Landon Maddux announced on Twitter that he was named the new girls’ soccer coach at Travis High School.
Maddux comes from Lake Travis High School in Austin, where he was an assistant coach. The Lady Cavaliers went 18-2-2 this past season to win its first-ever 6A district title. The Lady Cavs reached the 6A state tournament in 2019.
“Bittersweet leaving LTHS, but looking forward to the next challenge!” Maddux tweeted. “A big thanks to everyone that’s helped me on my way.
“Now let’s go TIGERS!!”
Maddux takes over a Lady Tiger squad that would have qualified for the 6A playoffs if the season wasn’t halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Travis, led by head coach Kristin Roden this past season, went 9-5-3 overall and 7-3-3 in District 20-6A, finishing in fourth place.
The Tigers will have two all-district players returning next season, including midfielder Mackenzie Gholson, junior forward Sabrina Pena and junior defender Audrey Schmidt.
Maddux has six years of teaching and coaching experience, and was the junior varsity coach of the Pflugerville Hendrickson boys’ soccer team in 2019, then joining Lake Travis later that fall. He also coached the Hawks’ girls’ JV team the year before.
He started his coaching career at Montgomery High School.