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Spring Senior Spotlight
We will be celebrating one Spring program each week and spotlighting their Seniors!! We wish we were getting to see them play right now, but unfortunately we can't control that. Each spotlight will be posted on our new Spring Senior Spotlight page and on @PISD_Athletics Twitter page. Please check back each week and help us celebrate these seniors!
Week of March 30th - PHS Boys Soccer
Week of April 6th - PHS Girls Soccer
Week of April 13th - PHS Softball
Week of April 20th - PHS Baseball
Week of April 27th - PHS Tennis & Golf
Week of May 4th - PHS Powerlifiting
Week of May 11th - PHS Girls Track
Week of May 18th - PHS Boys Track
Michael Sain Named New Assistant Athletic Director
Prosper ISD today announced that Michael Sain has been selected as the district’s new Assistant Athletic Director. Sain most recently served at Little Elm High School as the Campus Athletic Coordinator, Defensive Coordinator, and the District Strength and Conditioning Coordinator.
“We are very excited to welcome Coach Sain to the Prosper ISD family. He has served in an administrative role on a large campus for the last five years and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in many areas. He will be able to step right in and make an immediate impact on our Coaches and, most importantly, our kids,” said Prosper ISD Athletic Director, Valerie Little.
Sain’s experience ranges from middle school to high school in both boys and girls programs in a multitude of sports. With almost 15 years of educational and coaching experience, his knowledge and experience will benefit the Prosper ISD Athletic Department as the district opens its 2nd and, very soon thereafter, its 3rd large high school while seeking to maintain the same high standards of education and performance to which the Prosper community has become accustomed.
Coach Sain graduated from Arkansas Tech University with his Bachelor of Arts in History Education in 2006. A few years later, he earned his Master of Education Administration from Lamar University.
Sain is married to wife, Brandi, and together they have two sons, Luke (3) and Cole (2). He will officially begin at Prosper on March 26th.
Valerie Little Named THSADA Region 3 Administrator of the Year
Prosper ISD is proud of the opportunities, experiences, and excellence that district athletes receive through participation in Prosper ISD Athletics. None of these would be possible without a quality administrator at the helm.
In March of 2017, Prosper made an exemplary selection with the hire of District Athletic Director (AD), Valerie Little. In February, the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (THSADA) validated the quality of that hire by announcing that Coach Little has been named as the Region 3 Regional Athletic Administrator of the Year. THSADA is the professional and education association for more than 1,200 secondary athletic administrators encompassing more than 1,800 schools and eight regions across Texas.
Coach Little served as a basketball and track coach for nine years before moving to McKinney in 2006 to become an Assistant Campus Coordinator. She worked her way up the ranks becoming the Title IX Coordinator and Assistant AD in 2010 before being named the Associate Director of Athletics in 2011 where she served until coming to lead the Prosper program in 2017.
Since arriving in Prosper, Coach Little has been instrumental in the development and growth in multiple programs which helped the district earn the coveted UIL Lone Star Cup for the 2018-2019 school year. She oversees an athletic department that includes 12 campus coordinators, with the openings of Rushing Middle School and Rock Hill High School, many coaches, athletic trainers and support staff as well as coordinating activities at the district’s athletic facilities.
Coach Little said she is "very humbled to receive such an honor from my peers in Region 3. When I consider the caliber of all of the nominees, it is quite overwhelming! This award has nothing to do with me personally. It is a testament to the amazing student athletes, coaches, parents, and administrators who make this place as special as it is to garner this type of recognition. Thank you again to my peer Athletic Directors for this honor and thank you to Prosper ISD for this opportunity."
Social Media Lives of UIL Events are Prohibited
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) has released information that it is against all UIL rules for any event or contest, athletic or academic, to be live-streamed.
The UIL has all rights to contests, and has granted rights to its broadcast partners. The rights to contests not selected by UIL broadcast partners may be sub-licensed to interested media outlets that meet certain criteria. The use of live streaming sites including Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Twitter Live and YouTube Live to stream the game is strictly prohibited and in direct violation of the UIL’s agreement with its broadcast partners.
No Person or organization shall film, videotape, or otherwise make a visual recording of any athletic event of activity. Live streaming is in direct violation of the UIL Rules and their agreement with their broadcast partners. Prosper ISD requests all spectators of events adhere to these rules. Violation of UIL rules could result in forfeiture of an event or sanctions placed on the team and eliminate all the hard work, effort, and accomplishments our students have worked so hard to obtain.
Prosper ISD Announces Rock Hill High School Head Football Coach
Prosper ISD is proud to announce the Lone Finalist for Head Football Coach and Campus Coordinator for the district’s newest high school, Rock Hill High School, opening in the Fall of 2020.
Coach Mark Humble is coming to Prosper from Lone Star High School where he has served as the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks coach. In the 2019 Season, Coach Humble helped coach the #1 Ranked team in the State, the District 5-5A Champions, that finished with a 14-1 State Semi-Final run.
Coach Humble was part of a State Championship team at Killeen High School, went on to play quarterback at SMU while earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in History & Communications. He began his 3-year college coaching career at SMU coaching Running Backs while earning his Masters Degree. Coach Humble has 20+ years of coaching experience and 18 years of teaching experience with previous coordinating stops at Southlake Carroll, Plano East, Texas High, Keller High and Grand Prairie High School.
Coach Humble is happily married to Kerri and they have two children, Kaylee (7th Grade) and Hudson (5th Grade). Coach Humble enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, fitness, reading, loves music, and watching movies.
Lone Star High School Athletic Coordinator, Coach Jeff Rayburn, weighed in on Coach Humble’s selection stating that “Mark Humble is a dynamic leader and difference maker in coaching and education. He has an uncanny ability to bring out the best in others. He is a tremendous leader and a great football mind. I am excited to see the success he will bring to Rock Hill High School and Prosper ISD.”
Prosper ISD Athletic Director, Valerie Little, said that “We are very excited to have a coach who is the caliber of Mark Humble join our Prosper ISD Family as the new Head Blue Hawk. Out of the over 300 people that applied, it was obvious Coach Humble possesses the qualities we look for in a leader in Prosper ISD. He has over 20 years of experience in high caliber programs and has influenced and mentored hundreds of kids across the metro-plex in both high school and college programs. We are excited to welcome him and his family and look forward to the great things he will do at Rock Hill."
Coach Humble will officially begin as a Rock Hill Blue Hawk the beginning of January.
Prosper ISD Announces Rock Hill High School Head Volleyball Coach
Prosper ISD is excited to announce the selection for Rock Hill High School’s Head Volleyball Coach and Assistant Campus Coordinator, Coach Angel Mauterer.
Coach Mauterer currently coaches at Prosper High School as the Assistant Volleyball Coach and Track Coach where she has been coaching since the Fall of 2018. Prior to coming to Prosper, Coach Mauterer spent a year at Lake Dallas High School as the Head Volleyball Coach and Women’s Athletic Coordinator, as well as spending 12 years at Creekview High School where she served as Head Volleyball Coach and Athletic Coordinator. While in Creekview and Lake Dallas she had 10 playoff appearances, two district titles, and was named District Coach of the Year twice.
Attending Mt. Carmel Academy in New Orleans during high school, Coach Mauterer was a member of the 5A State Championship Volleyball Team where she was named the State Tournament MVP and the Louisiana State Player of the Year. She completed her undergraduate work at McNeese State and Southeastern Louisiana University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology / Health Promotion. She was then a Graduate Assistant at Southeastern Louisiana and an Assistant Coach at Jacksonville State University. Coach Mauterer received her Master’s Degree in Education Administration from the University of North Texas.
Coach Mauterer is an avid athlete spending her free time playing beach volleyball, working out, and hiking when not spending time with her family.
Coach Mandy Weaver Awarded the Kim Enocksen Integrity Award
Congratulations to Coach Weaver who recently was honored with the Kim Enocksen Integrity Award by the Texas Tennis Coaches Association. We are so proud of you Coach Weaver!
Details about the award: An award given to a tennis coach that displays qualities of honesty, strong moral principles, and great ethics in the game and in life. This award should be taken very seriously and any coach nominated for this award should be a person of the utmost integrity. Kim Enocksen has been a person with all of these characteristics! She has been respected by her players, peers, school, and community everywhere that she has coached. Coach Enocksen has coached at Sam Rayburn High School and finished her career at Kingwood High School. In 2010 this award was named after her. She retired in 2013 and was inducted into the TTCA Hall of Fame in 2014.
Coach Erin Kauffman named 2018 Volleyball State Coach of the Year
The UIL and the NFHS have awarded Coach Erin Kauffman of Prosper HS the prestigious honor of being named the 2018 Volleyball State Coach of the Year. This award is bestowed upon ONE Coach in each sport Statewide. Recipients of this award reflect excellent coaching abilities as well as being exceptional off the field of play. We are very proud of Coach Kauffman and her successes here in Prosper ISD on and off the volleyball court. Great job Coach!
Coach Kauffman was recognized by the UIL at the 2019 State Volleyball tournament - VIEW PHOTO HERE
Prosper ISD Athletic Hall of Honor Inaugural Class Inductees
Prosper Independent School District is pleased to announce the inaugural class of the Prosper ISD Athletics Hall of Honor. The Hall of Honor is designed to recognize and celebrate those athletes, coaches, supporters and teams who have laid the foundation for what Prosper ISD Athletics is today.
- Rick Carpenter
- Jim Hughes
- Donnie Garrett
- Woody Hamby
- 1984 State Championship Baseball Team
The Inaugural Class will be introduced during halftime at the first home football game on Friday, August 30th, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the new Children’s Health Stadium at Prosper ISD and then formally inducted into the Hall of Honor at the ceremony on Monday, January 6th, 2020 in the community room of the new Children's Health Stadium.
2018-2019 PISD Coaches of the Year
Congratulations to our 18-19 Coaches of the Year! Thank you for your service to our student athletes.
Middle School Coach of the Year - Chris Rodriguez, Rogers Middle School
Assistant Coach of the Year - Jackie Crisp, Prosper High School
Head Coach of the Year - Trey Rachal, Prosper High School