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TMEA Penalties for Rules and Policies Infractions

New Region Alignment

Pres. Concert: U.S. Army Band

Coachman graduated from McMurry College in Abilene with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Music Education endorsement after spending time at Texas Tech University as an applied music major. At the time of his election as president elect he had been teaching 15 years. Coachman's entire professional education career had been with the Killeen Independent School District. He was most recently Director of Bands for C. E. Ellison High School. Prior to this he had been Associate Director of Bands and Jazz Ensemble Director for Ellison, and Band Director for Nolan Junior High School. Prior to his election as President, Coachman served TMEA in the following capacities: 3 years as Region VIII Jazz Chairman, 1981-1984; 7 years as Region VIII Band Chairman, 1984 - 1990; 4 years as a member of the TMEA- UIL Advisory Committee, 1986 - 1990; All State Symphonic Band Organizer, 1985; Organizer/Host for AAAAA Area D Honor Band Session, 1985; Chairman AAA State Honor Band Session, 1985; Symposium Delegate, 1985; Organizer/Host for AAAA Area Honor Band Session, 1986; 4 years of providing Area D All State Tryouts with computer tabulation & results, 1986-1989; All State Audition Panel Chairman and office assistant, 1986; 3 years as All State Band Tryout Chairman; 1987-1989; Area Realignment and All-State Band Configuration Committee, 1989; TMEA Band Vice-President/State Band Chairman 1990-1992. Coachman's activities outside of music education activities included tournament fishing, bowling, camping, antique shopping and collecting orchestral movie soundtracks. He relishes time spent with his wife and two daughters. Kaye, his wife, is the Dance instructor at Ellison High School and also serves as dance team director for the Ellison Emeralds and Director of Dance for Ellison. His daughters are Heather and Mary Frances. The girls were 14 and 7 when he was elected as President. Both girls grew up as band and dance team members.
Coachman stated in his election biography, "I have always been devoted to the values of fine arts in public education and will continue to promote music as an integral part of our students' academic and social growth."

At present, Coachman has served as TMEA Deputy Director for 7 years.