Tompkins Coaches Philosophy:

We will be dedicated coaches, teachers and family members so that we are examples to our student-athletes of what we are asking them to become. We, as coaches, will not be asking the student athletes to do anything that we ourselves are not willing to do.  We are determined to instill more than just athletic principles into our student-athletes.  By the end of their playing career at Tompkins High School we hope that they will be better athletes and a better people as a result of participating in our program. Our philosophy on coaching stresses hard work, in a fun, engaging environment, and instilling values in my players that stretch beyond the soccer pitch. By the end of a season, our goal for out players is that they can look back and say that they worked extremely hard toward their goals, bonded with their team-mates, had fun, improved as players and as people, and they know, without question, that we care immensely for them.  Our ultimate long-range goal—which works hand-in-hand with our overall coaching philosophy—is to establish a winning program year-in and year-out that produces great young adults, great soccer players, and state championships.


Varsity Coach Jarrett Shipman grew up in Mansfield, Texas, where he played club for various teams (Classic League & Southwest Premiere League) and high school soccer at Mansfield High School (5A). He attended Texas Tech University and graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2008. This will be his 10th year of teaching and coaching high school soccer, and 3rd as the Head Coach at Tompkins. He has a head coaching record of 29-13-7. The Falcons reached the state final last year and have made the playoffs each year under his tenure. Coach Shipman was named the Region 3 TASCO, VYPE, and Chronicle Coach of the Year in 2017.  He also was named Katy ISD Girls Sport Coach of the Year (2017).

Coach Shipman is happily married to his wife Taylor, and they have two awesome kids, Maddie (4) and Logan (1). 

Katy ISD Girls Coach of the Year (2017)
TASCO GP8 Senior All-Star Game Coach


JVA Coach and First Assistant Austin Bridger was born in Beaumont, Texas and raised in Kingwood, Texas. He played club soccer for Kingwood Alliance SC and high school soccer at Kingwood High. He attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas where he played soccer for the first two years. This is his 3rd year of coaching and teaching at Obra Tompkins High School and is instrumental to the success the Falcons are having. His JVA team went undefeated last year, claiming the sub varsity district title.


JVB Coach Rocio Barron has been teaching and coaching for 12 years and this will be her 5th at Tompkins High School. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She attended college at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois where she played soccer and basketball.