Staff

Coaches

Coach Scott Smith is the Head Coach and Athletic Director at Plano West. He graduated from Plano Senior High School, and got his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and completed graduate school at Texas A&M Commerce. He has coached for 27 years at Allen, Plano, and Lake Highlands prior to coming to Plano West. He is married to his wife Chrissy, and they have two children, Chandler Grace (a sophomore at Arkansas) and Brock (a sophomore at Jasper HS). Interests include watching high school and college football, and NASCAR.


Coach Smith, his wife Chrissy, and their children Chandler Grace and Brock

Coach Hall coaches Linebackers, and is the Defensive Coordinator at Plano West with 13 years of coaching experience. Coach Hall is a graduate of Plano Senior High School and holds a B.S. from Texas Christian University. Coach Hall has served as an assistant coach at Lake Highlands and Highland Park, and Defensive Coordinator at McKinney High School and Odessa Permian. Coach Hall is married to his wife, Ashley, and they have three children, Anna Lou (9), Graham (7), and Boone (5). Interests include watching his kids play sports, serving in his church and spending time with family and friends.


Coach Hall, his wife Ashley, and their children Anna Lou, Graham and Boone

Coach Cory Sims coaches receivers at Plano West. With 12 years of coaching experience, he has served as an assistant coach for 4 years, coaching receivers at Paris High, and 8 years at Baytown Lee. 5 of those years he spent as Offensive Coordinator where he coached receivers, running backs, and quarterbacks. Coach Sims is a graduate of the McKinney High School and holds a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology and Masters in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University in Commerce. He is married to Becca Sims, and they have 2 children Brianna (14) and Mya (8). Their family motto is Faith, Family, and Football. Coach Sims’ interest include watching and playing sports, and also being heavily involved with his kids and their sports and activities.


Coach Sims, his wife Becca, and their children, Brianna and Mya

Coach Blake Hughes has coached for 9 years, and is the Defensive Back coach at Plano West. Blake graduated from Plano West High School and Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. Other interests include golfing, fishing, hunting and spending time with his wife, Jenny, and children Wyatt and Harper.


Coach Hughes, his wife Jenny and son Wyatt

Coach Trey Bryant coaches the defensive tackles at Plano West and has 5 years of coaching experience. Coach Bryant graduated from the Richardson, Texas area and received his degree from Baylor University. Prior to beginning his coaching career, he spent two seasons playing Arena Football for the Kansas City Command. His interests include being active with family and friends, watching football, and spending quality time with his wife Stephanie and their daughter Kennedy.


Coach Bryant, his wife Stephanie, and his daughter Kennedy

Coach Tyler Crow coaches Running Backs at Plano West with 8 years of coaching experience. He is a graduate of Prosper High School and holds a degree from the University of North Texas in Denton. Coach Crow is married to his wife, Margie, and has two boys: Titus and Todd. Interests include watching college football and playing golf when he can.


Coach Crow, his wife Margie and his sons Titus and Todd

Coach Colby Pate coaches the Defensive Ends at Plano West, and he has coached for 14 years. Graduated from Plano Senior High School where he was fortunate to win a state championship in football. He holds a degree from Texas A&M Commerce. Other interests include watching all sports, walking his dog, and road trips!


Coach Greg Harrell has coached for 5 years. He is the Offensive Line coach at Plano West. Greg graduated from Plano Senior High School and received his college degrees (BA/MAT) from Austin College. Interests include spending time with his girlfriend Anita and hanging out with family.


Coach Harrell and his girlfriend Anita

Coach Merchant coaches Defensive Backs at Plano West with 12 years coaching experience. Coach Merchant is a graduate of Howe High School and holds a Bachelors and Master’s degree from Texas A&M-Commerce. Coach Merchant served as the Defensive backs coach at Texas A&M Commerce as well as Frisco Centennial HS. Coach Merchant is married to his wife Pamela, and has two daughters, Mycah (14) and Taylor (11). Interests include hunting, fishing, watching his daughters play sports, serving with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and spending time with family and friends.

Coach Brian Chandler has coached for 28 years, and is the Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator at Plano West. He graduated from Allen High School and got his college degree from East Texas State University. Interests spending time with his twin daughters Campbell and Hadley, and also playing golf and getting involved with the local community.


Coach Chandler and his daughters Campbell and Hadley

Alan Tapia (Tap) is the Athletic Utility Assistant for the Wolfpack. He graduated from Plano Senior High School, and immediately joined the district. He has been at Plano West for 16 years. When Tap is not up at school, he enjoys watching all sports!

 

Trainers

Courtney Goree has been taking care of sports injuries in Plano West athletics for 15 years. He graduated from Beckville High School and got his Bachelors of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He received his Masters of Education in 2002. When he is not caring for the Wolfpack, Courtney likes to watch sports, fish, cook, listening to music and singing!


Allen graduated from Plano East high school, and got his Bachelors of Science degree from The University of North Texas in Denton. He received his Masters of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. When he is not helping the Pack, he enjoys mountain biking, hiking, trail running and swimming!