Whitehouse Independent School District

Meet the Athletic Staff

Coach Cook is the Athletic Director.  This is Coach Cook's 14th  year at Whitehouse. This will be his 19th 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, 15 and Caleb, 11. 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 23 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, Ben and Audrey.  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 2013-2018 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 34 years. They have two daughters, Cassie and Megan, both WHS graduates.   He is also the proud grandfather on Ethan Michael and Connor Del Lawson.


Coach Beaton is entering his ninth year of coaching and his seventh 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 where he met Haley, his beautiful wife of eight 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 (5) and Brooks (3).  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.


Head Baseball Coach/Freshmen Football

Coach Branch will begin his 14th year coaching and his first year at Whitehouse.  He graduated from Westwood High School in Palestine and later went on to play college baseball at Lon Morris College, and finished at Stephen F. Austin State University.  Coach Branch earned his Bachelors in Communication and Masters in Educational Leadership both from SFA.  In addition to teaching and coaching, Coach Branch has also been a Principal for 7 years.  He has had stops at Oakwood, Frankston, Arp and Cayuga, where he was blessed to be a part of two state championships.  Coach Branch is married to his beautiful wife, Renee, who is a local physician at Tyler Internal Medicine in Tyler.  Together they have four boys, Justice (21), Garret (18), Braden (14), and Easton (7).

Coach Cano has 17 years of coaching experience in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas, starting his third 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 Clemons is beginning his 22nd year coaching and his 16th 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, a senior and Max, a sophomore.

Jane DeLorme is one of the 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 three year old boys, Blaine and Owen.

Coach Dolan is beginning his 25th 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 then finished up his BS in Kinesiology at SFA. He also holds a Masters in educational leadership from UTT with a principal certification. In addition to his football duties, he will teach Biology at Whitehouse High school. Coach Dolan is married to Lindy Dolan, a Cardiovascular Physician’s assistant, they have 3 children -Seth 19, Kinsey 17, and Rhett 14.



Coach Dornak is beginning his 16th year of coaching and 27th 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 Dornak, an account manager for Tree Town USA.  They have four children: Haley, Gabbi, Carlie, and Ryan Thomas.


Coach Eeds is enjoying his 15th year coaching the award winning WHS Wildcat Swimming Team and his 21st  year of teaching.  He currently teaches both Pre-AP Biology and AP Biology.  Later this school year, he will celebrate 25 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 12th  year of coaching and eighth year at Whitehouse.  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, he is an assistant baseball coach and teaches Special Education.  Coach Freeman has been married to his wife, Talesh, for 11 years and has a nine-year-old son, Keiran, and a four-year-old daughter, Adelyn.  

Coach Garlitz is entering his 35th year of coaching, and his 20th year 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 of Science 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 live in Lubbock with their daughter, Riley.  Rachel is a graduate of Texas A&M and lives in Austin with her husband Zach.

Coach Gautney is beginning his fourth year as coach at Whitehouse.  He will be the Defensive Line coach, Head Wresling Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for all sports. He is newly married to his wife Carrie Gautney.   He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the spring of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree 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.

Jr. High Coach

Coach Godwin is entering his first year of coaching and teaching at Whitehouse.  He graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Science in Kenesiology.  Coach Godwin will be coaching football, basketball and track, as well as teaching 7th Grade Texas History.  He is engaged to his beautiful fiancé Noah, and is excited to be back at Whitehouse to start his career in education and use his role to serve the students.


Coach Gold is beginning his 10th year of coaching. He joined the Whitehouse staff as the Defensive Coordinator 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 2019 Football Team and blessed to be part of an extremely involved community.


Coach Granberry is beginning his 2nd year in education and first at Whitehouse.  He graduated from Whitehouse High School in 2014.  He attended the University of Texas at Tyler where he received his Bachelor Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Math.  Coach Granberry will be teaching Algebraic Reasoning and coaching freshman football and baseball.  He is looking forward to a great year and is excited to be back in Whitehouse.


Jr. High Coach

Coach Granberry is entering his first year of coaching at Whitehouse and his second year of teaching.  He graduated from Whitehouse High School in 2014.   He graduated with a B.S.I.S. from the University of Texas at Tyler.  Coach Granberry will be coaching football, basketball, and track as well as teaching 8th-grade History.  He is married to his beautiful wife Madi, and is excited to be back at Whitehouse to serve the students and community.


Coach Hale graduated from Arp High School in 2002.  She went on to play soccer at McNeese State and graduated with a bachelor in English and a minor in Kinesology.  She is entering her 14th 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 has been teaching and coaching since 2000. She has been in WISD since 2001. 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 since 1999 and have eight beautiful children, whom she proudly calls her “trophies”.  Kevin and Stacey are currently associate pastors at Freedom Fellowship in Tyler.

Coach Holder is entering his third year of coaching at Whitehouse.  He will be coaching football and basketball as well as teaching Geography.  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 4-8th.


Coach Jimmerson is entering his ninth 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, Victoria have been married since 2003.  She is hair stylist at Panda Salon.  They have two children, Kira 16 and Tanner 17.  Along with coaching Jr. High football, basketball and track, he teaches 7th grade math.

Coach Kelley graduated from Garrison High School and attended Stephen F. Austin State University. This will be his seventh 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 12 years.  She teaches kindergarten at Brown Elementary.  They have three children: Aniston-10, Boston-7 and Blaire-5.

Coach Kennedy is in his second 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 degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Education.  He will be teaching physical education and coaching football, basketball, and track.  He is looking forward to a great year!

Coach Wendy Knight is beginning her 16th year as a head soccer coach, and her second year in Whitehouse.  Coach Knight graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors in Kinesiology & Math and received her Master in Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky University.  In addition to coaching, Coach Knight will be teaching AP Statistics and honors Algebra I this year.  Wendy and her husband Greg have three amazing little girls: Cayley(10), Chloe(8), and Cambrie(6).  They are super excited to see what this year brings!



Coach Lev is entering his 13th year of coaching, the previous seven spent at the high school level. He comes to Whitehouse after serving as OC/QB at Irving Nimitz & Grace Prep Academy. His NCAA stops include 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 Central University (Ada, Oklahoma) and earned a Master degree in Education from The University of Central Oklahoma.  Coach Lev and his wife Jennifer have a beautiful 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.


Jeremy Loyd

Head Boys Soccer/Assistant Football

Coach  Loyd graduated from Iowa State University where he played linebacker for the football team.  From there he went on to play for several teams in the NFL before beginning his high school coaching career.  This will be his 13th year coaching and first year as a Whitehouse Wildcat.  Coach Loyd is married to his wife Ashley, an assistant principal in Chapel Hill ISD. They have a beautiful 4 year old daughter names Joni.


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 concentrations 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 University in 2017, where she also spent three years as a graduate assistant for the Cowboy and Cowgirl Tennis team.  This will be May’s third year of teaching and coaching and will be her second year at Whitehouse. In addition to coaching the middle school and high school tennis programs, Coach May will teach PE.

Coach McKinley is in her 13th year of coaching and her fourth year at Whitehouse ISD.  She will be coaching at the Jr. High and teaching Texas History.  Coach McKinley graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in Texarkana, TX.  She attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.  She coached at Pleasant Grove for nine years before coming to Whitehouse.  Coach McKinley just recently married her high school sweetheart Ryan and they have three kiddos, Brooke (12), Tate (8), and Gabe (4).


Coach McMahon is married to his best friend, Brittany and they have FOUR children.  Colton (12 years), Mahayla (11 years), Weston (3 years) and their foster baby, Noah (7 months).  He graduated from UT Tyler and he is starting his 13th 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 coached there for 2 years.  Though it was a short stint in Lindale, he is excited to be back where it all started as the Head Girls Basketball Coach and assistant track.  He is eager and ready to begin his third season with the LadyCats.


Coach McMullen is a graduate from The University of Texas at Tyler who is entering his third year as Assistant Tennis Coach and his first year as a Professional Communications teacher.  Coach McMullen has made three state tennis appearances; receiving silver medal and gold medal his junior and senior year.  He is the four year founder of Generate, sports Christian camp during the summer.  He has been married for three years to his gorgeous wife, Hailie, and they look forward to being parents in December.  He is a 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 20th 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 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 Anatomy and Physiology.  He has been married to Lara for 18 years and they have a 13 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 seventh 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 have a son, Jett, and two dogs, Chloe and Rocky.


Coach Shields is beginning his 36th year of coaching and his 14th 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.  He also coached at Klein High School and Henderson High School.  Coach Shields is married to LeAnn and they have two children: Jake, 23, and Michelle, 19.



Coach Smith is entering his first year at Whitehouse.  He is a 2004 graduate of Brownsboro High School.  Coach Smith played football at Austin College before receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2008.  He will be coaching outside linebackers and serving as the special team’s coordinator for the Wildcat football team, coaching baseball, and teaching government.  Coach Smith has been married to his wife Regan for one year who is also a teacher and coach.

Marti Thompson has been an Athletic Trainer for four years.  This will be her second year at Whitehouse ISD.  Marti received her Bachelor Degree in Athletic Training at Sterling College, then went on to get her Master’s Degree in Health, Human Performance and Recreation at Pittsburgh State University.  Marti is originally from Tatum, TX.  She and her husband, Braden Thompson have two fur babies Nike and Rye.


Coach Toole is starting her 3rd year at Whitehouse as an educational aide at WHS and her second year as an assistant softball/volleyballl coach at WHS. Coach Toole grew up and graduated from WHS in 2012. She continued her education and softball career at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas 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 20 years. She is married 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 18 and is going to UT majoring in music. Jordyn is 8 and will start 3rd 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 Flint.



Coach Luke Yarbrough is beginning his 15th year of coaching and 5th year in Whitehouse. Coach Y will teach Psychology/Sociolgy  and coach girls basketball and track. 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, Levi, Lyza Sue and Lukas. The Yarbrough's are looking forward to cheering on the Wildcats for another great season.

Alyson Seibert is in her second year as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer.  She recently graduated from Defiance College and is originally from Toledo, Ohio.


Matt Turner is in his second year as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer.  He is a recent graduate of Southeast Missouri State University.  Matt and his wife, Paige moved to Tyler from Johnston City, IL.

Coach Hooker is beginning his 25th year of coaching.  He graduated from Southern Arkansas University earning a BSE in Kinesiology.  In addition to coaching football and track, Coach Hooker will teach at the AIM Center.  His coaching stops include Liberty-Eylau, Waxachachie, Brownsboro and Chapel Hill.  Coach Hooker has been married to his wife, Tami for 19 years.  They have three children:  Bayli a junior, Tori a sophomore and Layne a 7th grader.