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Timberwolves Coaching Staff

Lori McLaughlin

Varsity Head Coach

Coach McLaughlin came to Cedar Park fresh off the road to state where she ended her 2018 season as the 6A State Runner-Up. When her career in Houston was complete, she was a four-time Regional Quarter-finalist, three-time District Champion, a Regional Semi-Finalist and a State Finalist at Ridge Point High School.  In her time at Ridge Point, Lori was District Coach of the Year three times. In her final season in Houston, Coach McLaughlin was named AVCA Regional Coach of the Year and GHVCA Coach of the Year.  She has also been an All-Star coach for TGCA & GHVCA four years combined.

Prior to Ridge Point, she spent five years at Dawson High School where she went to the Regional Tournament twice, was a Regional Semi-Finalist and also had a District Championship. Prior to Dawson, she spent nine years in Katy ISD: her first three years at Katy Junior High before moving to Mayde Creek for six years where she started her head coaching career.  

This will be Coach McLaughlin's twenty-second year as a Head Coach, and she has led her teams to playoffs for the last fifteen consecutive years in a row.  She and her husband, Mike, have two sons, Chase and Cole.  Chase is a junior at Oklahoma State University, and Cole is a senior at CPHS.

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Emily Clark

Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Emily Clark grew up in the Austin area and graduated from Jack Hays high school.  She was a multi-sport athlete where she played middle blocker on the volleyball team and played post on the basketball team.  Emily started playing club sports when she was 10 years old and while in high school played middle blocker for Austin Performance Volleyball Club and played post for the Austin Wildcats Basketball Club.

Coach Clark has a love of volleyball and started her coaching career while she attended Texas State.  She started coaching in 2013 with Austin Juniors Volleyball Club and in the ten years with the club has been a head coach for AJV 12 Red and assistant coach for AJV 12 Navy, 15 Cedar Park, and 16 Navy.  This year she will be an assistant coach for 17 Molten.

Prior to Coach Clark coming to Cedar Park high school, she has been a special education teacher and coach at Bastrop high school and Hutto high school where she coached volleyball, basketball and softball at each high school. Coach Clark is in her 3rd year of coaching and teaching at CPHS where she is the Varsity Volleyball assistant coach and JV Girls Soccer coach.  She teaches 10th grade Math, 10th grade English and 11th grade English.  


Coach Clark is passionate about the success of her students and athletes and is thrilled to be at Cedar Park high school. She embodies the mission of the school, which is to Encourage, support, and create possible connections to bring out the best in all.

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Emma Howard

Junior Varsity Coach

Coach Howard, born and raised in Texas, graduated from Cedar Ridge High School and has been a multiple sport athlete since she was 4 years old. "I tore my ACL in high school, and went through a whole new experience and new perspective on what it means to be an athlete, mentally, physically, and emotionally. It may not have been what I wanted at the time, but God led me to where I am today."


Coach Howard graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Secondary Teaching and Mathematics. Emma began her college journey in kinesiology, striving for a path of physical therapy. By her junior year, she told her dad she wanted to be in athletics and teach. In a phone call home, he said, "No matter what you do, love God and love people". She has never looked back.


This is Emma's second year teaching and coaching, and first year at Cedar Park. "Teaching math and coaching is my passion, and I am beyond blessed to have my dream job right out of college." Athletics is so much more than a game, but a place to learn life long lessons, build character, learn to persevere, to trust, to create a mindset of mental toughness, and to grow together as a family. Coach White cannot wait to see where this new sport and journey takes the Timberwolves.

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Kevin Fleming

Freshman Coach

Originally from Centerville, VA, Kevin graduated from Radford University where he played four years as center back in the D1 Highlander soccer program. He majored in Business Management with minors in Sports Management and Entrepreneurship.

Coach Fleming started his teaching career last year at Cedar Park Middle School as a P.E. teacher and athletic coach. He has coached multiple sports for the past ten years but has been coaching soccer for over fifteen years with various club teams and also as a private trainer. Notably to the area, the past five years as head select coach with Liberty Hill United Soccer Club.

Coach Fleming states that what we stand for, what we declare important in our lives, is what defines us as individuals. We need to uphold “the standard” that supports our traditional culture of compassionate, loyal, fearless, life learning, competitiveness, accountability, pursuers of excellence athletes. My goal as a coach is to give each player the chance to grow and become a stronger individual not only in volleyball, but in life too!

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