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

ebalch@cameronisd.net

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.  

Nick Burns
Head Basketball
Asst. Boys Track
(254) 697-3902 Ext.
nburns@cameronisd.net
 

Coach Burns, a 1999 graduate from Milano High School received his Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science from The University of Mary Hardin Baylor in 2010. He teaches English IV, and is the head boys basketball coach. He is also a full time youth pastor. He is supported by his wife Brandy Burns and his children Lorelai, Toby, and Seth. His life motto is, "Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching."

Rene Cantu
CJH Boys Coordinator
CJH Football - Wide Receivers
                        Inside Linebackers
CJH Boys Basketball (8th Grade)
CJH Boys Track
(254) 697-2131 Ext. 4023
rcantu@cameronisd.net

 

Coach Cantu is a 1993 graduate of Lometa High School. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University in College Station 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
where he is also the Boys’ Athletic Coordinator. Coach Cantu is supported by his wife Anna, who is also a teacher at CJH, and their three children.

 

Alma Cardona
YHS Cheer Sponsor
Asst. Girls Basketball
(254) 697-3902 Ext. 5116
acardona@cameronisd.net
Corey Cunningham
Head Girls Basketball Coach
Head Girls Track & Field
(254) 697-3902 Ext. 5131
ccunningham@cameronisd.net
 

Coach Cunningham, a 1994 Graduate from Liberty Hill High School, received his Bachelor's and Master's Degree from the University of Texas in 1999. He teaches Calculus, Pre-Calculus, and Math Models and coaches basketball and track. He has 7 kids, Matthew, Daniel, Taylor, Grace, Timmy, David and Jonathan and enjoys sporting events and spending time with family. Coach Cunningham's life motto is "Fight the good fight!"

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

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” Coach Delgadillo is now entering his 8th year of coaching and this will be his 1st (5th as a head coach) year as the Head Baseball Coach for the Cameron Yoemen.

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

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." 
Kathryn Dodd
Asst. Volleyball
Asst. Girls Track & Field
(254) 697-3902 Ext. 
kdodd@cameronisd.net
 

Coach Dodd, a 2011 graduate from Rockdale High School, received her Bachelor's Degree from Sam Housotn State University in 2016.  She teaches English at YHS and coaches volleyball and track.  She has an amazing daughter, Renee, with her fiance, Landon.  Her life motto is, "Without rain nothing grows, learn to embrace the storms in y our life and always trust in God."

Hope Esseltine
CJH Girls Track
(254) 697-2131 Ext. 4011
hessletine@cameronisd.net

 

Coach Hope Esseltine, a graduate from Moody High School in 2011, received her Associate's degree from Temple College in 2014 and her Bachelor's degree from Texas A and M Central Texas in 2017.  She served as a student assistant coach at Temple College for Lady Leopard basketball in 2011-2013.   She currently is teaching ELAR at CJH and will coach junior high track this spring.  Her life motto is from John 14:1, "Do not let your hearts be troubled.  You believe in God; believe also in me."  

Jaryd Garza
Asst. Football - Running Backs
Asst. Baseball
(254) 697-3901 Ext. 
jgarza@cameronisd.net

 

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
lhause@cameronisd.net

Coach Lance Hause, a graduate from Yoe High School in 1996, received his Bachelor's Degree from Sam Houston in 2001 and his Master's Degree from Texas A&M University in 2003. He is happily married to his wife Stephanie, and they have 3 dog "children" Chewie, Stoney, and Max. He teaches at YHS and his motto is "It is, what it is."
Stephanie Hause
Asst. Track
(254) 697-2131 Ext. 4015
shause@cameronisd.net

 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, basketball, 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
CJH Girls Coordinator
CJH Volleyball (8th Grade)
CJH Girls Basektball (8th Grade)
CJH Girls Track & Field
(254) 697-2131 Ext. 4503
kjanicek@cameronisd.net
 
 Coach Kayla Janicek, a 2012 graduate from Academy High School, received her Bachelor's Degree from Sam Houston University in 2015. She teaches Physical Education and coaches volleyball, basketball, and track.  She enjoys spending time with 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
dkeen@cameronisd.net

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

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."
John Marek
Football - Defensive Line
Boys Basketball
CJH Golf
(254) 697-3902 Ext.
jmarek@cameronisd.net

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. In his free time enjoys playing golf and going to concerts.  His motto is "The measure of a life is it's service." 
Ashton Miller
Asst. Softball
CJH Volleyball (7th Grade)
CJH Girls Basektball (7th Grade)
(254) 697-2131 Ext. 
amiller@cameronisd.net

 

Coach Miller, a 2012 Graduate of Troy High School, received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2017.
She teaches 6th Grade Science at Cameron Junior High and coaches Junior High Volleyball
and Basketball and High School Softball. She enjoys spending her time with family and
traveling. Her life motto is, "Speak with honesty. Think with sincerity. Act with integrity.”

Kamol Nohe
Head Volleyball
Head Boys Soccer
(254) 697-3901 Ext. 5552
knohe@cameronisd.net

 

Coach Nohe, a graduate from RAG Upper Heyford High, received a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Mathematics from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1992.  He has been teaching and coaching over 25 years.  Presently, he is teaching Physical Education and helping students recover their math credits.  He is also the head volleyball coach, head boy's soccer coach, and the girls' coordinator.

Cynthia Quinney
Asst. Softball
CJH Volleyball (7th Grade)
CJH Girls Basektball (7th Grade)
(254) 697-2131 Ext. 4017
cquinney@cameronisd.net

 

Coach Quinney, 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 8th grade ELAR and coaches junior high volleyball and basketball and high school softball.  She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and day.  Her life motto is "Do something today that your future self will thank you for."

Jayce Rasberry
Football - Outside Linebackers
Head Softball
(254) 697-2381 Ext.
jrasberry@cameronisd.net

Coach Rasberry, a 2003 Graduate from Crawford High School, received his Bachelor's Degree from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He is happily married to his wife Laci, and they have 2 children, Brayden and Railyn Youree. He teaches 3rd-5th grade math intervention and coaches varsity football (outside linebackers),
and is the head softball coach
. Coach Rasberry enjoys playing golf, and spending time with his f
amily
 and friends. His life motto is "Do what's right!"
Dominique Steamer
Freshmen Football
Boys Track and Field
(254) 697-2131 Ext. 4018
dsteamer@cameronisd.net

Coach Steamer graduated from Temple High School in 2001 and received his Bachelor’s Degree  from Texas A&M University in 2006. He teaches 8th grade math and coaches Freshman football, varsity tight ends and boys track and field-throwers. He enjoys fishing and hunting, and watching good ole Texas A&M Football in his spare time.. His life motto is “It takes a village to raise a child”


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

Coach Thiry graduated from Yoakum High school in 2011 and received his
Bachelors degree for History at Texas State University San Marcos in 2015. He
currently teaches 8 th grade social studies and coaches football, basketball, and track
& field. He currently lives in Bryan/College Station with his girlfriend Teylor.  His life
motto is “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.”

Kurt Wagner
Freshmen Football
Asst. Baseball
Girls Basketball
(254) 697-3901 Ext. 
kwagner@cameronisd.net

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, is an assistant Girls High School Basketball coach, 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
Asst. Girls Soccer
CJH Tennis
(254) 697-3901 Ext. 
swarner@cameronisd.net

 

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, is an assistant girls high school soccer coach, and is 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
wwhite@cameronisd.net

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."
Trey Young
CJH Football
Boys Basketball
Boys Track
(254) 697-2131 Ext. 4504
tyoung@cameronisd.net

Coach Young, a 1995 Graduate of Yoe High School, received his Bachelor's Degree from Texas A&M University Central Texas in 2011. He is happily married to his wife Jennifer, and they have 2 sons, Jordan and Kobe. Coach Young teaches PE and Special Education at the junior high and coaches football, basketball, track, and golf. He enjoys playing golf, basketball, and coaching kids. His life motto is "A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work" and Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ."
Gary Zeinert
Football - Offensive Coordinator
               Offensive Line

Boys Track
(254) 697-3901 Ext.
gzeinert@cameronisd.net


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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