Head Coach Melanie Naquin

I graduated from Orangefield High School in southeast Texas in 2001. In high school, I played many sports, but developed a true passion for cross country and track. While I did not compete in college, I carry this passion to this day. During my college years, I joined a local running club, and ran my first marathon in 2002. Around this time, I also fell in love with teaching and helping students find success. I earned a BA in history from Texas A&M University in 2005, and began teaching middle school in January 2006. By 2008, I was coaching and teaching at my alma mater, Orangefield High School, when suddenly I felt called to serve a greater cause. I enlisted in the United States Navy and served a short time stateside. In 2012, I made my way to Lake Travis High School and have been here ever since. I have coached LT athletes in basketball, volleyball, cross country, and track. I served as XC Assistant and Track Coordinator from 2016-2018. During that time I helped our men’s team win district in both sports, and assisted with several state contenders including one cross country runner, a high jumper, a thrower, a hurdler, and a middle distance runner. Although I stepped away from coaching to earn my master’s degree in education administration, I could often be found in the crowd at meets, and kept up with the incredible athletes in our programs. I am thrilled to begin my 10th year at Lake Travis High School in a new and exciting role and to continue building the cuLTure of LTXCTF!

Athletes, prospective athletes, and parents with questions about the XCTF program may contact me at If you have questions about the Booster Club, please refer to the Contact page.