestigious NCAA D1 and D3 programs, including Stanford and Northwestern Universities. Chisholm earned Level 1 Certification through USA Field Hockey. She has also been a Futures (Olympic Development, now Nexus) Coach and Site Director through USA Field Hockey and was on the High School Regional All-American Committee through NFHCA.

In addition to field hockey, Chisholm teaches Lower School/Middle School PE and Middle School tennis.

She is married to "Trainer Ed”; they have two daughters, Farris ’19 and Kaylee ’22, both graduates of FWCD. 

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Jared Connaughton

Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, Jared Connaughton earned a B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2008. In 2011, he married fellow UTA athlete, Tamesha Graves. The couple has two children, Morgan and Louis.

Connaughton had a successful collegiate career as a member of the UTA track & field team, earning First-Team A; Southland Conference Honors 13 times, including Southland Conference Athlete of the Year three times, once indoors (2006) and twice outdoors (2006, 2007). He was also named Second Team All-American three times, and in 2007, he helped lead the UTA Mavericks to their first Southland Conference team title in over a decade.

Connaughton had a storied career in the professional ranks, which saw him win several national championships and multiple national team appearances, including three International Amateur Athletic Federation World Championships (2007, 2009, 2011), two Commonwealth Games (2010, 2014), Pan-American Games (2007) and two Olympic Games (2008, 2012). In 2014, after nearly a decade with the Canadian National Team, Connaughton retired. In July 2022, he was inducted into the Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame.

Connaughton came to FWCD in 2016, overseeing the track & field program. In 2018, he was appointed Head Coach of the School's cross country program. Under Connaughton’s tutelage, FWCD athletes have amassed dozens of School records and multiple Southwest Preparatory Conference podium positions. In 2023, both the boys and girls track teams claimed SPC 3A titles. In 2024, the girls team repeated as champions, and the boys were runners-up.

Connaughton is a USA Track & Field Level 2 Certified Coach and a National Strength and Conditioning Association and National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. He serves as Assistant Strength Coach at FWCD in addition to his coaching role.

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Patrick Diamonon

Patrick Diamonon joined FWCD in fall 2020 as the Head Coach/Program Director for Lacrosse and Middle School Administrative Assistant. Diamonon has been coaching lacrosse at the high school level in the North Texas area since 2015. He started as Assistant Coach for Plano East and then moved on to Plano West as the JV Head Coach/Varsity Assistant Coach. He later worked at Frisco Lacrosse as the JV Head Coach/Associate Head Coach before becoming the Head Coach/Program Director. Diamonon coached at Chaos Lacrosse from 2016-2022 and works with other travel lacrosse programs where they need assistance.

Diamonon has helped players achieve their goal of playing in college from NCAA Division I, II and III levels, as well as the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association. In addition, he has coached multiple Adrenaline and Under Armour All-Americans during his career.

Originally from Houston, Diamonon played football and lacrosse at Lamar High School. He continued his lacrosse career at Hendrix College as a middie and attackman and later played for the Philippines Lacrosse Association.

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DeAnn Hall

DeAnn Hall has been a coach for multiple programs at Fort Worth Country Day since 2003. Originally hired as the JV Softball Coach, she added cross country (assistant) and swimming to her coaching roles. During her first year at FWCD, she also served as a long-term sub in the PE Department. In 2004 and 2005, Hall was the Administrative Assistant in the Athletic Department. In 2006, she took over the cross country and softball programs and accepted a full-time teaching position in the PE Department. In her time at FWCD, she has also coached in the girls basketball program and both the boys and girls volleyball programs.

Hall currently serves as the Softball Program Director/Varsity Head Coach and a coach in the Middle School girls volleyball and basketball programs. In addition, Hall teaches Lower School and Middle School PE and is a Ropes Course Facilitator and a Lower School Families Leader. Hall has had the honor of holding The Perry and Nancy Lee Bass Chair for Distinguished Teaching in Athletics and Physical Education for the past three years. In March 2022, Hall celebrated her 200th win at the game against Comfort High School. In 2023, the Falcon softball team won the 3A SPC Championship; they repeated as champions in 2024. 

Hall and her husband, Todd, have been married for 19 years. They are parents to FWCD Falcons Reagan ’24 and Ryleigh ’27. The family considers FWCD their "home away from home" and feels there is no other community quite like the FWCD community.

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Courtney Corbeille Krauss ’06

Courtney Corbeille Krauss ’06 is a graduate of FWCD, where she was a four-year varsity cheerleader. As a senior, she was voted Most Valuable Cheerleader and was a captain, Homecoming Queen, and President of the Spirit Club. Krauss also competed with the All-Star Team Spirit of Texas for seven seasons, capturing numerous national titles and winning the gold medal at the Cheerleading World Championship in 2005.

Krauss received a partial scholarship to cheer for the D-1 Hurricanes at the University of Miami. In 2008, she transferred to the University of Oklahoma, cheering for the Sooners on the Large Co-Ed Game Day and Competitive Squads. Her college cheer highlights include placing in the Top 10 at Collegiate Cheerleading Nationals, all of the events leading up to the NCAA National Championship Orange Bowl Game, and cheering at the Final Four in San Antonio. Krauss was recognized as Collegiate Cheerleader of the Week by Fox Sports Southwest and made many appearances on ESPN and College Game Day with the Sooners.

After graduation, she worked for Universal Cheerleaders Association for two summers and was hand-selected to coach international cheerleading camps in Scotland, Australia and China. In 2010, Krauss auditioned for and was cast in Bring It On: The Musical and was a flyer and dancer in the original Broadway production until 2012. She and her cast performed eight shows a week in addition to appearing on The TODAY Show, America's Got Talent, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the TONY Awards.

Krauss returned to Texas to cheer for the Dallas Stars as an Ice Girl from 2014-16, where she was Rookie of the Year and a Captain. In 2018, she achieved her ultimate goal of cheering in the NFL for the New England Patriots. The squad cheered at the Super Bowl her rookie year, and she was honored to lead the team as a Captain in her second season. Krauss is now a Fourth Grade Teacher and Cheerleading Program Director at FWCD. In addition to coaching the FWCD varsity squad, Krauss enjoys coaching many youth cheerleading, dance and musical theatre programs in Fort Worth. 

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Brandon Lundstrom

Brandon Lundstrom began his tenure at Fort Worth Country Day starting in 2023. Brandon has lived in the Dallas-Ft Worth area since 2016 when he moved from California to attend TCU. He graduated from TCU in 2020 with a degree in finance and a minor in accounting. 

Brandon started his coaching career at Fort Worth Fire and has been coaching with them the past 6 seasons. He helped launch the men’s program for Fire and led their 18’s team to great success.

Before coaching, Brandon played volleyball in high school and club in Southern California. His club teams placed top 5 at Junior Nationals 4 years in a row, winning once and medaling twice more. He was also on the men’s junior High Performance national team and won a gold for team USA. 

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Hugo Muñoz

Coach Hugo Muñoz was born in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. He is extremely proud of his heritage but even more grateful to live in what he considers the best city in the United States, Fort Worth. As a young adult, Muñoz dreamed of coaching wrestling as a tool to promote perseverance, goal setting and grit. He has coached wrestling at FWCD for ten years and is proud to see the growth of the program and the support of all the families and students.

Muñoz has competed and trained in high school wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is still actively competing in submission wrestling, as he believes in leading by example and pushing past comfort zones. A teacher at heart, Muñozgraduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in bilingual education. Muñoz currently enjoys teaching Lower school PE and coaching Middle School football, track and field, and wrestling.

In his free time, Muñoz spends time with his wife, Valerie, and two children, Sophia ’31 and Hugo Jr. He currently runs Silverback BJJ and Wrestling, where he has coached many wrestling state champions and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champions.

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Rob Napier 

Rob joined FWCD in 2015 as a Middle School French and Spanish teacher. Growing up in England, Rob became a qualified soccer coach during his time as a student of English and French at the University of Liverpool in 1993, where he was also the Soccer Correspondent and Sports Editor.

His first coaching stint in the U.S. was during the summer of 2003 where he coached at camps throughout California. In 2005, he became a Player Development Officer for the New York/New Jersey Metrostars in the MLS before joining the New Jersey Soccer Group. There, along with coaching several youth teams, he was the Director of Program Development, initiating the Indoor State Cup. He was the General Manager and Head Coach of the NJ Blaze which competed in the National Premier Soccer League as well as being League Manager & Commissioner for the US Club Soccer National Adult Leagues. His coaching credentials include the NSCAA (now United Soccer Coaches) Premier Diploma, Advanced National Diploma, National Goalkeeping Diploma and the UEFA ‘C’ license. Locally, he has coached at the youth level for Liverpool FC America and FC Dallas. 

At FWCD, Napier has coached the Middle School boys’ ‘A’ soccer team, leading them to several winning seasons including an unbeaten 2021-22 campaign, as well as being Assistant to Coach Mike Vincent on the boys’ varsity team where they competed for the SPC Championship in 2024. He also coaches the 7th Grade girls’ field hockey team who have consistently posted winning seasons under his tenure.

Napier's daughter, Gabriella, is an Upper School student at FWCD. A passionate supporter of Liverpool FC, he is also a keen traveler, fan of French food and culture and enjoys attending concerts. 

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Lisa Parker

Growing up in a family of teachers, administrators and coaches, Lisa Parker knew from an early age that she wanted to do the same. As a young athlete, Parker enjoyed her high school experiences on the basketball, cross country, and track and field teams. She continued her basketball career for the Longhorns at The University of Texas at Austin.

After graduating from UT in 1991 with a B.S. in Education, Parker began her coaching and teaching career at Weatherford High School, where she coached girls volleyball and basketball and taught physical education and freshman English classes. In 1999, Lisa became the Girls Basketball Coordinator and Head Coach at Crowley High School. A firm believer in fundamentals, teamwork and the intangibles of sport, Lisa spent time at both the middle and high school levels teaching basketball skills and motivating young girls to compete while growing the basketball program.

To be closer to her young family, Lisa “retired” from coaching and has served as the Athletic Administrative Assistant at FWCD since 2008. In this role, she works closely with the coaches and connects with student-athletes and the FWCD community on a daily basis.

Outside of school, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family: Erin ’12, Reagan ’16, Sawyer ’22 and Michael, FWCD Middle School Humanities Teacher. Their favorite activities include hiking, skiing, and exploring or just playing games and listening to music at their home in Weatherford. 

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James Rains

James Rains began coaching in 1989 in Abilene after receiving his B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington. While coaching at Cooper High School, he was affiliated with two UIL state championship games, one in baseball (1993) and another in football (1996).

In 2006, Rains moved with his family to Granbury when his wife, Jackie, accepted a job teaching seventh-grade English at FWCD. He began coaching again in 2008 at Granbury High School as a Varsity Assistant in football and baseball. The Pirate baseball team was district and bi-district champs in spring 2009.

In fall 2009, Rains became the first Middle School Athletic Director at FWCD. At the time, he also served as a Varsity and Middle School Football Coach and was the Baseball Program Director through the 2011 season. While assisting the varsity football team at FWCD, he has been on the staff for three SPC titles.

Now in his 16th year at FWCD, Rains serves as Middle School Athletic Director, Middle School/Upper School Football Coach, and Boys and Girls Golf Program Director. 

He and Jackie have two children, Jacob ’16 and Ryleigh ’17, who are FWCD alumni.

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Shelley Rains

Shelley Rains is in her 26th year of teaching and coaching at FWCD and her 33rd year overall. Rains graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in General Studies with an emphasis in Kinesiology. While at LSU, she participated on the basketball team playing for legendary coach Sue Gunter.

Rains began teaching and coaching at Parkview Baptist School in Baton Rouge. There she taught Lower School/Middle School/Upper School PE and coached basketball, softball and volleyball for three years, winning a state title in softball. 

In 1995, Rains returned to Texas, her home state, and joined the Godley ISD. There she taught health, coached cross country and basketball, and started the softball program. In 1999, Rains came to Fort Worth Country Day as a full-time PE Teacher and Head Girls Basketball Coach. She has taught every level of PE and strength & conditioning and coached field hockey, basketball (Head Varsity Coach) and Middle School/Upper School softball. She has had the opportunity to surround herself with exceptional students and athletes, along with incredible teachers and coaches that have led to several SPC Championships (including the 2023-24 3A championship in girls basketball).

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Michael Settle ’99

In his 22 years of coaching baseball, Michael Settle ’99 has worked at the youth, middle school, high school, college and international club/professional levels. His previous roles include serving as an Assistant Coach at Wheaton College (Ill.) and Texas Christian University. In 2010, Settle founded the St. Francis Episcopal School (Houston) baseball program.

Settle played at TCU from 2000-03, where he participated in two All-Conference campaigns, earned Conference Player of the Week recognition on multiple occasions, and received the Matt Carpenter Most Valuable Player Award and the Bryan Holaday Outstanding Defensive Player Award. He was also selected to the All-Tournament Team while playing in the Shriners Children’s College Classic at Minute Maid Park.

Following his collegiate days, Settle spent the next few years playing professional baseball in the U.S. (2003-06) and overseas (2006-10).

An FWCD Original, Settle was a three-sport athlete in high school. As a Falcon, he earned All-Conference recognition and MVP honors in football, basketball and baseball.

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Matt Segura  

Born in Santa Maria California, Matt Segura earned his B.S at California State University Chico in 2009 and his M.S at Eastern Michigan University in 2014. He is married to his wife Kim and will soon be welcoming their daughter Blakely. He joins the FWCD staff in 2024 as their Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Segura has been a collegiate strength and conditioning coach for over 16 years, starting his coaching career at Butte Junior College working with Football and Softball. Over his three years there he was a part of 1 State and National Championship and 3 bowl game wins. He then accepted an internship at the University of Michigan which turned into a graduate assistantship. During that time, he worked with every sport.

He spent the next six years at West Texas A&M University working with the softball, men’s basketball, track & field, and cross country teams while also assisting with football. He was a part of 3 National Championships and almost 30 Lone Star Conference Championships. He also helped produce 20 individual national champions in track & field as well as two Olympians. In 2021 he moved to DFW and became the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Texas-Arlington working with men’s basketball.

Segura holds the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) as well as the Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He also has the Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) certification through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association as well as a USA Weightlifting Level 1 coaching certification through USA weightlifting.  

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Mike Vincent

Since 2003, Mike Vincent has been a Physical Education Teacher and a coach in the soccer, field hockey, lacrosse and track & field programs at Fort Worth Country Day. He has taught every grade at FWCD (except kindergarten). Vincent is also the Boys Soccer Program Director/Varsity Boys Soccer Coach. He has previously coached the varsity girls team, leading the Falcons to Southwest Preparatory Conference Division I status for the first time in nine years in the 2005-06 season.

In 2007-08, the varsity boys were successful in winning the SPC Division II Championship, and in the 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons, the boys soccer teams finished fourth, fifth and third places, respectively in SPC Division I. Vincent’s varsity boys teams retained their SPC Division I status for the subsequent years until the conference became just one division. In January 2024, Vincent celebrated his 300th win as a coach at FWCD during the SPC Tournament, within which his varsity boys progressed to the Championship game, finishing 3A SPC Runners-up.

Before joining the FWCD community, Vincent served for 10 years as the Southwest Area Manager for British Soccer, a subsidiary of Challenger Sports. During that time, he was responsible for supervising Challenger’s Soccer Academy, soccer camps, soccer tours, soccer tournaments and soccer apparel divisions within the Southwestern United States.

Over the past 38 years, Vincent has coached at the high school, collegiate, Olympic Development Program and Select Club levels. He possesses the United States Soccer Federation (USSF, now US Soccer) “A” Coaching License and USSF National Youth licenses, as well as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) International Premier (Distinguished Pass) and Advanced National Diplomas. Vincent holds the English Football Association Preliminary Coaching Award and is a National Soccer Coaches Association of America and North Texas State Soccer Association Staff Coach. He has instructed on the U.S. Soccer G, F, E and D coaching courses.

In both 2008 and 2010, Vincent received the NSCAA Southwest Regional High School Coach of the Year Award in the Private/Parochial Schools Division. He has published two books on Soccer: Modern Attacking and Goalscoring and a children’s book titled Luke’s Big Game. He has also created and co-produced a highly regarded Soccer DVD – “Drills and Small Sided Games for Shooting and Finishing.” In 2023, Vincent was awarded the prestigious Perry and Nancy Lee Bass Chair for Distinguished Teaching in Athletics and Physical Education.

Born and raised in Oxford, England, Vincent was a member of professional team Oxford United’s youth soccer in the Community Program and later played at the collegiate and semi-professional (Hellenic League) levels in England. A graduate of Brunel University in London, he holds a double major B.A. (First Class Honors) in Sports Studies (with a specialization in Sports Psychology) and American Studies. He was a member of the 1991-92 Brunel University National Championship Winning Men’s College Team.

Vincent has coached numerous players who have gone on to play soccer collegiately. He often competes in Adventure Race Obstacle Courses, Mud Runs and Triathlons. Vincent and his wife Callie have one son, Luke, who will graduate from FWCD in 2026.

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