Jason Wilson

Head Baseball Coach

This will be Coach Wilson's 22nd  year as a Teacher/Coach. This will be his 16th year as a Head Baseball Coach and 4th season at Lovejoy.  His career record is 192-168. 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 & 2017. 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 23 years. Amy is the VP of Finance for CBRE. They have a son named Chance that is in 8th grade.

J.B. Nicholson

Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach

High School: Graduated from Modesto High School, Modesto, California in 1984

College Coach Nicholson graduated from Newman University in 1991, with a BS in Physical Education and received a MS from Wichita State University in 1997.

Coaching Career: This is Coach Nicholson’s 6th year at Lovejoy ISD. Currently, he’s coaching middle school football and baseball at the high school. Prior to coming to Lovejoy, Coach Nicholson coached baseball and football at Derby High School in Derby, Kansas for 15 years. In 2001, the Derby Panthers won the 6A State Championship while Coach Nicholson worked directly with the pitching staff. After the head coach retired in 2009, Coach Nicholson was offered the job as Head Baseball Coach where he held that position for 3 years before making the transition to the Allen area.

Subject Teaching: Physical Education at Lovejoy Elementary School

Family and Hobbies:  Coach Nicholson is married to Sheryl Nicholson who teaches Kindergarten at Lovejoy Elementary School. They have 6 kids, Tiffany, Ashley, Skylar, TJ, Brady and Peyton. Coach Nicholson loves being with his family and enjoys cycling and golfing.

   Dillon O'Bryant

JV Black Head Coach

Varsity Assistant

Coach Dillon O’Bryant begins his second year at Lovejoy, coaching linebackers for varsity football and head coach of the JV Black  baseball team. He grew up in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, graduating from Pauls Valley High School. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he received a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education. He previously worked a Wilkinson Middle School in Mesquite, Texas.

 

Casey Jones

JV Red Head Coach

Varsity Assistant 

Coach Jones enters his 11th year of teaching and coaching and 1st year at Lovejoy High School. Coach Jones is a graduate for Hardin -Simmons University where he played baseball from 2005-2008. Coach Jones experience includes 6 years at Decatur High School, 3 years at Frisco Independence, and 1 year at Nocona High School.

Coach Jones has been married to his beautiful wife Katie for 4 years. Their 1 year old son, Walker Lee, is currently learning to play catch. Casey has been a part of high school football as long as he can remember. His dad, Chris has coached for 38 years and is currently the defensive coordinator at Prestonwood Christian. Casey enjoys hunting, playing guitar, volunteering at church and working his beefmaster cattle.