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Meet the Coaches

Davin Nelson and his family are excited to be returning members of the Daingerfield Tiger Nation.  He is extremely excited and feels blessed to have the opportunity to serve his second year as the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach.  Coach Nelson is a graduate of Tatum High School and Jarvis Christian College.  He previously served in the USMC before starting his coaching career in 2007 at John Tyler High School.  In 2008 Coach Nelson went to Jacksonville High School where he coached running backs in 2009, defensive backs in 2010 and the secondary from 2011 through 2014.  In 2014 Coach Nelson served as Assistant Head football, Defensive Coordinator and Head Boys Track Coach at Woodville High School until coming to Daingerfield in 2016.  Prior to becoming the AD/HFC in 2018, Nelson also served as the Assistant Head Football, Defensive Coordinator and Head Track Coach here in Daingerfield.  “I would like to thank the school board and community for all their support.  Our family has felt welcomed and loved here in Daingerfield.  Most importantly thank you to our parents, booster club and fans for taking such good care of our Tigers and allowing us to coach them.”

Dana J. Carter is entering her 20th year at Daingerfield High School.  She serves as Girls Coordinator, Head Girls Cross Country Coach, Head Girls Track coach and World History teacher.  Dana is a graduate of Post High School in Post, Texas and of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.  Dana and her husband, Mike, have been married for 23 years and have one daughter, Laura age 16.

Hunter Henzler is entering his 7th year in Education, 4rd year at Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD.  He is coaching Linebackers and will serve as the Head Softball coach as well.  He teaches Calculus, Financial Math and Math College Prep at DHS.  Hunter is an Alumni of Slaton High, South Plains College and Lubbock Christian University, where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree.  He has been married to his beautiful wife Brityn for 2 years. 

Curtis Lewis is a 1978 graduate of DHS.  After high school he attended Prairie View A&M University and received his B.S degree.  He came back home in 1983 to accept a coaching/teaching position at DHS.  He has been a part of many state championships while in Daingerfield, starting with playing on the 1977 State Championship Basketball team.  During his 35 years of coaching/teaching here at Daingerfield he has been proud to have coached several State Championship football teams and track teams.  Coach Lewis is married to Lesia Lewis, principal of West Elementary.  They have two children and five grandchildren.  He is an active member of Mt. Mitchell Church of Christ.

Tyren Watts is a 2nd year coach and will be coaching wide receivers and cornerbacks. He played college football at Texas A@M Commerce and graduated from there in 2016. He graduated from New Waverly High School where he was an All-State football, basketball and State track champion.

Brad Moughon and his family are entering their 4th year at Daingerfield.  His previous coaching stops were in Alpena High School in Alpena, MI where he served as the Head Football Coach and at Tatum High School from 2008-2014 where he served as the Offensive Coordinator for his last 3 years.  He graduated from Hallsville High School, received his BA from Letourneau University, and MA from Stephen F. Austin State University.  He will be serving as the newly appointed Junior High Assistant Principal, Coaching QB’s, and the Head Golf Coach.  He resides in Daingerfield with his wife Angie Moughon and 6 children – Kolbie, Cash, Rocky, Gray, Locke and Creed. 

Russell Crane enters his 5th year at Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD teaching and coaching.  He is now located on the high school campus after being at the junior high for the first 4 years of service.  He will be teaching World Geography and coaching the O-Line as well as an assistant basketball coach.  He is a graduate of Texas A&M Texarkana and is excited to be returning as a Tiger. 

Danny Mitchell will be starting his 22nd year in coaching.  He will be coaching defensive backs in football and will be the Head Coach for Boys Track.  He graduated from DHS in 1985 and attended Lamar University on a track scholarship from 1985 to 1990.  He coached at DHS from 1997 through 2000 then Tatum High School from 2001 to 2017 as the Girls Head Track coach and won State Championships in football in 2005 and 2006.  In 2007 he was an assistant Boy Track coach and won a state championship and again in 2012 and 2013 as the Girls Head Track coach.  He resides in Longview with his wife Erica of 21 years.  His daughter, Destiny Jones Smith, age 29 is a teacher/coach as well and his son Danny Jr. is a freshman at TJC.

Zach Nell will be coaching his 3rd year at Daingerfield, his 4th year overall as a coach and teacher. He is from Grapevine, TX and graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Education.  He will be coaching outside linebackers in football, and be an assistant basketball and track coach. 

Jermaine Mitchell is a 2003 Daingerfield High School graduate and led the Daingerfield baseball team to their first and only State appearance in 2003.  He then went on to play baseball at Texarkana College and the University of North Carolina Greensboro.  He was drafted in 2006 by the Oakland Athletics in the 5th round and played from 2006 to 2014 with the Oakland A’s, Philadelphia Phillies and the Minnesota Twins.  He will enter his 2nd year at Daingerfield as the RB coach and Head Baseball coach. 

Willard Templeman enters his 1st year at Daingerfield-LS ISD teaching and coaching.  Coach Templeman is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University.  He will be teaching Science and will also coach Jr High football, basketball and track.

Ben Ramirez is entering his 7th year at Daingerfield-LS ISD.  Coach Ramirez is currently the High School assistant principal after serving one year at the Jr. High.  He also begins his 21st year of his coaching career.  He is a native of Gering, Nebraska.  He played baseball for Fort Scott Community College in Kansas.  Coach Ramirez obtained his Bachelors of Science from Texas A&M-Commerce and Masters of Education from Lamar University.  He is the Father of three children, Ryan 23, Jayley 22 and Brett 14.

Marcus Latimore was born and raised in Hugo, OK where he attended and graduated from Hugo High School.  He is currently in his 12th year of coaching with previous stints at Sherman and Clarksville high schools.  His current duties at Daingerfield High School are Head Coach Girls Basketball, assisting in Volleyball and Track, while teaching P.E. and ISS instructor.

Jana McGoldrick is excited to start her 12th year at Daingerfield-LS ISD.  She will be coaching the DJHS Lady Tigers and teaching 6th grade Social Studies.  She has been married to her wonderful husband Robert McGoldrick for 28 years, they met when they were both coaching and teaching at a school near Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Thirteen years ago they moved back to North East Texas to be near family.  This is her 30th year in education and coaching.  She was head Volleyball coach for 19 years, both in Texas and Florida.  She started her coaching career at LeTourneau College in the mid 1980’s.  She enjoys all sports, reading and gardening.  Faith and family are very important to Coach McGoldrick and Bob, they are active members of First Baptist Pittsburg where they both sing in the choir.  She’s proud that she has two new great nieces!  Coach McGoldrick is ready for another GREAT year at Daingerfield…GO BIG BLUE!!!

Latoya Williams is entering her 13th year at Daingerfield-LS ISD and her 11th year coaching Jr. High Volleyball, Basketball and Track.  She also teaches 8th grade Science.  She has a 6 year old, Joshua Alexander.

Bobby Alford is entering he 2nd year at Daingerfield.  He was born and raised in Omaha, TX.  He has previously coached football and track at both Mount Pleasant and Clarksville.  He will be teaching Environmental Science.  He has previously taught many other science courses such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Anatomy.  He also has degrees in Sports Management, Sports Administration and music.  He attended the University of Arkansas-Monticello and Southern Nazarene University.   He will be coaching Tennis, Powerlifting and Volleyball.  He is married to Ashton Alford.

Averi Nelson is in her 5th year as Athletic Trainer at Daingerfield.  After graduating from Upper Iowa University with a BS in Athletic Training, she attended A.T. Still University while working at Quitman ISD.  She graduated with her Master’s Degree in Human Movement/Sports Conditioning in 2010, and went on to work at Jacksonville ISD, TMI Sports Medicine – Home of the Texas Rangers, and Woodville ISD.  Averi is a BOC Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer with many other certifications.  She covers all sports and athletes at Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD.  She is the mother of Ainsley (3 years) and Kenna (7 months).

Brittney Jacobs is entering her 8th year of Education and first year at Daingerfield. She is coaching Volleyball, Softball and Track, while teaching Tech Apps and PE on the Junior High Campus. Brittney is a dog mom to a 2 year old Mal-Shi named Kobe.