Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Coach Tyler Soukup
Coach Tyler Soukup is entering his 5th season as the Head Football Coach and Athletic Coordinator at Plano West. He joined the Wolfpack after seven years at Hebron High School where he served as offensive coordinator, quarterbacks’ coach, run game coordinator, and offensive line coach. Prior to Hebron, Coach Soukup coached and taught social studies at Richland High School for 7 years. Coach Soukup earned his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in 2004. He served as an undergraduate assistant coach on Hall of Fame Coach Bill Snyder’s staff. Coach Soukup and his wife Lana have 4 sons. Reid (18) who is playing football at UTPB, Eli (16), Sawyer (5) and Sutton (5 months).
Coach Stephen Tyler
Coach Stephen Tyler is the Associate Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator/ Offensive Line coach. He is in his 18th year of coaching. He has coached in Plano for 15 years with stops at Renner Middle School, Jasper High School, and Plano West Senior High before spending 3 years at Spring Hill High School as the Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line coach. He is a graduate of Plano Senior High School, and Stephen F. Austin State University. Coach Tyler and his two boys are very thankful for the love and support of the Plano West Community after the loss of his wife Dani Tyler to her battle with cancer. They continue to do their best to live out her motto during her battle with cancer and "Find Joy!"
Coach Ronnie Gallant is entering his 8th year in education and 6th year in coaching. This is his first season as the JVII head coach and offensive play caller. This is Coach Gallant’s second season being a part of the Wolfpack. Coach Gallant graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Christian studies and Kinesiology in 2014. He is a husband to Amanda and father to Colton.
Courtney Goree has been taking care of Plano West athletes for 21 years as an Athletic Trainer for West. He has a wife named Kimberly and a daughter named Elise. They reside in Little Elm, TX. The Beckville, TX native enjoys fishing and family time. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University, where he acquired his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and master’s in Education.
Coach Ty Gower
Coach Ty Gower is entering his first season as the defensive coordinator at Plano West. He begins his 13th year coaching with various previous stops in Oklahoma and Texas, including a state runner up finish in 2016 at Norman North High School. Coach Gower earned his Bachelor’s degree from East Central University and a Master’s degree from Henderson State University. Coach Gower is married to his wife, Natalie and has two children, Greyson and Ella.
Coach Thomas Hightower
Coach Thomas Hightower coaches the defensive backs for Plano West and has coached for 20 years . He graduated from Tatum High School and played for a state championship in 1996. He then graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University and was a 4-year letterman. He coached for nine years in Daingerfield winning three state championships in 2008, 2009, 2010 and state runner up in 2012.
Coach Chris Howard
Coach Chris Howard is the Assistant Offensive line and Tight Ends coach. He is in his 3rd season of coaching. He is an alumnus and a former football player and wrestler of Plano West Senior High School. He is a graduate of Texas State University with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies
Coach Rick Oestricter
Coach Rick Oestricher coaches the defensive line. He is in his 7th year of coaching and 4th year in PISD. He graduated from Richland High School in North Richland Hills and graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in History. He is married to Ali who is a counselor at Centennial Elementary.
Coach Colby Pate
Coach Colby Pate coaches defensive ends. He has coached for 19 years. He holds a degree from Texas A&M Commerce. Coach Pate teaches at Harrington Elementary.
Coach Austin Gremillion
Coach Austin Gremillion coaches the Outside Linebacker position for Plano West and is going into his fifth-year coaching but first year as a Wolf. He comes from Borger ISD where he was the Head Basketball Coach and Secondary Coach in Football. He is a graduate from West Texas A&M with a Bachelor's and Master's degree.
Coach Michael Sidberry
Coach Michael Sidberry Sidberry coaches the wide receivers and is entering his 10th year in coaching. He has previously coached at Hebron High School, and is now entering his 3rd year at Plano West. Coach Sidberry played football and ran track while earning a degree in interdisciplinary studies at Texas College. Coach Sidberry is married to Maci, and they have two children, Amari and Myka
Coach Blake Bowling
Coach Blake Bowling is entering his 1st season at Plano West. He coaches Running Backs and assists with Special Teams. Bowling joins the Wolfpack after spending the previous 4 years at Hebron High School. Coach Bowling earned his bachelor's and master's degree from Texas Tech University. While attending Texas Tech Coach Bowling was a student assistant with the football program from 2014-2018.
Coach Tanner Driskill
Coach Driskill started his teaching and coaching career here at Plano West in 2023. He coaches Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, and assists with Defensive Backs as well. He is also the pitching coach for the Wolfpack baseball teams. He graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from Lamar University, where he was also on the baseball team. In 2018, he was selected in the 9th round of MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals. After spending 4 years as a professional baseball player, he returned to Lamar and spent 2 years as a graduate assistant coach on the baseball team at his alma mater while earning his Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Alan Tapia (Tap) is the Athletic Utility Assistant for the Wolfpack. He is in his 2t5h year at West. He graduated from Plano Senior High.
Coach Richard Zastoupil
Richard Zastoupil (Coach Z) is the 9th grade Athletic Director for Jasper High School side of Plano West.
Coach Z is entering his 30th year in teaching/coaching. He has been an Athletic Director at Robinson (7 years) and Jasper (13 years).
He received his B.S. degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Health from Sam Houston State University.
Coach Roman Gomez
Coach Gomez is currently the Head Coach and Athletic Coordinator at Shepton HS and is entering his 9th year of coaching and 1st at Plano ISD. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. He is currently a Graduate student attending Southeastern Oklahoma State and will graduate December 2023 with a masters in Sports Administration. Prior to joining the Wolfpack, he was a Varsity Defensive Line coach for El Paso Ysleta and Varsity Co-Defensive Coordinator for El Paso Hanks. He is married to Jennifer, and they have two children, Joshua and Bailey.
Coach Chalmer Adams
Coach Chalmer Adams is in his 33rd year of teaching and coaching, 25 of that in Plano ISD. He attended La Vega High School in Waco TX where he enjoyed playing football, basketball, baseball and track. He attended The University of Texas at Austin on a football scholarship and obtained a B.A. in Liberal Arts. Upon graduation, I attended Paul Quinn College earning my B.S. in Education. He teaches PE and Health at Shepton High School and coaches freshman football at Shepton and JV2 baseball at Plano West.
Coach David Moreno
Coach David Moreno has been coaching for 14 years - 7 in Plano ISD and 7 at at Clint ISD in El Paso, Texas. He teaches World Geography AP and On Level. He coaches 9th grade Football and Basketball at Shepton High School. He played basketball for Austin College from 1978-1980 under the tutelage of the late Dr. Bob Mason.
Coach TJ VanSaders
Coach TJ VanSaders coached middle school athletics for 2 years in Lubbock. He currently teaches Special education inclusion at Shepton HS and coaches 9th grade Football and Basketball. He ran cross country and track for Wylie HS, and was an All State Athlete during the 2014-2015 school year. He continued to work with the Texas Tech cross country team in college.
Coach Tristan Lopez
Coach Tristan Lopez started coaching this year at Shepton coaching 9th grade football. He is a Para/assistant teacher in sped/ achieve room.. He has played, basketball, soccer, baseball, cross country, track, heavy lifting, and enjoys fishing.
Coach Rueter... Athletic Trainer... Shepton HS
Coach English... Jasper HS
Coach Mena... Jasper HS
Coach Lyles...Athletic Trainer... Jasper HS