FWISD Athletics

Highlights and What's Ahead!!

(8.13.21) What's Happening around FWISD Athletics?

Teachers and coaches are working tirelessly to prepare. What an exciting time!!!! Next week, we welcome our students into the building(with masks of course). And, we invite each and every student to talk to a coach and get involved!!! Volleyball, Football, Cross Country and Tennis programs are full-steam ahead. Please check your school's website and the district athletic webpage Athletics / Home Page (fwisd.org) to find your favorite team in action!!!! Also, please follow us on Twitter for current updates @FWISDAthletics.


South Hills HS

Teamwork makes the Dreamwork!

These young men are the face of our campus and today they took the time to help our teachers prep for next week! That Scorpion Magic is in the air!

FWISD Volleyball


Our Lady Owls finished 2nd place in the pool yesterday at the Keene Tournament
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Eastern Hills vs. Castleberry

Meet our FWISD Head Volleyball Coaches

North Side HS: Arturo Rivas

Product of FWISD, I grew up in the Riverside pyramid. Playing Tennis and Soccer at Carter-Riverside High School. I found my passion for coaching after having some of the best coaches in Fort Worth. Started my coaching career in 2002, right out of high school as a volunteer.

For many years, I coached softball and volleyball at the recreation level for the City of Fort Worth. Expanding my coaching experience in volleyball, I started working for club teams and summer camps. While playing two years on the Men's Club Team at UNT.

After changing career paths from working nine years in Adult Public Health in Tarrant County. I officially joining FWISD in 2013 as the 8th Grade A-Team Coach at Meacham Middle School. By 2014 I started coaching Men's Soccer at Diamond-Hill Jarvis High School in FWISD. Helping to establish a successful JV team.

In 2017 , I was named the Head Volleyball Coach at North Side High School. Over the past four years, with the help of my assistant coaches. We have developed into one of the top four teams within our district. Making it to the playoffs for the last three years, we have made history for our program at North Side. This past year I was honored, when named back-to-back UIL Volleyball Coach of the Year for my district.

I coach to teach lifelong lessons in leadership, dealing with adversity, and success. -Rivas

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Arlington Heights HS: Shannon Lisenbe

Coach Lisenbe started her coaching career in 1993 in Killeen Texas, and joined the AHHS Lady Jacket coaching staff in 2017. In 2018 Lisenbe took over as Head Coach for the Lady Jacket Volleyball team and was named Coach of the year for the District and has led the Lady Jackets to the 2nd round of the playoffs 2 of the 3 years as head coach. Prior to joining the Heights coaching staff, Lisenbe has held positions as an Administrator in Cleburne ISD, Athletic Director in Fort Stockton and Joshua, Head Basketball coach at Brenham, Texas in which she led them to the State Tournament and Head coaching positions in Softball, and Track. She played Basketball and Softball in college and was on the Rodeo team at Tarleton State University. She earned a Bachelors of Science, a Masters of Education/Administration, and her Superintendent Certification from Tarleton State University.

Number of years at Arlington Heights: 5 years (2017-present)

Number of years coaching: 28 years

College: Tarleton State University and Kansas Wesleyan.

Family: Parent Vance and Jacqueline Chesnut and Daughter (Hanna Lisenbe) Senior at TAMU.

Hobbies: Spending time with God and my family, working with our Siberian Huskies, and Riding my Horses.

Biggest influence in my life: My Grandfather (Jack O’Keeffe WW II Vet).

Favorite Quote: “For With God Nothing Will Be Impossible.” Luke 1:37

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YWLA: Jamie Calahan

Jamie Calahan is a native Texan born and raised in Cleburne. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology and minor in Health Promotion from Texas State University. He has coached in Godley and Cleburne prior to his placement at the YWLA. He is on his third year as head volleyball coach and 6th year as varsity basketball assistant.

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FWISD Cross Country

South Hills HS

Angel Ortiz and Josh Velasquez earn medals at their first meet of the year!!! Great job, gentlemen.

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FWISD Coaches Convocation

FWISD Superintendent: Dr. Kent Scribner

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CEO Varsity Brands: Adam Blumenfeld

"Powerful people have a lot of influence...Influential people have all the power......Coaches are influential people!!"
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FWISD Athletic Coordinators' Meeting

Chief of Secondary Schools: Dr. Cherie Washington

Dr. Washington addresses the Campus Coordinators at this month's meeting. The Coordinators have a very important charge to lead the athletic programs at their respective campuses.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Fort Worth Independent School District Athletic Department is to develop and maintain a quality athletic program as an integral part of the educational process that strives for excellence while promoting competency, good citizenship, equitable opportunities, positive recognition and sportsmanship in a competitive environment.