PISD Athletics Receives Honors
Posted by PISD Communications on 2/5/2019
Prosper ISD Athletics has had several recognitions of late that we want to highlight.
Coach Erin Kauffman was recently named the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Texas Volleyball Coach of the Year. Coach Kauffman has been in education for nine (9) years and coaching for 13 years. Kauffman graduated from St. Louis University with her B.A in Political Science where she coached club volleyball while playing in college. She was then an Assistant Coach at Stephen F. Austin State University where she received her M.P.A in 2008. Kauffman was at Lovejoy from 2010 - 2013 before joining the Prosper Athletic staff in 2013. Her overall record is 227-57 at Prosper. Under her instruction, the Prosper team has made a deep playoff birth every year with two (2) visits to the State Championships and a State Championship win in 2017.
Madi Whitmire is a Senior at Prosper High School and an integral part of the PHS Varsity Volleyball team. Madi is currently ranked 6th in her class where she serves as the Student Council President. She has been named the Dallas Morning News Setter of the year twice. Additionally, she was a top six (6) finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award in DFW. The award was based upon involvement in a varsity sport, leadership, community service and academics. Madi received a $2500 scholarship through the program. The year Madi was chosen as a 1st Team Under Armour All American. This is a significant achievement as she is one (1) of only five (5) setters in the nation to make the top team. She is the ONLY athlete in DFW to be named to the team and only one (1) of 24 athletes in the nation to be named as a part of the team.
Prosper High School basketball player, Jordyn Oliver, has demonstrated repeatedly that she is a force with which to be reckoned. Jordyn most recently, Jordyn was nominated by Coach Rachal for the McDonald’s All-American game in Atlanta. There were over 800 nominations throughout the country. The McDonald’s All-American game is the most prestigious high school All-Star game in which a student can be nominated in basketball. Jordyn has signed a letter of intent to play at Baylor University in the fall, home of the Lady Bears, the #1 Women’s Basketball team in the country at this time.
Cade York, Prosper High School Senior, celebrated like royalty on January 3rd at the Under Armour All-American game. Cade was one of the few students in the country named to the team, the most prestigious team in high school competition. In late April, Cade committed to LSU. Ranked #2 in the nation in his position, he demonstrated the skill that got him the LSU jersey when he successfully kicked a 59-yard field goal in the game, the longest in game’s history. Additionally, the kick was five (5) yards longer than any kick by Cole Tracy, the existing LSU kicker.