Craig Stanton AD/ Head Football
• Grew up in Burleson, TX and graduated from
Burleson High School
• Received bachelors from Northwood
• Received masters from Tarleton
• I believe that athletics is the ultimate
character builder.
• You only get out of it, what you put into it!
Coaching Staff
Jeff Richters
Will Sloan
Coy Barker
Troy Doyle
Mitch Williams
Gared Chandler
Jim Kirk
Rex Unruh
Greg Yeager
Bobby Pierce
Heather Richters
Cheryl Moran
Billy McCreight
Mitch Williams
Helen McCormack
Kari Yeager
Yvonne Speer
Andrea Wimberly
Wildcat Athletics
Program Philosophy
The Whole Child
Our #1 goal is to help create a well
rounded, productive individual that will
be a major contributor to their
community as an adult.
 To achieve this, we will not focus on the
“athlete” only.
 We care as much about the student, as
we do the athlete.
The Whole Child
We strongly encourage all athletes to play
more than one sport.
 Participating in Band, Drama, Ag, Choir,
Cheerleading, etc. and athletics is a
wonderful experience and all athletes will
have the opportunity to do so.
 The athletic program will be flexible and
work with the athletes so they can
participate in multiple activities.
 Any work that was missed will have to
made up and it will be up to the head
coach on how that is handled.
The ATHLETIC Program
Total Program
Starts at the Middle School
Middle school program must be committed
to building the program 1st and winning 2nd
The middle school program must mirror the
high school program.
Must be an Athletic Program offering
multiple sports, not a bunch of
independents fighting for survival
The ATHLETIC Program
WHS Athletics
Tennis/ Golf
Power Lifting
The ATHLETIC Program
The entire high school program will have
a mandatory performance enhancinginjury prevention program in season and
in the offseason.
 The middle school will be introduced to
the weight room both in season and
offseason as well.
 The weight room is used for injury
prevention first, performance
enhancement second.
The ATHLETIC Program
Weight room sessions that are conducted
before school or after school are not extra.
It is a valuable part of being an athlete and
are necessary to the health of the athlete
and the success of the program.
 We will not ask an athlete to lift on game
day. (Sub-varsity or varsity).
Player Expectations
Be a part of something bigger than
 Student 1st, Athlete 2nd
 Servant leaders on campus
 Be a positive example for the student
 Disciplined
 Enthusiastic
 Play more than one sport
Discipline is something we do FOR the
athletes, not something we do TO them
It has to come from a culture of being a
part of something bigger than yourself
It starts with the little things…
Discipline- The Little Things
Standardized dress
Clean Locker rooms
Starting on time
Sense of urgency (movement)
Controlling emotions
Vertically and horizontally aligned warm-ups
(helps athletes transition between sports)
Consistent language between sports (break
Proper behavior in the classroom
Respectful dialog with coaches
Discipline- The Big Things
Deal Breakers- Removal for one calendar
 Charged with selling drugs or charged
with possession of illegal drugs
Caught stealing from a teammate
Discipline- Major Infractions
Major Infractions
 Alcohol use or alcohol related infractions
 Insubordination (telling a coach “No”)
 Arrested or charged with any criminal or
illegal activity
 1st offense 20% of season
 2nd offense 40% of season
 3rd offense removal from athletics
Wildcat Family
Be a part of something bigger than
 The TEAM take priority over the
 The pinky toe is just as important as the
heart (know your role and embrace it).
 Every athlete will get coached and be
given the same opportunities. It is up to
the athlete to take advantage of those
Playing Time
Playing time will be determined by the
head coach of each sport.
The coach’s first responsibility is to the
team’s and the program’s success.
Any concerns about playing time need to
be addressed with the athletes head coach
Playing time at the sub-varsity levels will be
spread out as evenly as possible.
At the varsity level, we will play the athletes
that we fell give us the best chance to win.
Program Goals
100% Passing
Timeline of Success
Play Football on Thanksgiving
Play Volleyball in November
Play Boys and Girls Basketball in March
Play Baseball and Softball in June
Power Lift during Spring Break
Run Track in May
Get players as much college exposure as
possible. Placing kids in college is one of
the overall district goals and we can help
with that.
Questions of Concerns
Office Phone: (254)694-7510
Email: [email protected]
Athletic Website:
Booster Club!/whitney.athleticboosters

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