Three DSHS Assistant Coaches Promoted to Head Coaching Positions
April 28, 2021
Dripping Springs ISD Athletic Director Galen Zimmerman has announced the promotions of three assistant coaches to head coaching positions. Jordan Batson has been named the head girls’ basketball coach, Michael Hoskovec will be the head swimming and diving coach, and Kourtney Morris has been named the head cross country and girls’ track coach.
A 2009 DSHS graduate, Batson has been a DSISD teacher and coach for eight years, previously serving as an assistant varsity girls' basketball coach the last two seasons. He also spent two years as the girls’ freshman basketball coach. Prior to returning to Dripping Springs, Batson spent two years as a student worker and manager for the men’s basketball program at Texas A&M University.
He graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Batson went on to earn a master’s degree in Education Administration from Lamar University.
Batson replaces David Norris, who will remain at the high school in an administrative role coordinating the DAEP (District Alternative Education Program) and GAP (Graduation Acceleration Program) program.
Hoskovec just completed his first season at DSHS after 17 years as the head coach at Houston Stratford High School. He has been involved with the sport for more than 30 years, being named an NCAA All-American 24 times while swimming at Truman State University in Missouri. During his career, he has coached numerous high school All-Americans, state champions, and UIL record holders. He led the Stratford boys’ team to back-to-back state titles in 2012 and 2013 and is a three-time state coach-of-the-year honoree.
Hoskovec has taught science for 18 years, and currently is teaching Chemistry and OnRamps Geoscience at DSHS.
Previous Head Coach Andrea McCarthy will stay with the program, moving into the assistant coach position.
Morris has assisted Head Coach Marisa Tuzzi with boys’ and girls’ cross country for the past three seasons after coming to DSHS in 2018. After graduating from the University of Oregon with her bachelor of science in Human Physiology, Morris obtained her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She has ran nine half-marathons and three marathons. In January of 2021, Morris received her USATF Level 1 coaching certification.
Morris teaches Chemistry at DSHS and also currently is an assistant softball coach. Tuzzi will remain in her role as the assistant athletic director.