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Head Coach-- Brett Manning

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Coach Manning has been the head coach at MacArthur since 2009, after taking over the program from his dad, Ernie Manning. He previously was an assistant at Burkburnett High School and came to MAC as an assistant in 2005. Coach Manning led the Highlanders to their first state championship in 2014 and they look to repeat that feat in 2016. 

Wife: Lori Manning           Kids: Elena 14, Kel 11, Cam 9

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Coach/Offensive coordinator-- Michael Pooschke

Coach Pooschke is in his 8th year as a football coach at MAC where he is the Offensive Coordinator and wide receivers coach. After Michael ended his playing career at Kansas State in 2008, he came to MAC to coach Baseball and Football. Coach Pooschke coached baseball for 4 years, and is currently the girls golf and boys freshman basketball coach. 

Wife: Heather Pooschke    Kids: Hallie 10, Maddie 7

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Coach/O-line--Ernie Manning

Coach Manning was the head coach at MAC for 16 years, where he led the Highlanders to 5 state finals appearances. Ernie handed the reigns over to his son, Brett 6 years ago and the Highlanders have kept up the winning tradition, winning their first state championship in 2014. Coach Manning has had previous coaching stops in Rush Springs, Chickasha, and Pampa, Texas.

Wife: Jana      Kids: Brett 41, Chris 38    Grandkids: Elena,Kel,Zac,Cam,Bo,Case,

 

 

 

 

Assistant Coach/linebackers- Leo Holmes

Coach Holmes has been a football coach in the city of Lawton since 1979. He coached 28 years of baseball, 14 as an assistant and 14 years as a head coach at MacArthur High School. Coach Holmes has been at MAC since 1988, and was previously an assistant at IKE for 11 years. 

Wife: Eileen     Kids: Kailie 35, Bret 31     Grandkids: Ava 8, Ellis 7, Jack 3

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Coach/linebackers-- Max Plunk

Coach Plunk has been at MAC since 1993, where he serves as the strength and conditioning coach and linebackers coach. Max Plunk has previously coached at the University of Wyoming for 2 years, Pampa High school for 6 years, and came to MAC in 1993. 

Wife: Kathy Plunk    Kids: Brady 32, Cody 30   Grandkids: Anderson 5, Lucy 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

assistant Coach-- Shawn Seeley

Coach Seeley is a volunteer assistant coach with the Highlanders and this is his first year serving in that capacity. His wife is a counselor at MacArthur, so he has strong ties to BIG MAC. Shawn also serves as a fireman in the town of Lawton. 

Wife: Katy Seeley     Kids: Lexie, Jax

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Coach--Jimmy Hoskins

Coach Hoskins is a volunteer assistant coach the Highlander football team. He brings with him 18 years of coaching experience at the high school level. Coach Hoskins is a valuable asset to the MAC coaching staff. 

Wife: Becke Hoskins   Kids: Brad 19, Taylor 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athletic Trainer-- Michael Garza

Michael Garza is the head athletic trainer at MacArthur High School and this is his 24th year serving in that capacity. He Graduated from Cameron University with his degree in Athletic Training and starting at MAC shortly after. Michael has also served as the Athletic Trainer for the Semi-Pro basketball team, Lawton Calvalry for 3 years.  

Wife: Kari    Kids: Gavyn 11, Grier 8, Gage 8, Gracen 6

 

 

 

 

 

motivational Coach-- Bob Pirtle

Coach Pirtle is a retired Command Sergeant Major from the United States Military and has been the motivational coach for MacArthur football for 20 years. He brings life lessons, and lessons learned in the military to inspire the student-athletes at MAC. Both of his sons graduated from MacArthur and his wife was a teacher and activities director at MacArthur for many years.

Wife: Brenda     Kids: Wilson 36, Bryant 34

 

 

 

 

Assistant Coach/D-line-- Jack Baker

Jack Baker has been an assistant coach at the high school level since 2006. He has had previous coaching stops at Millwood for 4 years, Putnam City for 2 years, Carnegie for 1 year, and Elgin for 1 year, before coming to MAC for the 2016 school year. Coach Baker specializes in coaching the defensive line.

Wife: Rebecca     Kids: Weston 12, Gage 5

 

 

 

 

Assistant Coach/d-line-- Odell Gunter

Coach Gunter has been the defensive line coach for the BIG MAC football team since 2005, when he came from his previous coaching job at Jackson Middle School. Coach Gunter also coaches Track and has previously served as a basketball coach at the middle school level. Coach Gunter is entering his 12th year as an assistant at MAC

Wife: Katrina  Kids: DaMeko, Quinton, Sydney  Grandkids: A'Nyiah, Quinton Jr, Quincy,Jacob

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film Director-- Tom Bell

 Tom Bell is the Film Director for the BIG MAC football team. Tom has been serving the football team in this capacity for over 20 years. Tom is retired from the United States Military where he served over 20 years of service to our country. 

Wife: Brenda    Kids: Becke, Scott   Grandkids: Payton, Janson, Brad, Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Coach/special teams-- Phil Dennis

Coach Dennis came to MacArthur in 2013 after spending 20 years at the crosstown rival school, Eisenhower. Coach Dennis has been the special teams coordinator the Highlanders for the past 3 years. Coach Dennis has many previous coaching stops including: Caprock Amarillo, IKE Middle School and IKE High School. 

Wife: Jennifer Johnson Dennis     Kids: Callie 16, Cate 12