2020 War Eagle Football Coaching Staff

Mark Schmid: Campus Athletic Coordinator/ Head Football Coach

Mark graduated from McCullough High School in 1980 and attended Texas Lutheran College while playing safety for the Bulldogs. He went on to graduate from the University of North Texas in 1986. While working on his Master’s degree at Texas Christian University, he served as a graduate assistant for the Horned Frogs.

Mark has been coaching for 34 years. He began his coaching career in Cy-Fair ISD and then moved on to McCullough High School where he spent 8 years as an assistant. He moved on to The Woodlands High School in 1996 where he served as the Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator.

As the Offensive Coordinator, he helped the 2003 team reach their first ever 5A Division I state championship appearance. He was named the Head Football Coach/Campus Athletic Director of the Woodlands H.S. in March 2004.

As the Head Coach at The Woodlands High School, he guided the team to 14 consecutive play-off appearances and nine district championships. His 2009, 2010 and 2016 teams completed the regular season with perfect 10-0 records. In 2016, he coached his team to a 15-1 state final appearance.

In 2018, Coach Schmid accepted a position at SHSU as Offense Quality Control and High School Relations Coach.

 

In 2019 he was named Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at Oak Ridge High School.

Coach Schmid was named District Coach of the year in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. He has also been a Touch Down Club Coach of the Year finalist 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015. He was named the Touch Down Club Coach of the Year in 2016. He was also named Lone Star Gridiron’s 6 A Coach of the Year in 2016. His overall record as a head coach is 126-41.

He served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association in 2006 and 2007. He and his wife Sheryl have been married for 37 years. They have two children, Zoe (Thomas) Braman of Refugio and Eric, a junior at Sam Houston State University. They also have one granddaughter, Isabella.

Dustin Loyd: Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks

Coaching Experience: 13 years 

 

High School Attended: San Antonio Taft HS & Medina Valley HS 

 

College Attended: 

Bachelors: Tarleton State University ‘07

Masters:     Lamar University ‘13

 

Places Coached: 

Stephenville HS, Stephenville, TX (Student Coaching)

SC Lee JH, Copperas Cove, TX 

Wylie HS, Wylie TX

Midway HS, Waco, TX 

Lake Worth HS, Fort Worth, TX 

Hightower High School, Missouri City, TX 

Oak Ridge HS, Conroe, TX 

 

Teaching Field: 

College Prep English IV

 

Family: 

Married for 12 years to Kristen Loyd of Aledo, TX. Two kids, Wyatt Jenkins (8 years old) & Scarlett Jane (3 years old). We attend Oak Ridge Baptist Church, Oak Ridge North, TX. Son of Donald Loyd, high school football coach for 33 years in San Antonio, TX.

Bear Murchison: Defensive Coordinator/ Defensive Line

Coach Bear Murchison is in his 26th year of coaching and teaching and has proudly served in Conroe ISD his entire career. He spent 25 years in The Woodlands feeder system serving at all levels of the program as a campus coordinator, varsity defensive line coach, wrestling coach, track and field coach, and as the strength and conditioning coordinator. A graduate of Fredericksburg High School, he attended Texas A&M University where he earned a bachelor of science in Kinesiology and a Science Composite teaching certification. In 2009 he earned his Master of Education Administration from Lamar University. He is a member of the science department and teaches Astronomy. He and Stacey have been married for 16 years and have two children, William 14, and Abby 11.

Robert Walker- Special Teams Coordinator/ Inside Linebackers

Coach Walker retired after the 2017 season only to re-enter back into coaching one year later. This will mark Coach Walker’s 40th year in coaching both in high school and college. Coach Walker attended Hemphill High School, in Hemphill, Texas and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Coach Walker has been married to Debbie for 37 years, they have 2 children, Vince and Linsey, 1 Son-in-law, Jake Oldenburg and 3 grandchildren, Finn Walker, Trinity Oldenburg and Hayden Oldenburg. This is Coach Walker’s 2nd year here at Oak Ridge High School

Taylor Cobb- Asst. Head Coach/ Strength and Conditioning Coordinator/ Offensive Line

Experience: 12 years

High School: Oak Ridge High School

College: Stephen F. Austin

Playing Experience: Stephen F. Austin 

Places I've Coached: Stephen F. Austin University, San Antonio East Central, Conroe

Teaching Field: Social Studies

Family: Wife - Amy , Son - William, expecting baby girl in December

Colton Croley- Offensive Line

Coach Colton Croley is from Tyler, Texas and attended Brownsboro High School. Colton is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a degree in Education Kinesiology.

 

Colton is entering his 5th year in coaching and has spent his entire career at Oak Ridge. While at Oak Ridge High School, Coach Croley has taught Special Education.

 

Coach Croley has been married to his wife, Rachel Croley, for 2 years. Rachel is the Head Volleyball Coach at Oak Ridge High School.

Jacob Norton- Outside Receivers

This is Coach Norton's 3rd year coaching and teaching; second year at Oak Ridge High School. He is a Oak Ridge Alumni, class of 2014, and was a part of the Oak Ridge football team. After high school, he attended Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he studied Mathematics and was a member of the A&M Commerce football team. Coach Norton was a part of three Lone Star Conference championship teams, and his last year they won the NCAA Division 2 Championship. He recently married my college sweetheart, Madison Norton, this past July, who has been a huge influence in his athletic and coaching career as she has been supportive and encouraging since day 1. Coach Norton looks forward to this year and seeing what we can accomplish as a team and grow from it together. 

Josh Robinson- Inside Receivers

7 years coaching experience

Graduated Bellville High School 2009

Graduated Sam Houston State University 2016

Coached at Sam Houston State University, University of Louisiana Monroe, Ole Miss, and University of Toledo

Teaching Field - Life Science

Wife Angelica, Daughter Isabella, Son Theo, Expecting this October

Frank Wilson- Running Backs

Coach Wilson is entering his 25th year of coaching and teaching and his 2nd year at Oak Ridge High School. He graduated from Midwestern State University and Alvord High School. Coach Wilson has coached at Bovina High School, Copperas Cove High School and Killeen High School. Coach Wilson has had the honor of coaching many great players who have played at the collegiate level and the professional level. His beautiful wife Suzi is a counselor at Moorhead Junior High. Their extremely talented daughter Cassie will be a sophomore this year.

Brandon La Porte- Safeties

Coach La Porte is entering his 6th year of coaching. Coach La Porte is a graduate of Cypress Woods High School where he played under Coach David Jones. He attended Louisiana State University where he was a student assistant with the Tigers’ football program. After graduating, Coach La Porte attended Hardin-Simmons University to receive his master’s degree. Where he coached as a graduate assistant. He has also made coaching stops at Lamar University and Seguin High School. Coach La Porte will be teaching special education at Oak Ridge. He has been married to his wife, Kristen, since 2017. This past spring, they welcomed their first child, Brandon La Porte Jr.

Shawn Wells- Cornerbacks

Coach Shawn Wells is a cum laude graduate of East Texas Baptist University and holds a degree in business administration with minors in marketing and management. He obtained his teaching certification from Texas A & M University-Texarkana in 1996. While at ETBU, Shawn was a four year letterman on the baseball team where he split time on the diamond between pitching and third base and earned All-Conference honors in 1989 and 1990. Shawn is entering his 27th year in coaching and has experienced success in both football and baseball. Prior to coming to Oak Ridge, he has lead teams at DeKalb High School in DeKalb, Texas (5 years); Linden-Kildare High School in Linden, Texas (1 year); Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas (5 years), Pflugerville Connally High School in Pflugerville, Texas (2 years); Kelly Lane Middle School in Pflugerville, Texas (8 years); and Porter High School in Porter, Texas (2 years). Coach Wells has coached teams earning a Texas State Championship in 2002 with a record of 15-1 and State Semi-Finals appearances in 2003 (14-1), 2004 (11-4) and 2005 (12-2), as well as many district and area championships.

 

While at Oak Ridge High School, Coach Wells has taught both Government and Economics. Shawn also has teaching experience in World Geography, World History and United States History and maintains teaching certification in physical education for early childhood through 12th grade.

 

Coach Wells has been married to his wife, Tia Wells, for 30 years. Their son, Luke, will complete his master’s degree in hospital administration from Abilene Christian University in August and holds a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and disorders from Hardin-Simmons University and daughter, Emily, is a 2019 magna cum laude graduate of Porter High School and currently a junior at Sam Houston State University majoring in accounting.

Matthew Wright- Outside Linebackers

Coach Matthew Wright is a native of Northeast Texas as a graduate of Sabine High School. He attended Belhaven University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration and obtained a Master of Science in Athletic Management at The University of Louisiana at Monroe.  While at Belhaven, Wright played linebacker under Head Coach Hal Mumme. 

 

Wright is entering his 6th year in coaching and 2nd season at Oak Ridge, he began his career as a student coach working with linebackers and long snappers at Belhaven University, continued on as a graduate assistant with defense (linebackers) at The University of Louisiana at Monroe, and 2 seasons coaching linebackers and special teams at Galena Park High School.

 

While at Oak Ridge High School, Coach Wright has taught World Geography, Economics and World History. Wright has also taught Physical Education in previous years.

Coach Wright has been married to his wife, Laurel Wright, for 4 years. They have one dog, and enjoy traveling in their spare time.

David Ramirez- Head Freshman Coach/ Inside Linebackers/OL

22 Yrs of Coaching Experience

 

Aldine Senior High School '89

 

Tabor College / SHSU

 

Football OL/DL Aldine HS, Tabor College -OLB '90-93

 

Coached at Grantham Middle '97-'03, Aldine Senior High '05-'07, Moorhead JH '08-'10, York JH '11, Irons JH '12-'15, ORHS '16-Present.

 

Teaching Field: Special Education

 

Family: Married for 20yrs to Sylvia Ramirez, Daughters: Marisa Ramirez & Alyssa Ramirez ORHS c/o '21.

Kyle Carroll- Freshman WR's/ Outside Linebackers

This will be Coach Carroll’s 6th year coaching. He graduated from Westwood High School in Palestine, Texas. After high school Coach Carroll attended East Texas Baptist University. Coach Carroll played all football all 4 years of high school and 1 year at ETBU. After graduating he began his career at Irons Junior High in Conroe ISD and then moved to Oak Ridge High School in 2019. Coach Carroll will be teaching World Geography on the 9th grade campus this year. Coach Carroll has been married to his wife Anna for 4 years and they just welcomed their first daughter Mattie Sue Carroll in June 2020.

Mike Ingram- Freshman Defensive Backs/ WR's/ Video Coordinator

Coach Ingram is entering his 7th year coaching and his 3rd at Oak Ridge HS. In addition to working with the football program he is an assistant with the baseball program and teaches World Geography. Prior to coming to Oak Ridge he worked at Porter HS and Rice Consolidated HS. He is a graduate of Allen HS and attended Concordia University Texas where he graduated with a BA in Secondary Education. While at Concordia he was a member of the baseball team.

 

He is married to his wife Lauren and they have twin girls Emmy and Ellie. 

Justin Jackson- Freshman QB's/ RB's/ Defensive Backs

5 years of coaching experience

Graduated from Oak Ridge High School

Sam Houston State - Bachelor’s degree

Sul Ross State University - Played Football (QB, WR)

Coached at Hamshire-Fannett H.S. (QB’S) / Tarkington H.S. (O.C) / Kountze H.S. (O.C)

P.E. Teacher 9th grade

My wife Erin Jackson also graduated from ORHS. Future War Eagles, my son Colt (2yrs) and expecting a newborn in January.

Stacy Smith- Kickers/ Freshman Offensive/ Defensive Line

Years Coaching: 27

Year at Oak Ridge: 2

High School: Pascagoula High School (Pascagoula, MS)

College: University of Southern Mississippi ‘92

B.S. Degree in Coaching and Sports Admin and History

Playing Experience: 1 year-Kicker, 3 year Soccer

Coaching Experience: Resurrection Catholic School (MS), Gautier Middle School (MS), McCullough Jr. High (TX), Magnolia West High School (TX), Pascagoula High School (MS), Stephenville High School (TX), Conroe High School (TX), Kempner High School (TX), Vancleave High School (MS)

 

Family: Children 2- Derek DePasquale-Houston, Dr. Amber Gregory-Houston