O. Henry Middle School




Back Row: Mike Simms, Ryan Richter, David McKey, Chris Rueter, Andrew Walch, Macie Cohen, Lisa Lindberg

Middle Row: Megan Aguilar, Amanda Jo Strassburg, Michael Shackelford, Luke Borders, Neal Mehta, Kristi Mellerski

Front Row: Kristine Kobs, Crystal Gaffney

Not Pictured: Paula Cook, Scott Gray, Jenna Justice, Patrick McNally, Jerrod Wolfe


Athletic Department - Resources

Because of COVID-19, changes are being discussed regarding which students will be required to obtain physicals for the 2020-21 school year.  All incoming 7th graders and students new to athletics will be required to obtain a physical.  A decision will be made on all other students by the end of June.  If you have an appointment scheduled with your physician before this time and would like to keep it, please use the forms below. 

2020 Physical Form English (PDF)

2020 Physical Form Spanish (PDF) 

AISD Required Online Participation Forms

All athletes must complete Forms found  in the parent portal at RankOneSport.


Athletic News 


Lacrosse has a pre-season tournament at Westlake HS on March 1st.  Game times are all day and will be coming soon from Coach Carter.



Track season will start with practices Monday March 2nd. 



8th grade Mon/ Tues 3:45pm -4:45pm, @ the track

Coaches: Shackleford and Cohen


7th grade Mon/Tues/Fri 7am, meet first @ the big gym 

Coaches: Rueter and J Justice


Running Club will continue to meet Thursdays after school at the track and Sundays at 8am at Barton Springs Pool. Currently training for the Cap 10k and distance events for track season.  All grades and abilities welcome! 


We need more students and staff to sign up for the Cap 10k to represent O. Henry! Sign up as a "School Team Member"






O. Henry MS Basketball Try Outs

Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls trying out for basketball:

The 7th grade tryouts will be Oct. 16th during the 1st period athletics class and Oct 17th at 7:30 am.

The 8th grade tryouts will be Oct 17th during the 8th period athletics class until 4:15 pm.

You must have a valid AISD physical dated after April 15, 2019. You also must be academically eligible to tryout.



Athletic Coordinator Ryan Richter ryan.richter@austinisd.org 512.414.7118
Head Football Coach 7th A Ryan Richter ryan.richter@austinisd.org 512.414.7118
Asst Football Coach, 8th Grade A Jerrod Wolfe jerrod.wolfe@austinisd.org 512.841.4531
Asst Football Coach, 8th Grade A Andrew Walch andrew.walch@austinisd.org 512.841.4530
Asst Football Coach, 8th Grade B TBD    
Asst Football Coach, 8th Grade B TBD    
Asst Football Coach, 7th Grade A David McKey david.mckey@austinisd.org 512.414.7118
Asst Football Coach, 7th Grade B Patrick McNally patrick.mcnally@austinisd.org 512.841.7984
Asst Football Coach, 7th Grade B Chris Rueter chris.rueter@austinisd.org 512.841.4498

Cross Country

Cross Country practices will be Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings, 7 am, at the track.

First trial meet (was) 8/24 at Zilker Park.
The next meet is 9/7 at St. Andrew's Episcopal School; runners be there at 10:00 am, races start at 10:30 am. Contact Coach Justice (jenna. justice@austinisd.org by e-mail or at school) if your child is interested.


8th-grade Volleyball Schedule Click Here
7th grade Volleyball Schedule Click Here
C Team Schedule Click Here
Our first game is 8/29 against Bailey.   



  • Please consider enrolling your 6th-grade student in our Fall before-school tennis program (6th graders only; 7am-8am), where the focus is on FUNdamentals!  It’s a great way for new middle school students to connect with their peers.  Interested parents/students should email Coach McNally (patrick.mcnally@austinisd.org) by Friday, August 24th