Middle School Track & Field

Middle School Track & Field

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Danny Dobbs

Danny Dobbs

Head Coach - Boys

Danny started teaching at Grace in 2007. He taught biology in the high school and now teaches 8th grade Life Science. He has coached football (JH and HS), baseball (HS), and track (JH and HS), and basketball (JH). His wife and family are members of Glenwood Church of Christ. He received his B.S. and M.S. from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M, Commerce). He has been teaching school since 1972 and the last ten years here at Grace have been the greatest.
Alison Radcliffe

Alison Radcliffe

Head Coach - Girls

Alison graduated from Drake University with an All Science Secondary Education degree. She attends Grace Community Church on Old Jacksonville with her husband, Ric, who also teaches at GCS. She coaches seventh grade girls volleyball, basketball, and track. She has taught and coached at the middle school level since 2013.
Tracy Holcomb

Tracy Holcomb

Assistant Coach

Tracy has worked as a middle school and high school teacher since 2007 at Santa Fe Middle School, Bay Area Christian School, and Grace Community School since 2014. He teaches eighth US history and is an assistant coach for boys varsity basketball, cross country, and track. Tracy received his bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University and his master’s degree in Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Tracy and his wife, Debra, have two children. Joshua is a student at Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky and their daughter, Hannah, attends Grace. Tracy is also currently serving as bi-vocational student pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Tyler.

Kiave' Glover

Kiave' Glover

Assistant Coach

Coach Glover grew up in Nacogdoches, Texas where he fell in love with football at an early age. He played quarterback and wide receiver for Nacogdoches High School until transferring to Legacy High School in Tyler, Texas during his junior year where he started at outside wide receiver until unfortunately injuring his left knee, ending his senior season. Coach Glover went on to play four games for Howard Payne University until injuring his lower back and ultimately ending his football career. Coach Glover joined Grace Community School in 2019 and coaches the outside linebackers at the varsity level and wide receivers and secondary at the middle school level. He currently attends Tyler Junior College to attain his certification in Emergency Medicine and enjoys spending time with his wife, Miranda Glover, and his son, Aziel Glover, as they eagerly await the arrival of their second child next year.

John Keeling

John Keeling

Assistant Coach

John has been at Grace High School since 2012 where he has taught Modern World History, Debate, US History, AP US History, Government, Economics, and AP Government.  He currently teaches AP US History, along with the regular and AP Government and Economics classes.  He also serves as the History department chair at the high school.  Since the spring of 2018 John has also coached middle school and high school pole vault.  John had 17 years of public school teaching experience in Houston and East Texas before coming to Grace.  John received his B.S. in Political Science in 1994 from Texas A&M University, where he met his wife Bonita (Bo) Keeling.  They have 2 daughters who attend Grace.  John loves to hike, camp, run and read with his family.

Steve Olson

Steve Olson

Assistant Coach

Steve Olson is a bit of a Renaissance Man at Grace Community School. Whether it’s teaching math, coaching football, directing Student Government, chaperoning 7th grade outings, or “photo-logging” the middle school journey for his beloved students, “Mr. Olson” excels at all he does. It’s possible that he’s good at other things as well, but where would he find time?

Mr. Olson is known for building great relationships with his students and athletes. Many students proclaim, “I love math because of Mr. Olson!” Tough but fair, he maintains a healthy balance of discipline in the classroom with humorous interludes. Students remember his meaningful devotions that encompass science, life, and the teenage experience. Students often remember him in high school and stop by his room in the mornings before their classes to visit with their middle school mentor.

Perhaps Mr. Olson is such a great teacher and coach because he is still a great student. He is always looking for ways to improve his teaching and coaching, and his drive to be better rubs off on his students. As the leader of the middle school Student Government, he strikes the perfect balance between prodding to action and recognizing the limits of the students and organization. He leads them in service and exhorts them to join him in assisting others.

Steve Olson has been gifted and trained by God in so many different ways, and we are thrilled that he uses all of those talents at Grace Community School. He is truly one of the Hearts Behind the Blue Ribbon Award!

Shawn Wilson

Shawn Wilson

Assistant Coach

Shawn joined the coaching staff of GCS in 2018 assisting with JH track and field in shot put and discus. In 2019, he added JH football, coaching the defensive line and receivers. Shawn graduated from California Baptist College in 1998 with a bachelors in religious studies. Shawn ran track both at the high school and collegiate level for over 12 years. Shawn and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for 18 years and have six children, five are current Grace students. Shawn is also one of the co-owner of the Tyler Rock Gym.