BOYS HEAD COACH TATE SYMONS
Coach Tate Symons is a KHS Mustang track alumni, graduating in 1990. Coach Symons graduated from Wayland Baptist University, where he also hurdled. He began coaching Cross Country at KHS in 1999 and became Head Coach in 2000. Prior to leading the Mustangs, he coached at 1A Wilson, TX and spent two years at Creekwood Middle School. During his time as head coach, he has led the boys' team to the National Championship in 2001, the 5A State championship in 2001 and 2002, five Regional Championships and twelve District titles.
Coach Symons and his wife, Tricia, have three children: daughters Taylor and Callie, and son Wyatt.
GIRLS HEAD COACH JEREMY DYE
Coach Jeremy Dye is beginning his 21st year of coaching and teaching. He started running cross country at Brazoswood High School and went on to run for Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas State University where he was the 1998 Southland Conference Steeplechase Champion and named All-Conference in cross country and track 9 times. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Texas State and was hired full time. He coached at Texas State for three years, moved to Sharpstown Middle School and was the head boys track coach for two years. He then became head boys track and cross country coach at Kempner High School in Sugar Land for four years. Kempner’s girls and boys cross country teams won 6 district titles during Coach Dye’s tenure. He spent the next five years as the first assistant coach at Seven Lakes High School. At Seven Lakes the track team won back to back district titles and the cross country team won 2 district titles, 2 regional titles and were state runners-up. In 2013 Coach Dye opened Tompkins High School as the head boys track and cross country coach. The Tompkins boys were the 2016 district cross country champions, regional 3rd place team and finished 11th at the state meet in the school's first appearance. In 2010 Coach Dye was named the Gulf Coast Scholastic Track Coaches Association’s Assistant Coach of the Year. He is USATF Level II Certified in Endurance Events, Sprints, Hurdles, Relays and Jumping events.
Coach Dye has been married to his wife, Leslie, for 17 years and they have two children, Clara and Charlie.
BOYS ASSISTANT COACH LARRY GNATZIG
Coach Larry Gnatzig is the boys' team assistant coach. He was born in Fort Atkinson, WI, attending Whitewater High School where he excelled in cross country, basketball, and track. He attended the University of Houston on an athletic scholarship, competing in hurdles and sprints. Coach Gnatzig joined the Mustangs in 2006. Previously, Coach Gnatzig was the head cross country and track & field coach at Aldine MacArthur High School for 28 years. He led the MacArthur cross country teams to two State Championships (1991, 1992), three state runner-up finishes, two Regional Championships, and 22 District titles. The annual Aldine cross country invitational is named in honor of Coach Gnatzig.
Coach Gnatzig and his wife, Debora, have two daughters: Vanessa and Caroline.
GIRLS ASSISTANT COACH JESSICA DORRIS
Coach Dorris is in her 3rd year as the assistant cross country and track coach. She works with the sprints and relays during track season. She was the Head Girls Coach at Conroe Oak Ridge before transitioning to Kingwood. With Coach Dorris at KHS, the cross country team has won back to back district titles.
Coach Dorris ran for the Texas Tech Running Red Raiders out of Klein Oak High School.
Coach Jessica Dorris