JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF
MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School Lady Mustangs have two new head coaches for the 2015-16 school year.
David Schubert is the new athletic coordinator and head basketball coach, while his wife, Casey, is the new head volleyball coach.
The hires were approved by the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees during its regular meeting May 18.
Athletic director Matt Green said David Schubert has plenty of positive traits he believes will help transform the girls program.
“I was very impressed with his approach and vision with how to run a girls program,” Green said. “I like his mental approach to it. I’m impressed with his basketball side. He’s also been an athletic director. He brings in leadership qualities and experience. He’s somebody who’s had success.”
David Schubert was the athletic director and girls head basketball coach at Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill for the past two years. Last season, the Red Devils girls basketball team posted a 22-13 overall record and finished 12-1 in District 16-3A. The season ended with a 46-38 loss to Edgewood in the second round of the playoffs. In 2014, Chapel Hill was 25-7 overall with a 9-5 District 15-2A record for third place. The Red Devils’ season ended in a 61-43 loss to Life Oak Cliff in the second round.
From 2008 to 2011, he was the New Diana head cross-country coach and boys head basketball coach and compiled a 56-35 overall record. He got his start as the girls head basketball coach at Wortham High School, where the squad was 48-12 in two seasons in 2003-05. He then spent two years at James Bowie Simms High School from 2006 to 2008.
A 2002 graduate of Texas A&M-Kingsville, Schubert ran his own insurance business from 2011-13.
The new girls athletic coordinator is aware of the competition in District 25-5A, Green said.
“He said, ‘I’ve done that in my career everywhere I’ve been. I enjoy the challenge,’” Green recalled Schubert saying. “He’s realistic. He wants to embrace the challenge. He understands the job he’s taking full on.”
Meanwhile, Casey Schubert has spent six seasons as a head volleyball coach with stops that include Chapel Hill, Wortham and James Bowie Simms.
She has served as a head basketball coach, head cross country coach and head softball coach.
Green said the couple has worked side by side for a decade where David Schubert has been the basketball coach and Casey has been the volleyball coach. They are used to the challenges of spending long hours on campus throughout the year, he added.
“This is a couple who’ve worked together and been able to be successful in both programs together,” Green said. “This is going to unify the girls program on both sides. … They know the way to do this is by working together and sharing athletes.”