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    Tracy Welch

    Title: LWISD Athletic Director/Head Football Coach




    Ben Stedronsky

    Title: Head Baseball Coach

    Bio: Played high school baseball at Lincoln Southwest in Lincoln, NE. Played college baseball at Northwest Missouri State University. Coached at Western Texas College from 2012-2014. The team made it to the Regional Tournament for the first time in school history in 2012. Coach at Reagan County in Big Lake, TX from 2017 - 2019.  Area qualifiers all three years.  Made it to the Regional Quarter-Finals in 2017 & 2018 and reached the Regional Semi-Finals in 2017. Married to Kristina Stedronsky and have one son, Jaxon (2). 

    Contact: bstedronsky@lwisd.org

    Jeff Whitener

    Jeff Whitener

    Title: Head Varsity/JV Tennis 

    Bio: I have been with the Lake Worth High school tennis team for 19 years. I am married and have a 19-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son. I am also the elementary PE teacher at Miller Elementary. 

    Contact: 817-306-4200, ext 1865 jwhitener@lwisd.org




    Jeff Whitener

    Title: Head Varsity/JV Tennis 

    Bio: Tracy Ranes Academic Coordinator/Offensive Line Tracy begins his 23rd season as an assistant on the Copperas Cove Bulldawg coaching staff and his eighteenth year as an Assistant Athletic Director in charge of Academics. This will be his nineteenth year as the Varsity Offensive line Coach. Tracy began his coaching career at Willis I.S.D. in 1992 as a Junior High Coach. He then met his wife of twenty-one years, Jill. In 1993, Tracy moved to Copperas Cove after accepting a coaching position at Copperas Cove Jr. High that was previously held by the legendary Coach Lester Hanke.

    He spent only one season at Copper Jr. High before being offered a job to coach at Copperas Cove High School by Jack Welch. Two years later Tracy moved into the position of Assistant Athletic Director/Offensive Line coach, which he is still currently in. During his seven years as a head track coach, his staff produced 92 regional and 13 state qualifiers. Over this time period the track program, 9th, JV and Varsity, produced 13 district championships, out of 21 possible. He and the former Jill Wirth of Geneseo, Ill., have two children, Katelyn and Bryce, and are members of Grace United Methodist Church in Copperas Cove.

    Contact: 817-306-4200, ext 1865 jwhitener@lwisd.org


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    Raul Salas 

    Title: Head Girls Soccer/Assistant Football

    Bio: I am a native of Fort Worth, Tx and a graduate of Texas Christian University.  This is my fourth year coaching high school soccer and my second year as the Head Girls Soccer Coach. 

    Contact: X32220 Rsalas@lwisd.org


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    Creighton Reed 

    Title: Quarterback Coach, Pass Game Coordinator

    Bio: Originally from Juniata, NE. Played Quarterback at Chadron State from 2013-2015 where he was a two-time RMAC Academic All-American. Transferred to the University of Nebraska Kearney and coached WR’s there from 2015-2018. During that time four WR’s received All-Conference honors. Graduated with a  Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management from the University of Nebraska Kearney in 2017 and a Master of Arts in Education degree in 2019 from Nebraska Kearney. Married to Shelby Reed who is a Speech Pathologist.

    Contact: Cell 402-469-6736 email: reedc@lwisd.org




    Sheri Myrick

    Title: Athletic Trainer 

    Bio: I have been a teacher/coach for 27 years and an athletic trainer for 22 years.  I have two handsome boys, Dylan (10th) and Cameron (8th).  I have a passion for ensuring the safety and well-being of your children that you entrust in my care each year.

    Contact: Smyrick@lwisd.org 817-306-4230 x3071 




    Shelbi Watson

    Title: Head Softball Coach & Assistant Volleyball

    Bio: My name is Shelbi Watson, I am currently married and have lived in Fort Worth for 5 years. I graduated from Montgomery High School, then went to Sam Houston State University where I was a member of the Bearkat softball team. My softball accolades are; 2-time All-State as a shortstop in high school, academic All-State my senior year and 4-time All-Conference at Sam Houston. This will be my 3rd year as a Head Softball coach, previously at Alvord High School.

    Contact: swatson@lwisd.org