New Braunfels ISD has hired new staff to occupy the Long Creek High School band director, head football coach and chief of schools positions in the district.

Matthew DeLoach has accepted the position as the district’s new chief of schools. Previously, DeLoach served as principal of Davenport High School and has 17 years of experience in public education.

DeLoach replaces Jennifer Garcia-Edwardsen who left for a superintendent role in Taylor ISD in December. DeLoach is scheduled to begin his new role on Feb. 5, according to a news release.

“I am both thrilled and honored to accept this position at NBISD,” DeLoach said. “I look forward to the journey ahead and the positive impact we can create together. My wife, Lauren, and I have lived in the district since moving to Texas, and we are excited about living, working and educating our son, Elton, all in one place.”

More information on DeLoach and his previous experience in public education can be found here.

The details

Adam Harvey has been named as the first head football coach and boys athletic coordinator at Long Creek High School. He spent the last two football seasons as the co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach of Clemens High School, located in Schertz. Five of the eight defensive backs coached by Harvey were named to the all-district team, according to a news release.

“As a proud New Braunfels resident and a firm believer in the excellence of NBISD, I am elated to be named the first Head Football Coach and Boys’ Athletic Coordinator for Long Creek High School,” Harvey said. “I am eager to enhance the new wave of achievement with the Dragons, while also embracing the rich traditions and successes of NBISD.”

Harvey also has experience coaching track and field as well as basketball, and he has coached multiple Division-I collegiate and NFL athletes throughout his career. Additionally, he has spoken at numerous clinics, is a Texas High School Coaches Association R.O.C.K mentor, and the skills and drills chair for the American Football Coaches Association, according to a news release.

More information on Harvey’s previous experience can be found here.

Diving in deeper

NBISD has announced Kyle Day will be the band director for Long Creek High School, which is anticipated to open this fall. Day is the New Braunfels High School associate director of bands and specializes in trumpet and bass instruments.

“I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to help build a new band program and to become a part of the legacy of Long Creek,” Day said. “I am thankful to all of the students,

parents, faculty, staff and administration at New Braunfels High School and my time there which has helped me grow into this position.”

Day has worked at NBHS since 2016, with responsibilities including facilitating the marching band program and chamber music program as well as teaching two nonvarsity concert ensembles. He has worked with the NBHS Brass Ensemble, which was selected as a Performing Ensemble for the 2024 Texas Music Educators Association Music Showcase. Day will transition full-time to LCHS starting in June, according to a news release.

More information about Day’s qualifications for the position can be found here.