Head Coach – Darin Ramsey
From personal experience, Coach Ramsey greatly values the life lessons to be learned through athletics. Combining that belief with a heart to work with high school aged kids, teaching – coaching is a natural career path for him.
Coach Ramsey played high school baseball at Westwood High School under Bart Bratcher. Coach Ramsey continued playing baseball after high school at Hill Junior College and Collin County Community College. He earned his bachelor degree from Texas State University and began coaching in Central Texas area. For five years, he coached at Cedar Park High School and he finally joined us here at Anderson High School in 2015 where he teaches Spanish, too.
He and his beautiful wife, Adina, have four daughters: Taylor (21), Makenna (16), Natalie (8), and Skylar (2). Away from baseball, Coach Ramsey loves spending time with his family at parks, new restaurants, the beach or just hanging out. He has a passion for mission work having taken trips to hurricane-ravaged Galveston, tornado-ravaged Mississippi, earthquake-ravaged Costa Rica, and Nicaragua, which wasn’t ravaged by anything but a friend needed help starting a church!
Varsity Coach – Ron Davis
Beginning his teaching career at College Station Middle School, Coach Davis affirmed his enjoyment of coaching as he worked with football, basketball, and track. While assisting in an SBS classroom he discovered his passion for working with special education students. Soon he was able to complete his degree on a scholarship to Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches.
Upon completing his degree, Coach Davis was hired by AISD to work at Bedichek Middle School. In 2006 he transferred to Anderson High School pursuing coaching at the high school level. He has served football, softball and, in 2016, he joined baseball as the JV2 coach. He greatly values his relationships with his students, players and their families.
JoBeth, who also works at Anderson, and Coach Davis have a daughter, Lillie, who is the light of their lives. When not coaching, he can be found at the barn watching Lillie ride. They have two dogs and a bunny, but Lillie recently announced that their family won’t be complete until he buys her a horse! On the spectator sports front, Coach Davis is partial to Texas A&M.
JV1 Coach – Drew Nichols
When considering why he pursued coaching and teaching, Coach Nichols is quickly reminded of his father, who you might have seen around the ball field watching. Mike Nichols chose to take a job selling cars to support his family instead of finishing his degree and entering teaching and coaching himself. Throughout Coach Nichol’s youth, his father encouraged him in athletics and academics; he experienced success at both and that was here at our own Anderson! Following his father’s example, Coach Nichols can be seen encouraging the current Anderson student-athletes to pursue excellence on the field and in the classroom.
Born in Wichita, Kansas, Coach Nichols moved to Austin as a youth and attended schools you are familiar with: Hill and Davis Elementary, Murchison Middle School and Anderson High School. He was asked to attend Trinity University in San Antonio to play football, which he did. He earned his bachelor degree in History and Special Education from Texas State University. Currently he is completing a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at the University of North Texas. In addition to coaching our JV 1 baseball team, Coach Nichols leads JV basketball.
November through May, Coach Nichols can be found at Anderson six days a week coaching. When he does have free time he enjoys experiencing Austin. He likes golfing, kayaking and hiking Austin’s greenbelts with his two dogs. During the summer he tackles home improvement projects and heads to the lake; he hopes to be the proud owner of a boat before too long.
JV2 Coach – Troy Watson