Damien Bates

Rockport-Fulton High School

Head Boys Basketball Coach/Acceleration Lab
RFHS Dept Phone: (361)790-2220

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About Me

Thank you for visiting my page.  I am entering my 20th year of teaching and this will be my fourth year at Rockport-Fulton HS.  I will be running the Acceleration Lab and will be the head boys basketball coach along with assisting Junior High football.


I graduated high school from Evant, Texas and then attended Tarleton State University where I received a bachelors degree in Kinesiology with a minor in History. 


I am happily married to Joanna Bates who will be a 3rd grade ELAR/SS teacher at Fulton Learning Center.  We have two sons, Chance will be a Sophomore attending RFHS and Bryce will be in 8th grade at RFMS.


We are excited to be a part of Pirate Nation and being a part of the Rockport-Fulton community.


Room:  Shipyard

Email: dbates@acisd.org

Phone: (361)790-2220 Ext. 2256


My Interests

When I am not spending time with my family or attending athletic events, I love to relax by cooking or reading.  

Books and Links





In our Acceleration Lab classes we will be utilizing Google Classroom for assignments. I have pasted the link below.  Please use your ACISD email account to sign in.  Also below you will find the access codes to each individual class period.  If you have any questions about Google Classroom, please feel free to email me at dbates@acisd.org.


Google Classroom

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Office Hours:

My office hours for virtual students will be Monday-Thursday 7:30-8:15 am. Please use the following link for Google Meet or you can access the link through Google Classroom as well.