COACHES & BOOSTER CLUB
VARSITY HEAD COACH
Coach Woodard graduated from MacArthur High School in Irving,Texas in 1983. Soccer has been a part of his life since he was 5 years old. He played for the Celtics. His father was his coach. They went 2 seasons undefeated and unscored on. In high school, he was named the Most Valuable Offensive Player and Most Valuable Player. He went to Midwestern State University where he played soccer at the collegiate level. During his college career, he was named All Conference and All Region. He graduated with a Bachelors in Education. Coach Woodard is married to Kristin and has two children, Hailey and Ben.
During his college days, he coached at the club level in Wichita Falls. He had taken teams overseas to the Portsmouth Cup, Dana Cup and Gothia Cup. A highlight of that time for him was the opportunity to coach the future super star Mia Hamm.
This is his 31st year teaching and coaching high school soccer. Prior to coaching at Plano East, he has coached at the following schools:
Hays High School in Buda Texas 1988-1989
North Shore High School in Galena Park, Texas 1989-1995
MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas 1995-1998
He has been named district coach of the year seven times in his career. Additionally, he has been named Collin County Coach of the Year and had the honor to coach the South Texas Senior All Star team.
JV HEAD COACH
Coach Downs currently is the head coach for the Junior Varsity and the assistant head coach for the Varsity Men's soccer teams. In addition to coaching, he teaches Honors Pre-Calculus and Statistics at Plano East.
Coach Solis earned her B.A. Kinesiology from Northwestern College. She went on to earn her Masters in Athletic Training from Baylor University. She is a Licensed Athletic Trainer and BOC Certified Athletic Trainer. In addition to soccer, Coach Solis oversees athletic training for all sports at Plano East Senior High.
The purpose of the Plano East Men's Soccer Booster Club is to support the players and the soccer program at our senior high school. This will include promotion of school spirit, parent involvement and participation in fundraising activities. Our efforts will allow us to provide services and support that are not available through the school district.The Plano East Soccer Booster Club is a not-for-profit organization and abides by all University Interscholastic League regulations and guidelines outlined for booster club organizations. Our booster club works with the Plano East PTSA and Panthers, Inc. Our association with these organizations benefits our athletes through scholarship opportunities, community service projects and school spirit.
2021-2022 BOARD MEMBERS
PRESIDENT: Caryn Rooke
TREASURER: Brian Flanagan
VP MEMBERSHIP: Kristen (Sutton) Harrison
VP FUNDRAISING: Angela Hughes
SECRETARY: Tracy Stack
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