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Varsity Baseball

The goal of the GCS baseball program is to integrate our faith in Jesus Christ into everything we do as part of the baseball program. We seek to develop character, camaraderie, skills, and great work habits.We will honor God by displaying the talents he has given us through our intensity, competitiveness, and unwavering character.

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Kyle Hope

Varsity Baseball and Football Coach & Assistant Athletic Director

Kyle Hope

Varsity Baseball and Football Coach & Assistant Athletic Director

M.S., Henderson State University

Coach Hope has thirty-eight years of coaching experience on the high school and collegiate levels. He has had coaching stints at Garland High School, Allen High School, Highland Park High School, Richardson High School, and Liberty Christian School. The Highland Park squad captured the 1998 State Championship. This past spring, Coach Hope was instrumental in helping Liberty Christian win the 2019 TAPPS Division 1 State Championship. He was voted Coach of the Year in 2010 while at Richardson, and that same year he was selected to coach in the North Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game. Coach Hope coached two years at Henderson State University completing his Master’s degree and helped guide the team to post-season play each year. Two players were selected in the 1991 draft. In 2012, he accepted the pitching coach/recruiting coordinator position at Ouachita Baptist University. In his first season, the Tiger pitching staff was second in the conference in ERA. Coach Hope became head coach of the Tigers baseball program in 2015. The Tigers reached post-season play in three of his six seasons at Ouachita and three pitchers were taken in the MLB draft during his tenure. Additionally, Coach Hope spent five summers coaching the McKinney Marshals in the Texas Collegiate League earning four playoff appearances, three championship berths and a league title in 2006. He also captured the TCL Coach of the Year honor in 2004. Several players off those squads were selected in MLB drafts. Coach Hope has served as Regional Director for the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association. He is a member of the THSBCA and American Baseball Coaches Association. Coach Hope has been a sponsor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has served in churches as deacon, director of a young married class, and youth Teacher. Kyle and his wife, Cindy, have two children. Daughter, Erin, is married to Jordan Allen and they have two children, Gentry and Camden. They currently serve on the CRU staff at SFA in Nacogdoches, TX. Son, Ryan, is married to Haley and they live in McKinney, TX.

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Donovan Johnson

Baseball Coach

Donovan Johnson

Baseball Coach

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Wesley Johnston

Mathematics, Football & Baseball Coach

Wesley Johnston

Mathematics, Football & Baseball Coach

M.Ed., Lamar University

Wes joined Grace Community School in 2021. He received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education math and a minor in religion from East Texas Baptist University. He later attended Lamar University, receiving a master’s degree in educational administration. Wes has eight years of experience, having served in many roles, including administration, teacher, and coach at both Gladewater High School and Brownsboro High School. Coach Johnston and his wife, Miranda, have two sons, Hudson and Knox, and a dog, Dixie. He loves to hang out with his family, coach, and ride his motorcycle.

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Chris Jones

Bible, Football & Baseball Coach

Chris Jones

Bible, Football & Baseball Coach

Coach Jones joined the Grace Community School in 2022. He has an extensive coaching career, including Allen High School, Decatur High School, and Prestwood Christian Academy. He has an undergraduate and master’s degree from the University of North Texas.

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Steve Spitzer

Football & Baseball Coach

Steve Spitzer

Football & Baseball Coach

Coach Spitzer joined the GCS baseball staff in 2008. He served four years as the middle school assistant coach and head coach from 2012 to 2016. In 2017, he assumes the varsity assistant coaching position. Time flies when you’re having fun! Coach Spitzer graduated from Baylor Law School. He and his wife, Trish, have four sons:  Jacob (GCS Class of 2013), Jonny (Class of 2015), Josh (Class of 2017), and Joseph (Class of 2020). The family attends Grace Community Church.

Junior Varsity Baseball

The goal of the GCS baseball program is to integrate our faith in Jesus Christ into everything we do as part of the baseball program. We seek to develop character, camaraderie, skills, and great work habits.We will honor God by displaying the talents he has given us through our intensity, competitiveness, and unwavering character.

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Wesley Johnston

Mathematics, Football & Baseball Coach

Wesley Johnston

Mathematics, Football & Baseball Coach

M.Ed., Lamar University

Wes joined Grace Community School in 2021. He received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education math and a minor in religion from East Texas Baptist University. He later attended Lamar University, receiving a master’s degree in educational administration. Wes has eight years of experience, having served in many roles, including administration, teacher, and coach at both Gladewater High School and Brownsboro High School. Coach Johnston and his wife, Miranda, have two sons, Hudson and Knox, and a dog, Dixie. He loves to hang out with his family, coach, and ride his motorcycle.

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Mike Lee

Athletic Coordinator, Softball & Basketball Coach

Mike Lee

Athletic Coordinator, Softball & Basketball Coach

Mike will be serving as the Athletic Coordinator for Grace Community School. He will also serve as the middle school men’s head basketball coach and the assistant high school softball coach. Before coming to Grace, Coach Lee has been an athletic director and coached basketball, cross country, softball and track.  As a head cross country coach, his teams finished in the top ten in state seven out of eight years with two State Championship runner ups. At both Bishop Gorman and All Saints Episcopal, he was part of a staff that broke the single-season record for wins in women’s basketball. 

Mike and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters. Their youngest daughter, Brooke, lives and works in Plano, Texas. Brittany is married to Aaron Bonneville, and they have two children, Corbin and Harper, and reside in Keller, Texas. 

Middle School Baseball

The goal of the GCS baseball program is to integrate our faith in Jesus Christ into everything we do as part of the baseball program. We seek to develop character, camaraderie, skills, and great work habits.We will honor God by displaying the talents he has given us through our intensity, competitiveness, and unwavering character.

NEWS

CALENDAR

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Wesley Johnston

Mathematics, Football & Baseball Coach

Wesley Johnston

Mathematics, Football & Baseball Coach

M.Ed., Lamar University

Wes joined Grace Community School in 2021. He received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education math and a minor in religion from East Texas Baptist University. He later attended Lamar University, receiving a master’s degree in educational administration. Wes has eight years of experience, having served in many roles, including administration, teacher, and coach at both Gladewater High School and Brownsboro High School. Coach Johnston and his wife, Miranda, have two sons, Hudson and Knox, and a dog, Dixie. He loves to hang out with his family, coach, and ride his motorcycle.

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Chris Jones

Bible, Football & Baseball Coach

Chris Jones

Bible, Football & Baseball Coach

Coach Jones joined the Grace Community School in 2022. He has an extensive coaching career, including Allen High School, Decatur High School, and Prestwood Christian Academy. He has an undergraduate and master’s degree from the University of North Texas.