Coach Matt Lawrence is starting his 18th year of coaching and 1st year at Marcus High School. He is married to his wife, Resia, and they have two daughters, Jenna age 13, and Taylor age 11. Coach Lawrence played football and graduated from Northwestern State University. He is also a defensive/strength and conditioning coach for the football program, and teaches outdoor education.
Coach Andy Atkins is starting his second year at Marcus High School. He graduated from the University of North Texas and then began his coaching career in 2001. He has previously been an assistant coach at Keller, Flower Mound, and Lewisville High Schools. He has also directed a local CrossFit gym. He lives in Highland Village with his wife Ashley, who teaches at Marcus 9, and their four sons: Connor, Madok, Colton, and Mason. The Atkins family love spending time together and are very active in their church. Andy and Ashley are very excited to be a part of the Marauder Family.
Coach Austin Rodriguez is entering his 6 year of coaching, 1st year at Marcus High School. He graduated from Marcus High School in 2007, and is proud to be back working at his Alma mater. He attended Arizona State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He spent 4 years at Griffin MS in The Colony, coaching basketball and football. He was at Newman Smith HS in Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD last year, where he was a Varsity assistant and Head Freshman basketball coach. Coach Rodriguez teaches World History at the Main campus.
Coach Shane Rogers begins his sixth year as a coach and first as Head Coach. A 2008 Marcus graduate himself, Shane is very familiar with his Alma mater and couldn’t ask for a better place to begin his head coaching career. After graduating from Marcus, he played basketball collegiately, finishing his basketball career and graduating from Oklahoma City University in 2012. Shane is engaged to his lovely fiance, Anne, who also serves the Marcus community as a first grade teacher at Flower Mound Elementary.
Coach Eli Rodriguez is from Dallas, Texas. He played football, basketball, baseball & track at Berkner High School located in Richardson, Texas. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University. Coach Rod is starting his 39th season with 29 of those years in Lewisville ISD and Marcus HS. He has two super awesome children: Kasie, who has his two grand kids (Shealyn & Thomas) and his son Austin, who also coaches at Marcus.