Whitehouse Independent School District

Meet the Athletic Staff

Coach Cook is the Athletic Director.  This is Coach Cook's 13th  year at Whitehouse. This will be his 18th year serving in education. Coach Cook graduated from Redwater High School before earning his Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University and Masters of Education from UT Tyler. He began coaching at Daingerfield Junior High School and also coached in Sulphur Springs, Redwater, and Chapel Hill. Coach Cook and his beautiful bride, Julie, have two children: Sam, 13 and Caleb, 9. Julie is an English teacher at WHS.

Mary has worked in the athletic department since August 2003. She has been with the school district for 22 years. Mary and her husband, Stan have two sons, Clay and his wife, Kristi; and Britt and his wife, Jamie. Mary is the proud grandmother of Korbin, Case and soon twins in November.  Mary enjoys working with the coaches, athletes, and fans.

Coach Ballard graduated from Quitman High School, attended Stephen F. Austin State University and played on the Lumberjack Golf Team. He played professional golf on both the Asian Pro Golf Tour and Tournament Players Association Tour and was an Assistant Golf Professional at Tawakoni Golf Club, Oak Forest CC, Willow Brook CC, Hide-Away-Lake, and was Head Professional at Garden Valley Resort. He joined WISD in 1993 as a Social Studies teacher and became the WHS golf coach in 1999. During his tenure, the boys teams have won three District Championships and have been the District runner-up seven times. The girls teams were the 2013-2017 District Champs and have been runner-up once. Coach Ballard has always prided himself on preparing his students to be successful. He is married to Dana, his wife of 33 years. They have two daughters, Cassie and Megan, both WHS graduates.   He is also the proud grandfather on Ethan Michael Lawson and Connor Del Lawson.

Coach Beaton is entering his eighth year of coaching and his sixth year at Whitehouse. After graduating from Whitehouse High School in 2007, Coach Beaton earned his Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in Mathematics from East Texas Baptist University.  There he met Haley, his beautiful wife of seven years. Before coming back to Whitehouse, Coach Beaton coached for two years at Copperas Cove as a defensive assistant and freshman baseball coach. Coach Beaton and Haley, a real estate agent with The Standard, have two boys, Brayden (4) and Brooks (2).  Along with coaching football, Coach Beaton is the head powerlifting coach. He is thankful for the opportunity to mentor and have an influence on these young athletes.

Coach Cano has 16 years of coaching experience in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas, starting his second year at Whitehouse.  He has two children, Robby and Natalie.  Also, he has twin grandsons, Beau and Bennett who belongs to Natalie and her husband Brian.  They live in Little Rock.

Coach Chambless is entering his twelfth year of coaching and first at Whitehouse.  He has coached at Troup, Chapel Hill, Pflugerville Connally and most recently Bullard.  Coach is a graduate of WHS (2001) AND UT Tyler (2005-BS of Mathematics).  He and his wife Alysha have four children, Tyler 9, Avery 6, Neely 4 and Audrey 2 in October.

Coach Clemons is beginning his 21st year coaching and his 15th year at Whitehouse High School. He graduated from the University of North Texas earning his Bachelor of Business Administration. He began coaching at Maud High School where he stayed for two years. He then moved to Pleasant Grove High School in Texarkana where he started the soccer program. In addition to coaching football and softball, Coach Clemons teaches U.S. History at WHS. Coach Clemons is married to Mindy, an occupational therapist. They have three boys: Jake, Cooper (junior) and Max (freshmen).

Coach Culpepper is starting his sixth year at Whitehouse.  After graduating from Whitehouse High School, he received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas State University. Josh and his wife, Sarah, have been married for seven years and they have a four-year-old daughter, Avery and a one-year-old son, Austin.

Jane DeLorme is one of the two full-time Athletic Trainers employed by WISD. She has been at Whitehouse since 2004. Jane received her master’s degree in education from the University of Texas at Tyler with an emphasis on health and kinesiology. Along with her athletic training duties, she also teaches Sports Medicine at WHS. She is originally from Evergreen, Colorado. She and her husband, Adam, have twin two year old boys, Blaine and Owen.


Coach Dolan is beginning his 24th year of coaching. After 3 years at Whitewright, and another 3 years at Hitchcock, he came to Whitehouse. In 2000, he began coaching the receivers with a few stints on defense. Coach Dolan graduated from Joaquin High school before entering Lon Morris Jr. College for 2 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin State University. He also holds a Master in Educational Leadership from UT Tyler with a principal certification. In addition to his football duties, he teaches Biology at Whitehouse High School. Coach Dolan is married to Lindy, a Cardiovascular Physician’s Assistant. They have 3 children: Seth, 18; Kinsey, 16; and Rhett, 13.

Coach Dornak is beginning his 15th year of coaching and 26th year of teaching at WISD.  He graduated from Crosby High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from Texas A & M.  He was a member of the track and field team and 12th Man Kick Off Team for Texas A & M.  He is married to Mollie, an account manager for Tree Town USA.  They have four children:  Haley, Gabbi, Carlie, and Ryan Thomas.

Coach Eeds is enjoying his 14th year coaching the award-winning WHS Wildcat Swimming Team and his 20th year of teaching. He currently teaches both Pre-AP Biology and AP Biology. Later this school year, he will celebrate 24 years of marriage to Melissa. Coach Eeds has three children, Emily, Courtney and Alan. Coach Eeds is looking forward to another great swim season.

Coach Freeman is beginning his 11th year of coaching and returning to Whitehouse to complete his seventh year at WISD.  He graduated from Daingerfield High School in 2003 where he played football and baseball.  He played football at Southern Arkansas before transferring to UT Tyler where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in History.  In addition to football, his is an assistant baseball coach and teaches Special Education.  Coach Freeman has been married to his wife, Talesh, for ten years and has an eight-year-old son, Keiran, and a three-year-old daughter, Adelyn.


Coach Garlitz is entering his 34th year of coaching, and his 19th at Whitehouse High. In addition to his coaching duties, he also teaches Health. He graduated from Eldorado High School in 1980, Ranger Jr. College in 1982, and Angelo State University in 1984 with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education. He has also coached for 3 years at San Angelo, 3 years at Andrews, 4 years at Big Spring, and 5 years at Lubbock-Cooper. He has 3 children who have graduated from Whitehouse High. Allison and her husband Jacob, are graduates of Texas Tech and live in Midland with their daughter, Madeline,  Matt and his wife, Danyelle are graduates of Texas Tech and lives in Lubbock, and Rachel is a graduate from Texas A & M and lives in Austin.

Coach Gautney is beginning his third year as coach at Whitehouse.  He will coach football and track.  He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the spring of 2014 with a Bachelor's of Science with a concentration in Fitness and Sports Industry.  He played four years of D1 football for the ULM Warhawks.  He will teach Physical Education at the high school.

Coach Gold is beginning his 9th year of coaching. He joined the Whitehouse staff in 2016 after coaching at his alma mater, Irving High School. Coach Gold has also coached at Ennis and Wylie East High School. He graduated as a student-athlete from Texas A&M University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Coach Gold is grateful for the opportunity to lead the 2018 Football Team and blessed to be part of an extremely involved community.

Coach Hale graduated from Arp High School in 2002.  She went on to play soccer at McNeese State and graduated with a Bachelor of English and a minor in Kinesiology.  She is entering her 12th year to teach and is very excited to be at Whitehouse this year.  She is married to Jared Hale and together they have four kids:  Zach, Charles, Rylee Grace, and Max.  Her goal is to make a difference wherever she goes.

Stacey Hendrix is in her 20th year of teaching and coaching. She is starting her 18th year at WISD. In addition to her coaching responsibilities, she also teaches Pre-AP World Geography. She is a graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University where she played on the inaugural girls basketball team and served as president of the Remnant Players, a drama ministry to churches and schools. She graduated from Hawkins High School and married her high school sweetheart, Kevin. They have been married for 19 years and have three beautiful children: Kyle, Brayden, and Kinsley, whom she proudly calls her “trophies”. Kevin and Stacey are currently associate pastors at Freedom Fellowship in Tyler.

Coach Holder is entering his second year of coaching at Whitehouse Jr. High.  He will be coaching football, basketball, and track as well as teaching U.S. History.  He grew up and graduated from Lindale High School.  After graduating, he attended Texas A & M University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with emphasis in ELA and Social Studies for grades 4th-8th.

Coach Jenkins graduated from high school in Daingerfield and earned his college degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. This will be his 17th year as a coach and his nineth year as head baseball coach in Whitehouse. He also coached for six years in White Oak (three years as head baseball coach), and two years in Terrell (one year as head baseball coach). He is married to Whitney, a kindergarten teacher at Brown Elementary. They have been married for 15 years and have two children: Logan, 13, and Jaxon, 10.


Coach Jimmerson is entering his eighth year of coaching and teaching at Whitehouse. He graduated from UT Tyler with a B.B.A in Finance and a post bachelor’s teacher certification. He and his wife of 15 years, Victoria, a hair stylist at J Venture, have two children, Kira (14) and Tanner (16). He coaches Jr. High football, basketball, track and teaches 7th grade math.

Coach Kelley graduated from Garrison High School and attended Stephen F. Austin State University. This will be his sixth year as the Boys Basketball head coach and assistant golf coach. Prior to WHS, he coached for seven years at Jacksonville High School. Coach Kelley and his wife, Abbie, have been married for 11 years. She teaches kindergarten at Brown Elementary. They have three children: Aniston-9, Boston-6 and Blaire-4.

Coach Kennedy is in his first year of coaching.  He graduated from Whitehouse High School in 2014.  He attended the University of Texas at Tyler which is where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Education.  This will be his first year in education and be teaching physical education and coaching football, basketball, and track.  He is looking forward to a great year!

 Coach Knight is going on his 14th year of coaching and entering his first year at Whitehouse.  Coach Knight is joining us from Midway High School, where he coached receivers after coaching at McNeil, Belton, Georgetown, Duncanville, and Irving.  Coach Knight graduated from Texas A & M University with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and received his Masters in Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky University.  In addition to coaching, Coach Knight will be teaching history at the high school.  Coach Knight and his wife Wendy have three beautiful girls, Cayley (9), Chloe (7), and Cambrie (5).  The Knight family is excited to begin their journey with the Whitehouse community!

Coach Wendy Knight is beginning her 15th year as a head coach, and her first year in Whitehouse.  Coach Knight comes to us from Belton where she was the head coach for 6 years following her time at Richland, Rockwall-Heath and Richardson.  Coach Knight graduated from Texas A & M University with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and received her Masters in Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky University.  In addition to coaching, Coach Knight will be teaching Algebra 2 at the high school.  Wendy and her husband Greg have three amazing little girls:  Cayley (9), Chloe (7), and Cambrie (5).  The Knight family is super excited to start competing as Wildcats!
Coach Lev is entering his 12th year of coaching, the previous seven spent at the high school level.  He comes to Whitehouse after serving as OC/QB at Irving Nimitz and Grace Prep Academy.  His NCAA stops included the University of Louisiana-Monroe, University of Central Oklahoma and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.  Coach Lev was a student-athlete graduate with a degree in Education from East Center University (Ada, Ok) and earned a Master's Degree in Education from the The University of Central Oklahoma.  Coach Lev and his wife Jennifer have a beautiful newborn daughter, Emory.  The Lev's are excited about being back in East Texas and are looking forward to making an eternal impact on the kids at Whitehouse High School.
Coach May grew up in Callisburg, Texas and went on to play collegiate tennis at North Central Texas College and LeTourneau University.  May graduated with honors with her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Kinesiology, Business and Communications in 2014 from LeTourneau.  Coach May earned her Master of Education degree in Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation from Hardin-Simmons Unversity in 2017, where she also spent three years as a graduate assistant for the Cowboy and Cowgirl Tennis team.  This will May's second year of teaching and coaching, but this will be her first year at Whitehouse.  In addition to coaching the middle school and high school tennis programs, Coach May also teaches Texas History.

Coach McFadden is entering his 23rd year coaching and 20th year at Whitehouse High School. He is a graduate of Pine Tree High School in Longview, Texas. After high school, he attended Stephen F. Austin State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1995, and he earned his MEd in educational leadership in 2016.  He began his coaching career in Brenham, Texas, where he stayed for three years before coming to Whitehouse. In addition to football, he is the Head Soccer Coach and teaches Anatomy and Physiology. He has been married to Tiffany, a math teacher at Holloway Middle School, for 18 years. They have a son, Ryan, 15, and a daughter, Rylee, 12.

Coach McMahon is married to his best friend, Brittany and they have three children, Colton (11 years), Mahayla (10 years), and Weston (2 years).  He graduated from UT Tyler and he is starting his 12th year of coaching.  His first 8 years were here at Whitehouse coaching football and boys' basketball.  He left Whitehouse to be the Head Girls Basketball coach at Lindale.  He coach there for two years.  Though it was a short stint in Lindale, he is excited to be back where it all started as the Head Girls Basketball and assistant track coach.  He is excited to be a Wildcat again.
Coach McMullen is a graduate from The University of Texas at Tyler who is entering his second year as Assistant Tennis Coach and Educational Aide.  Coach McMullen has made three state tennis appearances; receiving silver and gold medal his junior and senior year.  He is the 3 year founder of Generate, a sports camp and Christian conference during the summer.  He has been married for two years to his gorgeous wife, Hailie, and they have an only child that barks names Lola.  He is devout Christian that keeps God his priority and is excited for his opportunity to be placed in such a great school.

Coach Miller is beginning his 19th year of coaching. He coached in Austin for three years before moving to East Texas where he coached in Rusk for 3 years. Coach Miller spent the last 10 years coaching at Tyler Lee. He graduated from The University of Texas Austin with a Bachelor of Science and he has a Master of Education Administration from Lamar University. In addition to football, Coach Miller is coaching basketball and teaching Business Information Management. He has been married to Lara for 17 years and they have a 12-year-old daughter, Morgan.

Coach Nordin started teaching and coaching in 2007, and began working at Whitehouse High School in 2010. She is the head coach for volleyball, assistant girls track coach, and teaches Health. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and Kinesiology from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She also played collegiate volleyball for four years while attending OBU. She continued her education at UT Tyler earning a master’s degree in kinesiology. She has been married to her OBU college sweetheart since 2007.


Coach Rumbelow is a 2008 graduate of Bullard High School and a 2012 graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. He graduated in 2018 with his Master's in Educational Leadership from SFASU.  This will be his sixth year with Whitehouse. He teaches World History and coaches varsity football and basketball.  Coach Rumbelow is married to his wife, Laura, who teaches at Oak Hill Montessori School. They live in Whitehouse with their son, Jett and two dogs, Chloe and Rocky.

Coach Shields is beginning his 35th year of coaching and his 13th year at Whitehouse. He graduated from Nacogdoches High School before earning his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Texas at Austin, his Master of Education (Secondary) from Stephen F. Austin State University and his Administrator’s Certificate from Texas A&M-Commerce. He began coaching at Plano Senior High School and coached there for 17 years. He also coached at Klein High School and Henderson High School. Coach Shields is married to LeAnn and they have two children: Jake, 22, and Michelle, 18.

Coach Thompson is beginning his 9th year coaching and his third year at Whitehouse. He graduated from UT Tyler earning his bachelor of science in history. Coach Thompson began coaching in Winona. He has also coached in Brownsboro. In addition to coaching football and basketball, he also teaches World Geography. Coach Thompson is married to Amanda, a first-grade teacher. They have two boys: Jace, 5 and Kaden, 3 and  Kenlee (1).

Coach Thompson is in her 12th year of coaching and her second year at Whitehouse ISD. She will be coaching at the Junior High campus and teaching 7th grade Texas History. Coach Thompson graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in Texarkana, Texas and attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway Arkansas. She also coached at Pleasant Grove for 9 years. She has two boys Tate and Gabe and she lives in South Tyler.

Coach Toole is starting her second year at Whitehouse as an educational aide at WJHS and her first year as an assistant softball coach at WHS.  Coach Toole grew up and graduated from WHS in 2012.  She continued her education and softball career at Trinity Valley College in Athens, TX where she helped make their first national appearance in 2013 and first national ranking in the softball program history in 2014.  She graduated TVCC in 2014 and continued her education as well as her softball career at UT Tyler.  She graduated with a B.B.A. in finance in 2016.  Coach Toole is married to Brian Toole and they serve faithfully as youth/worship pastors at Whitehouse First Assembly of God.

Coach Wilson is a 1999 graduate of SFA and has been enjoying her lifelong passion of teaching and coaching for 19 years now.  She was married this past summer on May 5th to David Wilson, the love of her life.  They have a blended and blessed family of four.  Korbyn Wilson, who is a former cheerleader and graduate of Whitehouse ISD, and is now living in Dallas going to Cosmetology School.  DJ Buckley is doing his graduate work at SFA and teaching an intro college class.  Whitney Buckley is 17 and loves music.  She plays the flute and piccolo for Bullard ISD.  She is a senior and has a desire to continue her education in physical therapy.  Jordyn is 7 and will start 2nd grade at Stanton Smith.  Coach Wilson played college basketball at Angelina Junior College, Sul Ross State University and was on the practice team at SFA.  She loves her children, her students, her church, her community, and her Lord Jesus Christ.  The Wilson's attend First Baptist in Flint.


Coach Luke Yarbrough is beginning his 14th year of coaching and his fourth year in Whitehouse.  Coach Y will teach 7th grade Texas History and coach Jr. High football, basketball and track for the Wildcats. Coach Y completed both his undergraduate and graduate work in Sport Mgt. from California University of Pennsylvania. He holds a masters in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his amazing wife, Laci, have four children Lily (11), Levi (8), Lyza Sue (6) and Lukas (4).  The Yarbrough's are looking forward to cheering on the Wildcats for another great season.

Alyson Seibert is in her first year as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer.  She recently graduated from Definance College and is originally from Toledo, Ohio.  
Matt Turner is in his first year as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer.  He is a recent graduate of Southeast Missouri State University.  Matt and his wife, Paige, just moved to Tyler from Johnston City, IL.