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Coaching Staff

Brice Helton (Athletic Director, Facilities Director, Head HS Football Coach and Head HS 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 third year at Live Oak after serving at The Covenant School of Dallas for 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 sixteen years including jobs with Texas Tech University and Kanakuk Kamps. He has been married to his wife Lauren for twelve years and has three beautiful daughters.
Phone: (254) 714-1007 ext. 417
Email: bhelton@liveoakclassical.com

Steve Howard (Assistant Athletic Director): Mr. Howard serves as Assistant Athletic Director, having coached and taught in Texas public schools for over 30 years here in the Central Texas area. He 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 39th year of education.
Phone: (254) 654-0996
Email: showard@liveoakclassical.com

Georgia Redding (Grammar School Athletic Director): 
Phone: (254) 714-1007
Email: gredding@liveoakclassical.com

Natalie Friesen (Head HS Volleyball Coach): Mrs. Friesen is Live Oak’s Head Volleyball Coach. She also teaches Grammar 5 & 6 Science. She is a graduate of LeTourneau University, where 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 JH Volleyball Coach): Ms. Johnston is in her seventh year at Live Oak. 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 HS Basketball Coach, Head Baseball Coach and Head JH Football Coach): This is Coach Ike’s second year at Live Oak. He and his wife Jennifer, along with their four kids moved to Waco in June of 2017. Coach Ike joins our team with 12 years of teaching, coaching and administrative experience. 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

Patrick Contreras (Head HS Girls Basketball Coach): Mr. Contreras is the Yearbook advisor and Head Coach for High School Girls Basketball. He is a graduate of Baylor University with a Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in graphic design, and currently runs a successful marketing, advertising and creative company. Mr. Contreras is originally from Waco, and has coached elementary, junior high and high school basketball with various organizations since 1998. He has taught various classes for Baylor University, McLennan Community College and Adobe Software. He and his wife Delsia have two daughters: Eliah (attends Live Oak Classical) and Elaina. Mr. Contreras looks forward to inspiring students in the classroom and through basketball.
Phone: (254) 714-1008
Email: pcontreras@liveoakclassical.com

Micah Burgess (Head HS/JH Cross Country Coach and Head JV Girls Basketball Coach): Mrs. Burgess has been a part of Live Oak for the past 6 years as a parent, Grammar School basketball coach and most recently as Head HS/JH Cross Country Coach and Head JV Girls Basketball Coach. She is also the founder and owner of a local childbirth coaching business. Her passion is to help guide others towards accomplishing their goals, whether in athletics, childbirth, discipleship or her own family. Mrs. Burgess and her husband Michael have 6 children and 2 grandchildren. 

Rendi Neese (Head Cheerleading Coach)


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