Athletics Administration

/Athletics Administration
Athletics Administration 2018-03-15T12:19:32+00:00

Steve Howard (Logic/Rhetoric Schools Athletic Director): Mr. Howard serves as Athletic Director, having coached and taught in Texas public schools for over 30 years here in the Central Texas area. Mr. Howard is married to Karen, and they have three grown children and eight grandkids (who are spoiled rotten). Mr. Howard loves to scuba dive, travel and do anything sports-related. He loves Southern Gospel, traditional country and bluegrass music. He also loves to read and study anything involving apologetics, early American Indian culture (specifically the Comanche and Apache people of the Texas Panhandle where he was raised), WWII, church history, and anything involving saving/spending/investing money. He is in his 38th year of education.
Phone: (254) 654-0996
Email: showard@liveoakclassical.com

Brice Helton (Assistant Athletic Director, Facilities Director and Head Boys & Girls Track Coach): Mr. Helton is originally from El Paso, and continues his tour across Texas after stops in Lubbock and Dallas. He is in his second year at Live Oak after serving at The Covenant School of Dallas for the last eleven years as the Facilities Director, Athletic Director, Head Football Coach and Head Track Coach. He received his undergraduate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and his Master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Brice has been working in athletics for the last fifteen years including jobs with Texas Tech University and Kanakuk Kamps. He has been married to his wife Lauren for eleven years and has three beautiful daughters.
Phone: (254) 714-1007 ext. 417
Email: bhelton@liveoakclassical.com

Paige Brooks (Grammar School Athletic Director): Mrs. Brooks is thrilled to be joining the Live Oak team this year as Grammar Athletic Director and Grammar P.E. teacher. She and her husband Wesley have two children and have been a part of the Live Oak family since 2010. After graduating from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology, she became a certified teacher and taught P.E. in a classical school until she was privileged to stay home with her children.
Phone: (254) 714-1007
Email: pbrooks@liveoakclassical.com

Natalie Friesen (Head Volleyball Coach): Mrs. Friesen is Live Oak’s Head Volleyball Coach. She also teaches Grammar 5 & 6 Science and is Assistant Track Coach. Mrs. Friesen is from Texas, but she and her husband, Scotty, recently moved to Waco, TX from Hesston, KS. A graduate of LeTourneau University, she received a B.S. in Education. Mrs. Friesen is passionate about teamwork, fitness, spending time with loved ones, and enjoying nature. Her hobbies include weightlifting, hiking, cooking, and reading.
Phone: (254) 714-1007
Email: nfriesen@liveoakclassical.com

Christina Johnston (Head Junior High Volleyball Coach): Ms. Johnston is in her sixth year at Live Oak, teaching Kindergarten Spanish and Grammar 4-5 Math and coaching Jr. High athletics. Prior to coming to Live Oak, she worked for Waxahachie Preparatory Academy as the Elementary Spanish Teacher and volleyball coach. Ms. Johnston earned a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Dallas Baptist University, and holds a Texas teaching certificate for EC-6 Generalist. She loves to travel, play the guitar, read books (especially on British history, which was inspired by a recent trip to the UK), and write.
Phone: (254) 714-1007
Email: cjohnston@liveoakclassical.com

Chris Eikenhorst (Head Boys High School Basketball Coach, Head Baseball Coach and Head Junior High Football Coach): This is Coach Ike’s first year at Live Oak. He and his wife Jennifer, along with their four kids (Patrick, Katy, Logan — Grammar 6, and Haven — Junior Kindergarten), moved to Waco in June of 2017. Coach Ike joins our team with 12 years of teaching, coaching and administrative experience. He is currently the Head Coach for Boys High School Basketball and Baseball, the Head Coach for Junior High Football and the Assistant Coach for Varsity Football. As a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, he earned his B.A. in General Studies with a focus on Small Business/Sports Management. He enjoys spending time with his family, running, cooking and collecting sports memorabilia.
Phone: (254) 714-1008
Email: ceikenhorst@liveoakclassical.com