Basketball – Men’s

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Varsity Basketball
Junior Varsity Basketball
Middle School Basketball

Varsity Basketball

Basketball is a great game, but it is just that, a game. The value of the game comes from what we learn in the process. “Teamness” is a GCS word; it is about being a part of something bigger than ourselves. It is the challenge of sacrificing for each other and bringing our best effort for those around us so that the whole is greater than the parts. I Cor. 12:14 says, “For the body is not one member, but many.” I Cor. 12:25-26 also states, “so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.” GCS Basketball – we win, lose, love and learn together!

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Eddie Francis

Associate Athletic Director & Head Basketball Coach

Eddie Francis

Associate Athletic Director & Head Basketball Coach

Prior to coming to Grace Community in 2022, Eddie had been with All Saints for 30 years.  He served as Director of Athletics for 20 years, was Director of Development for 5 years, and Head of Middle School for 5 years.  He has coached varsity basketball for 15 years and varsity baseball for 3 years.  During his tenure at All Saints, the school has won five TAPPS Overall Championships and finished as runner-up twice.  He has been selected District Coach of the Year 10 times, led 4 teams to the TAPPS Final Four, and was awarded the Edd Burleson Leadership Award in 2017.   He received his Bachelors in Kinesiology from Jarvis Christian College and his Masters in Education Leadership from UT Tyler.  Eddie has been married to Misty for 30 years and has two sons Aston (25) and Logan (20).  The Francis family are long time members at First Christian Church. 

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Jonathan Barker

Basketball Coach

Jonathan Barker

Basketball Coach

Coach Barker has worked as the Teen and Health & P.E. Director for the Boys & Girls Club in Arlington, TX. He brings forth a personal background with over twenty plus years of love, play, and commitment to the sport of basketball. Jonathan graduated from Tyler Legacy High School and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. Jonathan and his wife Sarah have two children, Israel and Rowan.

Junior Varsity Basketball

Basketball is a great game, but it is just that, a game. The value of the game comes from what we learn in the process. “Teamness” is a GCS word; it is about being a part of something bigger than ourselves. It is the challenge of sacrificing for each other and bringing our best effort for those around us so that the whole is greater than the parts. I Cor. 12:14 says, “For the body is not one member, but many.” I Cor. 12:25-26 also states, “so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.” GCS Basketball – we win, lose, love and learn together!

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Jonathan Barker

Basketball Coach

Jonathan Barker

Basketball Coach

Coach Barker has worked as the Teen and Health & P.E. Director for the Boys & Girls Club in Arlington, TX. He brings forth a personal background with over twenty plus years of love, play, and commitment to the sport of basketball. Jonathan graduated from Tyler Legacy High School and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. Jonathan and his wife Sarah have two children, Israel and Rowan.

Middle School Basketball

Basketball is a great game, but it is just that, a game. The value of the game comes from what we learn in the process. “Teamness” is a GCS word; it is about being a part of something bigger than ourselves. It is the challenge of sacrificing for each other and bringing our best effort for those around us so that the whole is greater than the parts. I Cor. 12:14 says, “For the body is not one member, but many.” I Cor. 12:25-26 also states, “so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.” GCS Basketball – we win, lose, love and learn together!

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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.