Meet Our Staff
Graduated from Ingram Tom Moore High School, Ingram, TX ‘99. I participated in Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, and
Track. I earned a scholarship to run Cross Country and Track for the Lady Rambelles of Angelo State University, San
Angelo, TX (99-03) also earning a B.S. in Education.
I am entering my 15th year of coaching. I began my career at Syracuse JH, Syracuse, Ut; and have been with Bandera ISD
since 2007. I have been Middle School Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, and Track, Middle School Girls Coordinator,
Assistant at the High School for Volleyball, Cross Country, Track (Relays, Mid-Distance, Distance), Girls Coordinator, and
Assistant Athletic Director, and am the Head Girls Cross Country and Track and Field Coach.
Married to Jason Ashcraft for 15 years, where we met at Angelo State University. We have two children, Addison Ann (9) a
fourth grader; and Avery Elayne (6) who is in 1st grade
Kierstyn Dumont is starting her fourth year coaching at Bandera High School. This school year, she will teach Algebra 1 and Math Models at the high school and perform coaching duties as the Head Girls Basketball Coach and assistant Track coach. Coach Dumont is a native of Pleasanton, Texas where she participated in volleyball and basketball and threw the discus while she was in high school. She attended The University of Texas at Austin, graduating in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and recently graduated from Lamar University in August 2019 with a Masters in Educational Administration. She remains an avid Texas Longhorn fan and enjoys watching the ‘Horns, as well as other sports teams, on television in her free time. Her biggest fans are her parents, Tab and Kala, her little sister Torey and her fiancé Carter Sells.
I graduated from Bandera, Class of 2000, and then from the University of Texas in 2003 with a degree in history and worked in business until 2005. I began teaching in the Social Studies Dept at BHS in 2006-07 and have been the head tennis coach since 2008. I teach US History, Psychology, and Sociology and am on of the NHS Advisors. My husband and I live in Bandera and like to travel when we're not working.
Coach Mike Gard is in his second year of coaching at Bandera High School. He went to high school at Sharpstown in Houston and later attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 1989. He earned his Masters from Air War College in 2005. Coach Gard is entering his second year of coaching. He will be an assistant in both volleyball and tennis, and teaches biology and environmental science. Coach Gard and his wife Nicole, who teaches art at Bandera High School, have been married for 25 years.
Is a graduate of Bandera High School and Southwest Texas University. Currently teaches AP Government/ Economics and is the Department Chair for the Social Studies Department. He coaches Football and is the Head Golf and one of the NHS Sponsors.
Sam Houston State University 1991
This is my 2nd year at Bandera High School and 28th year as a professional. I serve as the Athletic Trainer and teach Sports Medicine and Health Science classes.
I was born in Corpus Christi and graduated from Carroll High School in 1987. I attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas where I received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology. I was earned my License to practice Athletic Training in May 1991, the same year I graduated. I started my career back in my hometown. I have been previously employed at:
- Corpus Christi Miller HS (5A-D2), 1991-1998
- Carrollton R. L. Turner HS (5A-D1), 1998-2009
- Frisco Lone Star High School (5A-D1), 2009-2018
- Bandera High School (4A-D2) 2018 - present
While in the DFW area I did contract work with Baylor Sports Care and Ben Hogan Sports Medicine. Through these organizations I had the opportunity to work with athletes in both the college and professional setting. I have been the drug testing site coordinator for the NCAA FCS National Championship Football game for the last nine years.
The highlight of my Athletic Training experience was in 2015 when my I had the pleasure of coaching in the 5A Div 2 State Championship Game with Lone Star HS. The entire year was memorable and it included an exciting triple overtime victory over Lake Dallas in the State Semifinals.
I am a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association (SWATA), and the Texas State Athletic Trainers Association (TSATA).
I have two sons, one is a freshman at Texas A&M Corpus Christi and the other is a 5th grader in Corpus Christi.