Coach Derick Roberson is a native of Houston, Texas. After graduation from high school Coach Rob attended Texas Tech University where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies in 1994. Coach Rob has one mission in life and that’s to build relationships that will help enhance the overall growth and success of student-athletes.
In 1995, Roberson began his teaching career at George Washington Carver Elementary in Dallas ISD before going on to begin his coaching career at Quintanilla Middle School. In 1998, he transferred to Skyline High School where he served as the offensive coordinator and college recruiting coordinator for 10 years.
In 2008, Roberson became the head football coach at Bryan Adams High School and, in his first year, led the Cougars to the playoffs for the second time in 25 years. In his five-year tenure at B.A., the Cougars made the playoffs three times. Roberson was known for his ability to help high school athletes get to the collegiate level. While at B.A., he was instrumental in helping 23 athletes pursue their dreams of playing college football. More remarkably, Roberson has helped 147 high school athletes reach their goals of playing college football in his 21 years as a football coach.
Derick is married to Shannon Mills. They have two daughters: Taylor, 22, a senior at Texas Tech, and Jasmine, 19, a freshman at Texas Tech.
Coach Roncarlos Grace is entering his 22 year of coaching and will serve as the Offensive Coordinator for Memorial High School. He has always had a passion for teaching young athletes the fundamentals of sports. His greatest joy comes from seeing young men and women excel both in the classroom as well as athletic competitions. His favorite quote is “At the end of the day… Let there be no excuses, no explanations, and no regrets.” -unknown.
A native of Louisiana, he prides himself on leading by example, and being a positive role model for every student he coaches. A multi-sport athlete at McNeese State University, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Human Performance.
After coaching in the highest classification in Louisiana for four years, Ron moved to McKinney, TX in 2000. With coaching experience in McKinney, Lewisville, and Dallas ISD, he has 18 years of combined coaching experience in Class 4, 5, and 6A in the state of Texas.
Ron is married to JoBina Grace (Asst. Principal at Phillips Elementary). They have three boys: Bryce (2017 Graduate of Baylor University), Blake (Senior at Dallas-Skyline), and Reece (2nd Grader at Phillips Elementary).
Bryan O’lNeal enters his first season as the Warriors’ Defensive Coordinator. A native of Stilwell, Oklahoma, Bryan attended Stilwell High School, where he lettered three years in football. He went on to attend Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1999. Coach O’Neal began coaching at Stilwell High (his alma mater) while a student at Northeastern State University in 1996.
After serving as the Offensive Line coach at Okmulgee (OK) High School in 1999, O’Neal joined the staff of Berry Middle School in Mesquite ISD in 2000 and was promoted to the staff at Dr. John Horn High School the following year.
In 2008, he left his position as the Defensive Coordinator at Horn to accept the Athletic Director/Head Football position at Community High School in Nevada, Texas. Under his leadership, the Braves achieved their first football playoff berth and playoff win in 35 years; while also breaking playoff droughts in volleyball, baseball, and softball. In 2016, Bryan accepted the role of Defensive Coordinator on the inaugural staff at Braswell High School in Denton.
Bryan earned a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Texas A&M-Commerce in 2009. He and his wife, Tracie, have two children – Kaden (age 13), and Cooper (age 10). Tracie is the National Sales Director for Cheerleading Company and also serves as the Head Cheer Coach at the University of North Texas in Denton.
Alan Copeland will be coaching the Offense Line and will be the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Alan earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Communication from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX. Alan played college ball at ACU, and previously coached high school football at Heritage High School, in Frisco,TX. Alan and his wife, Stephanie, have one child named Jaylynn.
Paul Burgos is native of Corpus Christi TX. Paul Burgos is a graduate of Rockwall High School when he was a multi-sport standout athlete. Coach Burgos will enter his first season at Memorial High School as Varsity Wide Receivers Coach. Paul Burgos is entering his 11th year of coaching. Paul Burgos played wide receiver at Kilgore college and Texas A&M- Commerce. Once he graduated with Bachelor in Human Health with minor in Education. Paul Burgos coached Wide Receivers at both his Alma mater (Kilgore College 08-10 / Texas A&M-Commerce 10-13). Coach Burgos has passion with developing young men and woman to be respectful and successful adults.
Hank Casey will be coaching Running Backs and will be an assistant baseball coach. Hank earned his Bachelors degree in Business while playing college baseball from McMurry University in Abilene, TX in 2007. Hank recently was the Pitching coach at DeSoto High School in DeSoto, TX and was the Head Baseball coach and assistant football coach at San Angelo Lake View before that. Hank is married to his wife Katie and they have 4 children, triplets Audrey, Laine, and Drew who are 7, and Mattie who is 2.
Coach Jerry Hanlin is a native of Oklahoma and earned a Bachelors of Arts in Education with a minor in Social Studies from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. Coach Hanlin began his coaching career in 2002 in Cleveland, OK. Then he became the Special Teams Coordinator and head track coach at Fort Gibson High School. Hanlin served as the Defensive Coordinator at Victory Christian in Tulsa, OK before moving to Shiloh Christian in Springdale, AR. Coach Hanlin is coming to Memorial from Morris High School in Oklahoma where he served as the Head Football and Track Coach the previous three years. Jerry and his wife, Shellie, a native of Ft. Worth, have three children in Frisco ISD- Cade, Jett, and Alexis.
Stevan Hartford will be coaching Outside Linebackers and will be an Assistant Boys Basketball coach. Stevan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Southern University in Baton Rouge Louisiana. Stevan will be entering his 17th year of coaching.
Kevin J. McGlathery joins the Warriors from McKinney High School. He will coach Corner Backs and assist with Baseball. Kevin moved to the area from New Orleans, Louisiana where he taught high school math and coached Girls Basketball. Most recently, he coached defensive backs/wide receivers and assistant boys basketball. Kevin earned his Bachelor Degree in Finance from Morehouse College in 2003. He resides in McKinney with his wife Donyell and their two boys Kevin (Deuce) age 6 and Kamden age 5.
Spencer Jennings will be coaching inside linebackers and boys shotput and discus. Spencer earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in education from the University of North Texas in 2013. He previously worked in the Lewisville district at Hebron High School from 2014-2018. Spencer is married to his wife Brie, and they have two dogs named Gracie and Duncan.