Coach/Athletic Coordinator - Jason Davis
Boys Varsity Head Basketball
Coach Craig Maura is a 34-year veteran of the Houston Independent School District and a proud 1980 graduate of James Madison High School. Coach Maura has been a teacher/coach at Madison High School for 28 years. He has been the Boys Varsity Head Basketball Coach for 21 years. Coach Maura comes from a Family of Educators and Coaches.
He is a 1985 graduation of Prairie View A&M University, where he earned a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Education. Maura holds teaching certifications in Industrial Education, Spanish and Physical Education. He has taught all 34 years in the Houston Independent School District.
Coach Maura’s career started at Holland Middle School and later was appointed Assistant Coach at Furr High School. Maura became the 9th grade Coach at Madison High School in 1992. He later advanced to become the Assistant Coach of the Varsity Boys Basketball Team and in 1998, Coach Maura was named Madison’s Varsity Boys Head Basketball Coach.
Coach Maura has led his team to 5 Regional Tournament appearances. He has won 5 District Championships. Some of the notable players he has coached are: Vince Young, Ryan McCoy, Calvin Watson, McDonald’s All-American Tommy Mason-Griffin, Clarence Shelvin, Dedrick Basile, All-State Performer Jerimiah Gambrell, Jr. Coach Maura has also coached in the Houston Area Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game in 2016. Maura was named “The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Organization” Coach of the Year in 2008. In 2019, Coach Maura was recognized and named one of Madison High School Alumni Associations Legacy Builders.
Girls Head Basketball and Volleyball Coach
My name is Tiffany Lockhart and I’m a Madison High top 10% graduate Alumni. I’m going into my 11th year as one of the girls Physical Education Instructors and head volleyball coach. My passion is teaching, and I believe all students can learn no matter gender, culture, background or learning disability. I played collegiate volleyball at Prairie View A&M University and Texas Southern University (graduated in 2006). As the head volleyball coach, I have had multiple playoff appearances, tie for district champs, college recruits, players to reach all district teams, offensive players and MVP of the district (2 years in a row). For the 2019-2020 season my freshman volleyball program made history with an undefeated season as the district champions. 2019-2020 I also transitioned to the Head Girls Basketball Coach. I look forward to building, motivating, guiding and training across the board for both sports because my goal is to produce positive, self-motivated, confident and driven student athletes.
Paula Ceaser is a woman of God, and loves her children and grandkids with all her heart. She is entering her 15th year as one of the Physical Education and Health Instructors. Twelve of those years has been at Madison High School as a Physical Education Instructor, coaching volleyball, basketball, and track. She is the Department Chair for Health and Physical Education. In 2017, she was given the title of Interim Athletic Coordinator and later became Co-Athletic Coordinator. She has a passion for teaching and believes that all students can be successful regardless of their abilities. Her love for sports began early in life. Throughout her younger years, she played basketball until a knee injury. She also played soccer and played three different instruments in the band, so that she could continue to be a part of the athletic and fine arts programs. She is originally from Beaumont, Texas. She attended Lamar University where she obtained her bachelor and masters’ degrees in the field of education. She has received several honors. In 2011-2012, she was selected “Woman of the Year” for the HISD Houston Coaches Association. In 2014, she was Teacher of the Year for Secondary Physical Education for Texas Association of Heath, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD). She was recently named the 2020 Health Teacher of the Year for TAHPERD. In 2013, she was nominated, HAABSE Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. In 2019-2020, her JV team went undefeated in district for basketball. In volleyball she has had the opportunity to touch many lives and saw players grow and move on to the next level of their perspective sport. She is self-motivated and seeks to ensure that all student-athletes have the best opportunities to be successful on and off the court.