Coaching Staff

Kody Groves - Head Coach

Coach Groves is entering his sixteenth year coaching.  This will be his sixth year as the Head Coach at Poteet and his seventh year overall.  He previously coached at Midlothian High School, Midland Lee High School, & Coppell High School.


Coach Groves graduated Odessa Permian High School in 1997.  He went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University in 2002 and a Master of Arts from Lamar University in 2012.


Coach Groves and his wife Lindsey have three children, Stone, London, and Kolsyn.

Rodney McLain - Defensive Coordinator

Coach McLain is entering his elventh year of coaching and his fourth year at Poteet.  He has previously coached at East Texas Baptist University and Boerne High School.


Coach McLain graduated from Prestonwood Christian Academy in 2004.  He went on to receive a Bachelor degree from East Texas Baptist University in 2010 and a Master's Degree from Concordia-Chicago University in 2018.


Coach McLain and his wife Bethann have two children, Paul Wade and Ana Katherine.

Jonathan Simpson - Offensive Coordinator - QBs

Coach Simpson is entering his twelfth year of coaching and his ninth year at Poteet.  He previously coached at Berry Middle School.


Coach Simpson graduated from Bryan High School in 2001.  He went on the receive a Bachelor degree from Texas A&M University in 2005.


Coach Simpson and his wife Ashley  have three children, Annabelle, Jack, and Addy.

Rod McDaniel - Assistant Head Coach - RBs

Coach McDaniel is entering his twenty-third year coaching and his fifth year at Poteet.  He has previously coached at Clearbrook High School, Pottsboro High School, Clifton High School, Hamilton High School, A&M Consolidated High School, and Mabank High School.


Coach McDaniel graduated from Waco Midway High School in 1987.  He went on to receive a Bachelor's degree from Baylor university and a Master's degree from Lamar University in 2013.


He and his wife Melissa have three children, Bryce, Brandon, and Bailey.

John Broom - Co-Offensive Coordinator: Run Game - OL

Coach Broom is entering his seventeenth year of coaching and his fifth year at Poteet.  He has previously coached at Midlothian High School, Mexia High School, John Horn High School, Comfort High School, and Bastrop Middle School.


Coach Broom graduated from Lampasas High School in 1992.  He went on to receive a Bachelor degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1997.


Coach Broom and his wife Ashley have four children, Blakely, Baylee, Braydee, and Blayne.

Anthony Byrd - Recruiting Coordinator - Safeties

Coach Byrd is entering his ninth year of coaching and his fifth year at Poteet.  He has previously coached at Lufkin High School, and Trinity High School.


Coach Byrd graduated from Plano East High School in 2001.  He went on to receive a Bachelor's degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2006 and a Master's from Lamar University in 2017.


Coach Byrd and his wife Jessica have two children, Mason and Reece.

Andre Williams - Corners

 

Coach Williams is entering his thirteenth year coaching and his sixth at Poteet.  He has previously coached at Sabine High School.


Coach Williams graduated from Sabine High School in 2001.  He went on to receive an Associates degree from Reedley College in 2002 and a Bachelor's degree from Stephen F. Austin in 2006.

Jeff Stone - WRs

Coach Stone is entering his twenty-fifth year coaching and his third year at Poteet.  He has previously coached at Forney, Poteet, Pittsburg, Commerce, North Mesquite, Naaman Forest, Royse City, North Garland, and West Mesquite.


Coach Stone graduated from North Mesquite High School in 1988.  He went on to receive his Bachelor's degree from Texas A&M Commerce in 1993.


Coach Stone and his wife Tracey have three sons Ryan, Tyler, and Hayden.

Joe Huber - OLBs

 Coach Huber is entering his twenty-fourth year in coaching and his eleventh year at Poteet.  He has previously coached at Duncanville High School, North Mesquite High School, and Kaufman High School.


Coach Huber graduated from North Mesquite High School in 1991.  He went on to receive his Bachelor degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and his Master's degree from Texas A&M Commerce University.


Coach Huber and his wife Jill have three sons, Christian, Jackson, and Logan.

Damon Ausberry - ILBs

Coach Ausberry is entering his eleventh year in coaching and his seventh year at Poteet.  He has previously coached at Wylie East High School.


Coach Ausberry graduated from Mangham High School in 2001.  He went on to receive a Bachelor's degree from East Texas Baptist University in 2006 and a Master's degree from American College of Education in 2014.

Anthony Benedetto - TEs

Coach Benedetto is entering his seventh year coaching and his first at Poteet.  He previously coached at Dallas-Spruce High School.


Coach Benedetto graduated from Crystal Lake South High School (IL) in 2007.  He went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Sioux Falls in 2012 and a Master’s degree from UT-Arlington in 2016. 


He and his wife Lindsay have four children, London, Ruby, Ezekiel, and Remi.  

Jeremy Bolton - DL

Coach Jeremy Bolton is entering his tenth year of coaching and his first year at Poteet. He has previously coached at Tyler-Chapel Hill, Terrell, Dallas Skyline, and Lancaster.


Coach Bolton graduated from Rusk High School in 2004. He went on to receive a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2009. 


Coach Bolton and his wife Jessica have two children, Jacey (8) and Jhase (3).

Demarko Grant - WRs

Coach Grant is entering his sixth year coaching and his fourth year at Poteet.  He has previously coached at Kimbrough Middle School.


Coach Grant graduated from West Mesquite High School in 2007.  He went on to receive his Bachelor's degree at the University of North Texas and a Master's Degree from Lamar University in 2016.


Coach Grant and his his wife Jordyn have one son, Jace.

Jeff Holmes - OL

 Coach Holmes is entering his fifteenth year coaching and his fourth at Poteet.  He has previously coached at Kimbrough Middle School.


Coach Holmes graduated from Ralph H. Poteet High School in 1999.  He went on to receive his Bachelor's degree from Baylor University in 2004 and his Master's from Texas A&M Commerce in 2016.


Coach Holmes and his wife Stephanie have two children, Brylee and Tyler.

Anthony Lowe - DL and Head 9th Grade

Coach Lowe is entering his seventh year in coaching and his third year at Poteet.  He has previously coached at Kimbrough Middle School.  


Coach Lowe graduated from Electra High School in 2001.  He went on to receive his Bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas in 2011.


Coach Lowe and his wife Jenna have two children, Alexis and Madden.

Ryan Taylor - 9th Grade Assistant Coach

Coach Taylor is entering his fifth year in coaching all of which have been at Poteet.


Coach Taylor graduated from Ralph H. Poteet High School in 2011.  

Nick Rodgers - WR/RB

  

Coach Rodgers is entering his third year of coaching and this is his first year at Mesquite Poteet. He has previously coached at Community High School.


Coach Rodgers graduated from Naaman Forest in 2011. Played College baseball at Paris Junior college and Newman University. He went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas.


Coach Rodgers and his wife Bailey have one child, Avery Jo. 

Sierra Deary - Head Athletic Trainer

Coach Deary is entering her eighteenth year in athletic training and her ninth at Poteet.


Coach Deary graduated from Pattonsburg High School (MO) in 1997.  She went on to receive her Bachelor's degree from Graceland University in 2001 and her Master's degree from Texas Tech Unversity in 2003.  Coach Deary is licensed by the Texas Department of Health and certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association.


Coach Deary and her husband Clint have three sons, Tyler, Caleb, and Eli.

Yuri Ashley - Athletic Trainer

Coach Ashley is entering his 8th year in athletic training and 1st at Poteet. He previously was an assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Houston most recently in which he primarily worked with track and field/cross country while assisting all other sports.


Coach Ashley graduated from C.E. Byrd High School in Shreveport, Louisiana in 2010. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree from LSU in 2014 and his Master's degree from the University of Houston in 2017. Coach Ashley is licensed by the Texas Department of Health and certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association.