Head Baseball Coach
This will be Coach Wilson's 19th year as a Teacher/Coach. This will be his 13th year as a Head Baseball Coach and 1st season at Lovejoy. His career record is 177-151. His Head Coaching positions have included Richardson Berkner from 2004-2010 and Frisco Centennial from 2011-2015.
Wilson led teams have enjoyed District Championships in 2010 & 2013 and have also participated in Bi-District Playoffs in 2009, 2011 & 2015. Deep playoff experience was gained in 2010 while making it to the Area Playoffs and the Regional Quarterfinals in 2012 & 2013.
In addition, Wilson has been selected as the District Coach of the Year in 2009, 2010, and 2013. He was also chosen as the East All Star Coach in the 2013 NTHSCA All Star game.
Coach Wilson has had the privilege to coach over 40 players that have received baseball scholarships and 2 of his former players are currently playing with MLB organizations.
Coach Wilson played baseball at The University of Missouri-St. Louis from 1992-1995. He received his degree from Lindenwood College in History/Education while serving as the baseball team's hitting coach and recruiting coordinator.
He has been married to his wife Amy for 19 years. Amy is the VP of Finance for CBRE. They have a son named Chance that will be in 6th grade.
Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach
After assisting with the Lovejoy High School softball team last year, JB Nicholson begins his first season as an assistant coach with the Leopard baseball program.
Prior to Lovejoy, Nicholson coached football and baseball at Derby High in Derby, Kansas for 15 years. In 2001, he helped Derby to the 6A State Championship as an assistant. He spent three years as the head coach before moving to Texas.
Nicholson played collegiately at Merced College in California before transferring to Newman University in Wichita, Kansas where he earned all-conference honors twice.
Nicholson earned his bachelor’s degree from Newman and his master’s degree from Wichita State. He and his wife, Sheryl, have six children. He currently teaches PE at Lovejoy Elementary.
JV Black Head Coach
After spending four seasons as an assistant coach at NCAA Division III Austin College, Austin Coachman returns to Lovejoy High School.
Coachman spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Lovejoy from 2009-10 before moving onto his alma mater at Austin College for the 2011 season.
Coachman, a graduate of Frisco High, currently teaches history. He is married to Andrea and he enjoys playing golf.
JV Red Head Coach