ABOUT THE COACHES

Head Coach

MONICA PENA

This is Coach Peña 1st year teaching and coaching at Marcus High School, but her 14th year overall coaching.  

 

Coach Peña attended Calallen High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she was a multisport athlete, winning district every year in both volleyball and basketball during her high school career.  During her junior year, Coach Peña's basketball team advanced to the State Tournament in 2001. 

Coach Peña received a scholarship to play at Texas A & M University Corpus Christi.  In 2005, her team received a bid to the WNIT and gave Fresno State a huge upset in the first round, making school history.  

Coach Peña is very excited for the opportunity to coach at Marcus and is looking forward to an exciting season. 

Varsity Assistant & 9th Red Head Coach

LAURA JONES

JV Head Coach

MICAH GAROUTTE

Coach Garoutte is coming to Marcus from Plano ISD where she coached middle school volleyball and basketball for 3 years.  Before becoming a coach, she was a 4 year varsity letterer for the Plano West basketball program, winning state in 2006.  She then went on to play 4 years for the women's basketball team at Texas Christian University, winning a conference championship in 2010 and making it to the NCAA tournament twice.  She's very excited to now be at Marcus coaching volleyball and basketball.

Freshmen Silver Head Coach

ASHLEIGH BARRON

This is Coach Barron's fifth year teaching, and it is her first year in LISD.  Prior to coming to Marcus, Coach Barron coached volleyball and softball in Arlington ISD.  She attended college at Southern Methodist University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.  She was the class of 2006 Marcus High Salutatorian and Varsity pitcher for the Lady Marauders softball team.  

She is so excited to be at her alma mater!  Her husband David is also a Marcus graduate.  They have 2 sons, Brady (5) and Bennett (2), and an adorable Maltipoo named Jazzy!

Marcus Girls Basketball

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