After following former Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong to Austin from Louisville and serving as an offensive quality control assistant for close to three years, Will Stein is now the new offensive coordinator for Lake Travis, the football program announced on Tuesday.
A Louisville native who started two games for the Cardinals in 2011, Stein became a graduate assistant under Strong and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson after his football career ended in 2012. When Strong hired Watson as the assistant head coach for offense/quarterbacks coach at Texas, Stein became a Longhorn and remained in his quality control position after Tom Herman took over the program.
Lake Travis has been in the market for a new offensive coordinator since Michael Wall left to become the head coach at Willis in February, and didn’t have to look far to find Stein.
A powerhouse local football program with six state championships since 2007, Lake Travis has produced a number of high-level players in recent years, including Longhorns like quarterback Garrett Gilbert and offensive linemen Paden Kelley and Taylor Doyle.
Eight straight quarterbacks have gone on to sign with FBS schools, but the highest-rated player by the lake right now is key Texas wide receiver target Garrett Wilson, who will now play his final season of high school football in Stein’s offense.