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Eric Balch
Head Powerlifiting
Football - Defensive Coordinator
                 Inside Linebackers
(254) 697-3902 Ext. 2128

Coach Balch graduated from Yoe High School in 1991.  He then attended Tartleton State where he was a two-year letterman in football.   He graduated from Tarleton in 1995.  He is currently teaching biology at YHS.  This is his 20th year coaching/teaching.  Coach Balch is married to Tammy, a 4th grade teacher at CES, and they have 3 children, Ashlee, Brooklyn, and Cade.  

Rene Cantu
CJH Football - Running Backs
                        Inside Linebackers
YHS Asst. Boys Basketball
YHS Asst. Boys Track
(254) 697-2131 Ext. 4023


Coach Cantu is a graduate of Lometa High School. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University in College Station. It was his time there where he learned his life motto “The Aggie Code of Honor: Aggies do not lie, cheat or steal nor tolerate those that do.” Coach Cantu currently teaches Math at CJH. Coach Cantu is supported by his wife Anna and their three children.

Hector Delgadillo
Head Baseball
CJH Football - Running Backs
                        Outside Linebackers
CJH Boys Basketball (7th Grade)
(254) 697-2131 Ext.

Coach Delgadillo, a 2001 graduate of South San Antonio High School in San Antonio, TX. He attended the University of the Incarnate Word and received his bachelor’s degree in 2008 and a master’s degree in 2010, both in kinesiology. He teaches PE for grades 6-8 and his life motto is: “It’s not about where you come from, but where you are going”

Laura Dickson
Head Girls Soccer Coach
Asst. Girls Track & Field
(254) 697-3902 Ext. 5133

Coach Dickson, a 1995 Graduate from Yoe High School, received her Bachelor's Degree from University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2001. She teaches Algebra and coaches soccer and track. She is happily married to her husband James and enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling with a sports ministry in the summer. Coach Dickson's life motto is from Psalm 46:10, "Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." 

Carrie Fleming

CJH Volleyball             

Coach Fleming is a graduate of Schreiner University. She teaches 8th grade ELAR at Cameron Junior High and coaches volleyball. She is married to Jason and has three children; Laurell, Kellen, and Leah. Coach Fleming's life motto is "We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."-Maya Angelou

Jarryd Garza
Asst. Football - Running Backs
Head Boys Soccer
(254) 697-3901 Ext.


Coach Garza is a 2010 graduate of Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas. He received his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from The University of Texas at Austin in 2015. He is teaching Algebra 2, coaching varsity running backs, and assisting with the baseball program at YHS. This is his 7th year of coaching and 2nd year teaching. Coach Garza is supported by his wife Victoria and they have two “fur babies”: London and Parker. His life motto is: “Do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do.”

Lance Hause
Asst. Football - Wide Receivers
Head Tennis Coach
(254) 697-3901 Ext. 5111

Coach Lance Hause, a graduate from Yoe High School in 1996, received his Bachelor's Degree from Sam Houston in 2001, a  Master's Degree from Texas A&M University in 2003, and a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University in 2013. He is happily married to his wife Stephanie, and they have 3 dogs Chewie, Stoney, and Maximus. In his free time he enjoys traveling and playing golf.  He teaches at YHS and his life motto is "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor"-Franklin D. Roosevelt

Stephanie Hause
Assistant Volleyball
Assistant Track & Field
(254) 697-2131 Ext. 4015

Coach Stephanie Hause, a 2001 graduate from Yoe High School, received her Bachelor's Degree from Texas A&M University in 2005 and returned to Cameron. She is married to Coach Lance Hause, and they have 3 dog "children" Chewie, Stoney, and Max. She teaches 8th grade science, and coaches volleyball and track. She enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, as well as traveling. Her life motto is Psalm 118 "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."

Kayla Janicek
YHS Head Girls Track & Field
CJH Girls Coordinator
CJH Volleyball (8th Grade)
CJH Girls Basektball (8th Grade)
CJH Girls Track & Field
(254) 697-2131 Ext. 4503
Coach Kayla Janicek, a 2012 graduate from Academy High School, received her Bachelor's Degree from Sam Houston State University in 2015 majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Secondary Education. She teaches Physical Education and coaches volleyball, basketball, and track. She has one daughter named Kaisley and one fur baby named Khloe.  She enjoys spending time with her daughter, Kaisley, boyfriend, Jordan, family and friends. Her life motto is "With God, all things are possible." 

Dale Keen
Head Cross Country 
Head Wrestling
Boys & Girls Track - Distance Runners
(254) 697-2381 Ext. 3501

Coach Keen, a Graduate of Fort Collins High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, received his Bachelors Degree from Colorado State University in 1975. He teaches PE for grades 3-5 and his life motto is "Goal oriented people find ways." He is supported by his wife Elizabeth, and their two kids, Gina Ely and Tyler Keen (State Cross Country Champ in 1995.)
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Morgan Laughlin
Head Volleyball

Assistant Girls Basketball
(254) 697-3901 Ext. 5130

Coach Laughlin, a 2014 graduate of Rockdale High School, received her Bachelor's Degree in History from Sam Houston State University in 2018. She teaches History and coaches volleyball and girls basketball. Coach Laughlin's life motto is: "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."-Abraham Lincoln

Edgar Luna
Football - Defensive Line

Boys Basketball                  


Coach Luna, a 2013 graduate of Yoe High School, he received his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Midwestern State University where he played football. He is a defensive line  and sub varsity boys basketball coach at the high school and teaches Criminal Justice. He spends his time with his wife Teresa and son's E'zak & E. J. His life motto is: "Throw me into the wolves & I'll return leading the pack"

Pete Magre
Head Golf Coach
Football - Special Teams Coordinator
(254) 697-3641 Ext. 2501

Coach Magre, a 1989 graduate of Yoe High School, received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Arts from St. Mary's University in 1993. Later, he went on to Incarnate Word University and received his Master's in Education in 1999. He is supported by his wife Melanie, and their three daughters Alexis, Audra, and Ava. Coach Magre teaches P.E. for Pre-K through 2nd grade and his life motto is just "Be honest."

Cynthia Marek
YHS Softball
CJH Volleyball (7th Grade)
CJH Girls Basektball (7th Grade)
(254) 697-2131 Ext. 4017


Coach Marek, a 2011 graduate from Rice Consolidated High School, received her Bachelor's degree in 2015 from Baylor University in Elementary Education and her Master's degree in 2016 from Texas State University.  She teaches 7th grade ELAR and coaches junior high volleyball and basketball and high school softball.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, John,  family, friends and dog.  Her life motto is: "Do something today that your future self will thank you for."

John Marek
Recruiting Coordinator

Football - Offensive Line/Head JV Coach                 Girls Basketball Assistant                                        Assistant Golf/CJH Golf                                         (254) 697-3902 Ext.          

A 2005 Graduate from Yoe High School, Coach Marek received his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Sam Houston State University in August 2008. While at Sam Houston State he worked the with football, softball, track & field, and men's basketball teams. He teaches Anatomy & Health at Yoe High School. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife Cynthia, playing golf, going to concerts, and traveling.  His motto is: "The measure of a life is it's service."

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Ashton Miller
Head YHS Girls Basketball
Asst. YHS Softball
Asst. YHS Volleyball
(254) 697-2131 Ext.


Coach Miller, a 2012 Graduate of Troy High School, received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2017.
She teaches 6th Grade Math at Cameron Junior High and coaches YHS Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball. When she's not on the court or field coaching the Lady Yoe, she enjoys spending time with her fiance, Russ, going to concerts and traveling. Her life motto is, "Speak with honesty. Think with sincerity. Act with integrity.”

Ian Potthoff
Asst. Boys Soccer
Asst. Girls Soccer
CJH Track & Field
(254) 697-3902 Ext.

Drew Quinney

CJH Boys Basketball
Assistant Baseball

Coach Quinney graduated from Savannah State University in 2013. He teaches 8th grade Math, Algebra I, and coaches boys basketball and baseball. Coach Quinney is married to Brianna and has a son, Derek. His life motto is: "Never say later, it will eventually become never."

Chris Reid
Head Boys Basketball

Assistant Track & Field                                           (254) 697-3902 Ext. 5119

Coach Reid, a 1999 graduate of Rowlett High School, received his bachelor's degree from Wilberforce University in 2004 and his master's degree from Lamar University in 2019. He and his wife Brandy have 3 children - Cherelle, Chelynne, and Easton. Coach Reid teaches Special Education, is the head boys basketball coach, assistant track & field coach, and assists with coordinating film for varsity football, all at Yoe High School. One of his favorite quotes is from Frederick Douglass: "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."

Chris Sommerfeld
Freshmen Football
Head Softball                                                         (254) 697-3902 Ext. 5125

Coach Sommerfeld received his Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University and his Master's from Ohio University. He teaches U.S. Government and coaches Softball and Freshmen Football. He is married to Tiffany and has three children; Owen, Grayson and Jo Jo. Coach Sommerfeld's life motto is: "Nobody cares, work harder."

Brandon Thiry
CJH Football -Offensive Line
                       Defensive Line
CJH Boys Basketball (7th Grade)
CJH Boys Track
(254) 697-2131 Ext.

Coach Thiry graduated from Yoakum High school in 2011 and received his
Bachelors degree for History at Texas State University San Marcos in 2015 and is at this time pursuing a Masters in History at Wayland Baptist University. He currently teaches 8th grade social studies and coaches football, basketball, and track & field. He has lived in Cameron for 2 years with his wife Teylor.  His life motto is “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.”

Kirk Wagner
Freshmen Football
Asst. Baseball 
(254) 697-3901 Ext.

Coach Wagner, a 1995 Graduate from LaSalle-Peru Township High School in Illinois, received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is happily married to his wife Lindy, and they have 4 children, Finn, Hadley, Gibson and Scout. He teaches 9th grade World Geography and coaches Freshmen Football and is an Assistant Baseball coach.  His life motto is from Abraham Lincoln, "Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."

Sarah Warner
Head Girls Team Tennis
CJH Tennis
(254) 697-3901 Ext.


Coach Warner, a 2000 Graduate from Rockdale High School, received her Bachelor's Degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2006. She is supported by her husband Ryan and 4 amazing children, Lorelai, Delilah, Lilly, and Jack. She teaches special education, the team tennis head coach, and the junior high tennis coach.  Her life motto is by Quasimodo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame “Today is a good day to try.”


Wanda White
Athletic Secretary
Asst. Girls Track & Field
(254) 697-2675 Ext. 5502

Coach White, a graduate from Rockdale High School, Coach received her Bachelor's Degree from Sam Houston State University. She is the Athletic Secretary and her life motto is from Coach Jimmy Valvano, "Don't give up, don't ever give up."

Alma Zandate
YHS Cheer Sponsor
(254) 697-3902 Ext. 5116


Coach Zandate is a 2005 graduate from C.H. Yoe High School. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Spanish with a minor in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas State University. She teaches Spanish 1 and is the high school cheerleading sponsor. Coach Zandate is supported by her husband Sergio Zandate and their 5 children, Sergio Jr., Alex, Kylie, Kyndal, and Khloe. Her life motto is from Mattew 19:26 "with God all things are possible."

Gary Zeinert
Football - Offensive Coordinator
              Offensive Line

Head Boys Track & Field
(254) 697-3901 Ext.

Coach Zeinert is a 1990 graduate of Southwest High School in San Antonio and received his Bachelor of
Science degree from Texas A&M – Kingsville in 1996. He is currently teaching World History at YHS. This is his 23rd year of teaching/coaching. Coach Zeinert is happily married to his wife Melissa and they have two children: Garrison and Zane. His life motto is: “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear…for it is the lLord your God who goes with you.” –Deuteronomy 31:6.


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