While highly competitive and successful, there is no higher priority to the Banff's coaching staff of seasoned, veteran coaches than the development of authentic community spirit and proper sportsmanship behavior in our athletes. The character for which Banff athletics strives is about commitment to a cause greater than oneself, personal sacrifice, playing through pain, and a mentality tough enough to take on every challenge.
The Banff School boasts a core of coaches that have decades of experience leading young athletes, fostering an extremely resilient and consistent environment for athletic success, mentorship, and the development of lifelong relationships. Our coaching staff leads teams of students to instill confidence, strength, and true characteristics needed in a great teammate.
Mary Ann King
Mary Ann King is a native Houstonian, where she has spent the last 30 years pursuing her passion of providing experiential instructions in creative dance expression to children and teens, both in area private schools as well as within our inner-city communities. She has been seen dancing in the streets and creating art out of everything throughout Houston, and she now brings her special level of excitement and enthusiasm to The Banff School, effecting change within our community through music and movement, energy…and most of all fun!
Annie Rothbauer is a 2015 graduate of The Banff School and was a star player on the Banff volleyball team! As a middle school student, Ms. Rothbauer was given the incredible honor of receiving Varsity 1st District as a player on the high school team. During her senior year at Banff, she served as a volunteer assistant coach to the middle school volleyball team. Her love of the sport and her love of the school shows in her interactions with her students!
Ms. Rothbauer has coached volleyball at Banff for 2 years, and last year took the team to state play-offs. She loves team sports because she sees the unity that develops among players as they work together to deal with challenges. She affirms for her players the life lesson that can be learned from competitive sports: you can’t walk away from obstacles in sports, but you can work together as a team to overcome them.
The Banff School spirit manifests itself in several ways, but none more so than in our support of the Banff Bears!