Degrees and Certifications:

BA in English from UTSA MS in Sport Management from Texas A&M

Travis Crain

Coach Crain begins his second year as the head coach of the Mustang Basketball Program as well as the head of the Creative Writing Program. He is entering his 13th year coaching and 11th year teaching. This will be his fifth year teaching Creative Writing with three years at Dripping Springs High School before bringing the program to Marble Falls.
Many of Coach Crain's writing students have published their work while still in high school in various literary magazines and poetry collections around the country. They have also placed or won various awards from competitions such as The Texas Teen Bookfest and The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
While shifting his focus completely to Creative Writing, Coach Crain has previously taught English I, English II, and Sports Literature.
From 2014-2019, Coach Crain served as the associate head coach in Dripping Springs. As part of the Tiger coaching staff, Coach Crain helped the Tigers reach three straight trips to the playoffs, including a visit to the Regional Finals in 2017 and two second round finishes. Previously he was the head coach at Lytle High School from 2012 to 2014. While with the Pirates, Coach Crain went 24-30 with a playoff appearance in 2013. Coach Crain began his high school coaching career as an assistant coach for Mustang Basketball. While on the staff, he helped the Mustangs into the playoffs and a first round win over Austin Lanier in 2011.

Coach Crain began his coaching career as the assistant Women's basketball coach at Schreiner University from 2008 to 2010. He previously served as a student assistant for the Women's basketball program at The University of Texas-San Antonio. The Roadrunners won the Southland Conference Tournament Championship in 2008 and made the program's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

From San Antonio, Texas, Coach Crain is a graduate of the University of Texas-San Antonio where he earned his BA in English in 2008. He then earned his MS in Sport Management from Texas A&M in 2019. He and his wife Lindsey have been married for nine years and have two children. He published his first book, Back Pages, in July 2018.