Coach Kirkpatrick is our Head softball coach and assistant girls basketball coach. He graduated from Whitesboro, TX in 1997 and an alumnus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University (2002). He is entering his 19th year of teaching and coaching with stops at Blooming Grove, Munday (2007 Class A Football State Champions), Riesel, Callisburg and Centerville. Coach Kirkpatrick has coached football (head coach 1 year) basketball (head coach 9 years), baseball, track, golf, tennis, and softball (entering his 5th year as a head coach). He has two children, daughter Laci Sandoff (29) and her husband Cody and son Dylan Morgan (24). He also has two wonderful granddaughters Sutton Sandoff and Kynlee Morgan. Coach Kirkpatrick is excited to be part of the Pine Tree Family.
Coach Griffith is a Graduate of Union Grove. He went on to study kinesiology at Howard Payne University. He began his coaching career in New Boston, Texas before moving back to Gladewater. Jerry spent 12 years at Forest Park in Longview, before spending time at Sabine and White Oak. Jerry married Stephanie Elrod from Gladewater, and they have a son, Landon, who will be a Senior at Pine Tree and a daughter, Landry, who will be an 8th grader at Sabine. Jerry will be coaching Basketball and Softball this year, and helping with Football.
Coach Reeves is the assistant strength and conditioning coach as well as the assistant softball coach. This will be his first year working at the high school level as he will be on our Excel campus. He previously worked at Mississippi State as graduate assistant helping with Men’s basketball strength & conditioning and academic support for student athletes.
Coach Reeves graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s of science in Sport Management and received his master’s in Sport Administration from Mississippi State. He and his wife Gretchen will be expecting their first child in February and they are excited to be a part of the Pine Tree family! Go Pirates!
Coach Halcumb is a Pine Tree graduate who teaches 5th/6th grade Physical Education at Pine Tree Middle School and coaching 7th grade volleyball and basketball. She also assists with softball. Coach Halcumb has coached at Gladewater (volleyball and basketball) where she coached volleyball into the playoffs; and also at Overton (volleyball, basketball and softball) where she lead softball to the playoffs 2 years.
Coach Stafford is a 2007 Pine Tree graduate. While in school at Pine Tree, he participated as a student athletic trainer. Coach Stafford graduated from Stephen F Austin State University in 2017 with his bachelors in Kinesiology and a minor in Health Science. He is currently working at Pine Tree Parkway and is glad to be part of the Pine Tree family!