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WSMS “Coach of the Week’ – Jerry Quinton

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Coach Jerry Quinton is this weeks WSMS “Coach of the Week”.  Coach Quinton will become the Boy’s Athletic Coordinator next Fall (16-17).  Jerry has many years of successful teaching & coaching in the Collin County area.  “Jerry has a true passion for all students/athletes.  I’ve witnessed his respectful communication style with all our athletes.  He has a common sense approach to motivating our kiddos to do their best each and every day.  I am very blessed to have Jerry on our Lovejoy team.” – Jim Bob Puckett (LISD Athletic Director)

 

Name:         Jerry Quinton     

LISD Sport(s) Coached: Varsity O-line, Head 8th Football, and Head MS wrestling

High School:         Plainview HS, Ardmore, OK   College: East Central University, Ada, OK         

Degree: BS Education  

Children/Ages: Ronnie 19, Vivian 8, Victor 5 and Violet 5    

Favorite Sport:    Baseball      Why:  Because to truly appreciate the game you must understand the games within the game.  There are so many things going on that most people will never understand.

Favorite Athlete: Jim Thorpe Why:  Perhaps the greatest all-around athlete to ever exist.

Favorite Coach: Gerald Winnard      Why:  Coach Winnard taught me so many things about working hard and treating people the right way.  He has been a huge influence in my coaching style.

Athletic Background: Lettered in football, baseball, wrestled and ran track in HS. I played 4 years of college baseball at East Central University as a pitcher/outfielder.

Athletic Awards: All Region football and baseball, All State honorable mention baseball.   Oklahoma Intercollegiate academic all-conference baseball.

Coaching/Teaching Experience (Years): 10

Teaching Certification: Social Studies Composite 8-12 / Social Studies 4-8

Technology applications EC-12

Coaching Background:  I coached at Community HS for 4 years prior to coming to Lovejoy.  I was the head baseball coach and also coached varsity football as well as serving as the middle school coordinator.    At Lovejoy I coached baseball for my first 4 years as the varsity first assistant and was the interim head coach in the spring of 2011.  I also have coached Varsity football for the last 4 years.   The last two years I have been the head middle school wrestling coach.

Coaching Awards:          2011 District 11-3A Baseball coaching staff of the year        

Favorite Coaching Moment:    Watching the walk-off homerun clear the fence in game one of our playoff series vs Argyle in 2011.  They won game two by walk-off and we lost game 3 to end the season.  Two of the most exciting HS games I have ever seen.    

Philosophy of Coaching:  I want to coach each athlete with the understanding that they are someone’s child and coach them the way I would want someone to coach my children.

Hobbies: Fishing, collecting baseball cards, creating art and furniture from reclaimed materials.

Something that people may not know about you: I am a trained forensic interviewer.

Why Lovejoy ISD?          Working at Lovejoy has been awesome.  We are a close knit family that work together trying to create the best experience for the children of our district.

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