John B. Connally High School

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John B. Connally High School
13212 North Lamar Blvd.


United States
Coordinates30°25′08″N 97°40′35″W / 30.4188°N 97.6764°W / 30.4188; -97.6764Coordinates: 30°25′08″N 97°40′35″W / 30.4188°N 97.6764°W / 30.4188; -97.6764
TypePublic high school
School districtPflugerville Independent School District
PrincipalSheila Reed
Enrollment1,884 (2016-17)[1]
Campus size351,455 sq. ft.[2]

John B. Connally High School is a public secondary school in Austin, Texas, United States. The school, which opened in 1996, serves 9-12 and is part of the Pflugerville Independent School District.



Pflugerville Connally, since first opening, has been known as a powerhouse in the 4-A district through Texas. Perhaps one of the most memorable seasons, as quoted by Austin American-Statesman, was the 04-05 season, where the Cougars for the first time made it to the State Semi-Finals Championship round in the playoffs, losing by a score of 10 to 7 to Kilgore High School putting up an impressive record of 11-4. The program never had less than 8 wins in a season before switching from head coach Matt Monzingo to head coach Howard McMahan, going 7-4 the following season. After the move to the 5-A district after the 07-08 season, the football program plummeted significantly managing a horrible 3-7 record in the 08-09 season followed by an even worse 2-8 record in the 09-10 season. The 08-09 season marked the end of the Cougars streak of making the UIL State Playoffs Tournament for 11 years. Connally moved back into the 4-A district for the 10-11 season, earning a 10-2 record in a very competitive district.


Pflugerville Connally's baseball program was established in 1997 after the opening of the high school. Typically known as a program who starts off sluggish until the start of district play. The baseball team has had sustain success since the 2002-2003 school year. That team was led by seniors Austin Boggs Texas A&M University and Andy Morrison Southwestern University. The team made it all the UIL Regional Finals before losing to Brenham High School. The following year brought success as well. The 2003-2004 team was led by seniors MLB prospect Greg Golson New York Yankees and Drew Bias Baylor University. The '03-'04 team had an early exit from the UIL playoffs to the same Brenham High School from the previous year. The 2004-2005 kept up the track record of winning by repeating what the previous teams accomplished. The team was led by seniors Mason Dixon Texas A&M International and the unknown emergence of Brandon Gamble Blinn College. The team defeated Austin Lanier High School in the 1st Round of the UIL Playoffs and was defeated in the next round by Dripping Springs High School. The 2005 - 2006 team did the same as previous years and made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs by beating Austin LBJ and falling short to the eventual Texas State Champions, New Braunfels High School. The team was led by Santos Reyes Southwestern University. Ryan Sasaki, a high school senior, was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009. The following year, senior Anthony Bryant was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals.


Though never reaching any major success, (The basketball program went to state in 2007 lost to Dallas South Oak Cliff), the Cougar Men's Basketball team have been a very talented group over the years, although the 09-10 season had been, by record, one of the worst in school history.

The Cougar Women's Basketball team has experienced mixed success. However, both the 03-04 and 04-05 teams went to the State Quarterfinals. Led by coach Angie Hermsmeyer (University of Texas-Austin alum), the Lady Cougars have never had a losing season. Coach Hermsmeyer was recently replaced by Laura Zouzalik, who has been coaching for twenty-four years.


Boys soccer at connally has never been known as a powerhouse program like its rivals Vista Ridge and Brenham, but the class of 2009 brought statewide recognition to the program. Becoming the first 4A high school, to move up in classes (5A) and a win a District Title undefeated. The team was led by Senior Marco Alcocer(Clemson) and to an unprecedented 5A district title. The team went on to the Regional Finals that year in playoffs and ended up losing to Brownsville Lopez, who later advanced to the state final. Head Coach John Edwards was in his first year of coaching boys high school soccer and also was awarded with the Coach of the Year award by the district coaches.

Other sports[edit]

Head coach: Ryan Burns
Assistant coach: Matt Grayless
Assistant coach: Alex Pena
Assistant coach: Hiram Drum

Boys Basketball
Head coach: Marshall Sanders
Assistant coach: Shane Chambless
Assistant coach: Eddie Lolis

Girls Basketball
Head coach: Laura Zouzalik
Assistant coach: D'Ann Vander Laan
Assistant coach: Crizelda Marroquin
Assistant coach: Tammy Davis

Cross Country
Head coach: Shane Chambless
Assistant coach: Katie Howerton-Landry

Head coach: Howard McMahan

Head coach: Richard Horne

Head coach: Andrew Rohrs

Boys Soccer
Head coach: Ryan Ford
Assistant coach: Kevin McKinley

Girls Soccer
Head coach: Jessie McCartney
Assistant coach: Jennifer Brewer

Head coach: Laura Mehl
Assistant coach: Molly Baca

Head coach: Russell Denny

Head coach: Jane Lo
Assistant coach: Roger Deroeck

Track and Field
Boys Head coach: Kevin Ellison
Assistant Boys coach: Doug Patek
Assistant Boys coach: Tobin Schneider
Assistant Boys coach: Andrew Rohrs
Girls Head coach: Dana Burnett
Assistant Girls coach: Katie Howerton-Landry
Assistant Girls coach: Ruxton Williamson
Assistant Girls coach: Tammy Davis

Head coach: Christi Dreier
Assistant coach: D'Ann Vander Laan
Assistant coach:Shawna Lawless
Assistant coach:Ruxton Williamson

Head coach: Bill Robertson
Assistant coach: Michael O'Dea


  1. ^ "JOHN B CONNALLY H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Learning by Design 2001: Index to Projects" (PDF). John B. Connally High School. National School Boards Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2009-08-15.

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