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Basketball campers welcome new head coach

By Sandy Jennings BCC Staff Writer

Bandera Bulldog Basketball campers were welcomed this past week by newly hired Head Basketball Coach Dustin Baumann. Originally from Fredericksburg, Baumann served as the Head Basketball and Assistant Football coach at Medina Valley and most recently as the Head Basketball and Assistant Head Football Coach and Offensive Coordinator at Sabinal High School.
“I went to Sabinal because I’ve always wanted to be an Offensive Coordinator, but throughout my coaching career, I’ve always had my eyes on Bandera,” Baumann said. “I’ve had the pleasure of playing against the Bulldogs and watching them I know that Bandera has a great school and a great community.”
Baumann’s basketball camp was divided by grade levels into two sessions.
“We had one session with second-sixth grades and the next session was seventh-nineth grades with 40 kids total,” Baumann said. “It was a great week of helping these kids learn some basic skill concepts and general knowledge of the game.”
Baumann is also excited to serve as an assistant Football coach for the Bulldogs.
“I’m pumped to be here,” Baumann said. “I got to spend a little time with the kids at Basketball camp and they’re great. They listened to instructions and executed well--great attitude and hustle.”
Baumann, whose position was previously held by Bob Shearhart, will be joined by an entire new Basketball staff. Former JV coach and Interim Head Coach Tyler Wanek will still hold a teaching position at Bandera ISD, but will no longer be coaching.
“I feel very fortunate that the new Freshman and JV coaches are seasoned basketball players/coaches and have a lot to offer the program,” Baumann said.
The Basketball camp was one of many sports camps offered to Bandera student athletes this summer. This week, Bandera hosted boys and girls Soccer camp. Upcoming camps include, LadyBulldog Volleyball Camp on July 24 through July 26 and Bulldog Football Camp on July 31 through August 2. For more information about Bandera sports camps visit under “Athletics” and “Summer Athletic Camps,” or call BISD Athletic Director Jeff Hamilton at 830-460-3898 ext. 3002.