New volleyball coach at Dawson ready to roll


PEARLAND — The Dawson Lady Eagles volleyball program has experienced great winning tradition. Dawson enters the 2018 season as the two-time defending District 23-6A champion.

Former head coach Jason Karim, who resigned after the 2017 season to move on as a Dawson assistant principal, has turned over the torch to Lauren Lath to continue the tradition.

"My primary goal is to continue the successful winning tradition of Dawson volleyball," Leth said. "The great thing about taking over the Dawson program is that so much of Jason's philosophies in volleyball align with mine. I am not trying to reinvent the wheel. I am able to focus on the small things. I want to add my flair.

"I like a fast offense and taking risks. We will see how that threads into this team. I think it will be fun!"

Dawson lost several outstanding senior players to graduation, however coach Leth still has a strong nucleus of returning players plus there is a talented group of girls moving up to the varsity level ready to continue Dawson's legacy.

"We have a fun and talented group of girls to work with," Leth said. "I am just ready for August 1 to see what they can do when the heat is on.

"We place a lot of emphasis on the offensive and defensive systems that we will be running. Figuring out the pieces to the puzzle and how to best make them work together is what our staff is focusing on."

Lath is a native of San Antonio. She received a B.S. in Biology from Abilene Christian University and a Master of Education from Lamar University.

Lath has been coaching for 10 years with stints at Barbers Hill (head coach), Pearland (assistant), Summer Creek (head coach), and Taft (assistant) High Schools.

The new Dawson head coach is married to husband, Aaron, and they have two children, Owen, age 4, and McKenna, age 2.

Lath is a Dyslexia Specialist and enjoys running and travel.