Mike Hughes has coached for 33 years; 31 years in the Plano ISD. He has been leading the Wolfpack for 11 seasons. He graduated from Dallas Skyline High School, received his BA from SMU, and has a Master’s Degree in School Administration from Texas A&M Commerce. Coach Hughes enjoys spending time with his wife Carolyn and family. His favorite pastime is fishing! He enjoys fishing in bass tournaments with his sons, or just relaxing at Lake Fork in East Texas.

Head Coach Mike Hughes and his wife Carolyn

John Bandy has coached for 33 years. Graduated from Friona High School and Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. Coach Bandy’s other interests include family, golf, boating and skiing.

Coach John Bandy and his wife Carla

Kelly Mercer is in his 22nd year of coaching, 17th year in Plano. Graduated from Troy High School in Troy, Texas. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Texas A&M University and his Master's Degree from Texas A&M Commerce. He teaches Math at Plano West Senior High. Coach Mercer's other interests include spending time with his wife Natalie and their two daughters, Avery and Adyson, working in the yard, and playing golf.

Coach Kelly Mercer, his wife Natalie, and their two daughters, Adyson and Avery

Blake Hughes has coached for 5 years. Graduated from Plano West High School and Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. He teaches at Mitchell Elementary. Other interests include golfing, fishing, hunting and spending time with his wife, Jenny, and son, Wyatt.

Coach Blake Hughes, his wife Jenny and son Wyatt

John Lowrance is in his 17th year of coaching. He graduated from Temple High School and Sam Houston State University, and also received his Master’s Degree from Sam Houston State. Coach Lowrance is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and also teaches PE at Daffron Elementary School. He enjoys spending time with his wife Janel and daughter Kynan.

Coach John Lowrance, his wife Janel and his daughter Kynan

Stephen has coached in Plano for 7 years. He graduated from Plano Senior High School, and got his college degree from Stephen F. Austin University. He teaches history at Plano West Senior High School. Coach Tyler’s other interests include spending time with his wife Danielle, their son Jacob, and extended family and friends watching sports and playing golf.

Coach Stephen Tyler, his wife Danielle, and their son Jacob

Gary Don Moore graduated from Celina High School. He attended Oklahoma University for two years, and completed his degree at S.E. Oklahoma State University. He has coached at Celina, Pilot Point and Aubrey prior to coming to Plano West. He has been married to his wife Valerie for 8 years, and has two daughters: Faith and Blakely. Gary enjoys all sports, and relaxing with family and friends.

Coach Gary Moore, his wife Valerie, and daughters Faith and Blakely






Courtney Goree has been taking care of sports injuries in Plano West athletics for 11 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, listen to music and sing!

Trainer Courtney Goree

Casey Hunka has been taking care of sports injuries 11 years now. He has been at Plano West for 6 years. He graduated with his Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2003. Casey is married to Wendy Hunka, and has two children: Caden (8) and Peilynn (1 year). His hobbies include coaching youth sports and spending time with family and friends!

Trainer Casey Hunka, his wife Wendy, and son Caden

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 14 years. When Tap is not up at school, he enjoys watching all sports!

Alan Tapia, Athletic Utility Assistant