The Tomball Cougar Football Program is led by Head Coach Danny Ramsey ext 2473.
Defensive Coordinator Matthew McKinney
Offensive Coordinator Andrew Huebner
Assistant Coach/Equipment Manager Joseph Heckathorn
Assistant Coach/Video Coodinator James Woodard
Assistant Coach/Head Freshman Kirk Youngdale
Assistant Coach David Curington
Assistant Coach Timothy Dyson
Assistant Coach Chad Gainey
Assistant Coach Christopher Green
Assistant Coach Michael Lynch
Assistant Coach Joshua Meeker
Assistant Coach Scott Reid
Assistant Coach Doug Rush
Assistant Coach Patrick Fleming
Scroll down to see individual bios of the football staff.
Coach Ramsey enters his 5thhead year as a head football coach and athletic coordinator and his second season at the helm of the Tomball Cougars. In the previous 4 seasons, Ramsey has guided teams to 3 playoff appearances and is looking forward to the challenge of another.
Danny Ramsey received his Bachelor’s degree from McPherson College in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Music and Minors in ESL and Sociology, and he obtained a Master’s in Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix. Coach Ramsey was mentored in the triple option offense by its inventor, Emory Bellard, at Westfield High School where he studied the game intently and played on the offensive line as a 2-time All-District selection. Ramsey was blessed to coach with and play for former Chicago Bears Super Bowl Champion coach, Steve Kazor. Kazor mentored Ramsey at McPherson College in Kansas where he earned 3 All Conference letters.
Recruiting out of Hawaii, Washington, Oklahoma, Alabama, Kansas, and Texas, Coach Ramsey spent one year as the offensive line coach at McPherson College where 5 offensive linemen and 1 tight end were named All-conference players; tight end being a unanimous choice. Ramsey coached at Houston Christian High School for 1 season and followed that stint with an offensive coordinating job at 3A Marlin High school where they made the quarterfinals and defeated the likes of 4A Midway, perennial 1A powerhouse Mart, and at the time, 4A number 1 state-ranked, Ennis. Getting closer to home, the Ramsey’s moved to Spring High School for one year, and Coach Ramsey moved on to be the offensive coordinator at Cypress Creek High School after producing an All district Kicker and Tight end. His offenses averaged over 400 yards and 34 points a game for the 5 seasons with the pinnacle coming in 2008 at a clip of 520 yards and 40 points a game. While in Waco, all sports programs progressed under his leadership and multiple sports improved their performances including the baseball and softball programs making the playoffs for the first time in 9 and 11 years respectively.
In his coaching career, Coach Ramsey has assisted the development of players to the Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons, and Cleveland Browns and to attend such schools as the University of Houston, McPherson College, Tabor College, Briar Cliff University, the University of Arkansas, Wayne State University, Lamar University, the University of Nebraska, Harding university, Marietta College, Navarro College, Abilene Christian University, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Howard Payne University, Steven F Austin State University, and Baylor University.
Coach Ramsey’s wife, Pamela, teaches Geometry at Tomball High School, while Ashley -11, Grace -9, and EmmyJo -4 and Dolan(DJ) -1 are overjoyed to attend Tomball schools, and are ecstatic to call themselves Tomball Cougars.
Defensive Coordinator ext 2479
Matthew McKinney begins his second year as the Defensive Coordinator at Tomball High School. Matt attended Hays High School in Buda, TX, received his bachelor's degree from Southwest Texas State University and in 2008 acquired a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas-San Antonio. He has been a high school football coach for the past 15 years where his experience includes five years at Thomas Edison High School in San Antonio, TX as Defensive Coordinator and two years as Offensive Coordinator with both Highlands High School and Del Valle High School. As an assistant Matt also had stops at Hays High School and Austin Bowie. Matt McKinney is the son of Jack McKinney and Dolores Harris. He has five siblings: Adam, Sam, Emily, Jessica and Alegra.
Offensive Coordinator ext. 2479
Andrew Huebner was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. He has been a high school football coach for 13 years. This will be his second season as the offensive coordinator and QB coach at Tomball High. Coach Huebner was the offensive coordinator for Waco and Edison High School prior to arriving at Tomball High School. Andrew is the son of Michael and Tuddie Jones, and Leonel and Gerry Rodriguez. He has two siblings: Kandis Jones and Jazz Jones.
Assistant Coach/Equipment Manager
Joseph Heckathorn will coach the offensive line and is an assistant baseball coach as well. Born in Jasper, TX, Coach Heckathorn has been coaching for 12 years, 3 of which have been for the Pride of Texas, Tomball. He has been married for 10 years to his beautiful wife, Jenny, and has two children; son Gehrig 7, and daughter Sofia 4.
Assistant Coach/Video Coodinator
James Woodard graduated from Lometa High School in Lometa Texas in 2000. During his time there he played Football, Basketball, Baseball and Golf in addition to running Track and Cross Country. He went on to Texas A&M University before transferring and graduating from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. While at Sam he worked as a Student Assistant Coach and Video Coordinator for the Sam Houston State Football Team. He is beginning his 7th year teaching and coaching at the high school level and in his third season at Tomball High School. He has taught and coached in Royal ISD, Whitney ISD and Llano ISD teaching special education, World Geography, Chemisty and IPC. Jim has also coached Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track, Tennis, Golf and Soccer. Jim is married to his beautiful wife of 2 years, Liz and they have a son named Henry Graham Woodard III, who was born last February. In his spare time Coach Woodard enjoys playing golf, fishing, hunting, listening to Texas Country Music and working on his deer lease.
Timothy Dyson , mainstay of Tomball High School, will be coaching Freshman Football and Varsity Baseball this season. Born in Andrews, TX, Coach Dyson has been a coach for 28 years, 19 years as a Tomball Cougar. Tim graduated from Angelo State University in 1983. He and his wife Sheri have three children; Audrey (24), Phillip (23) and Samuel (21).
Chad Gainey is in his 13th year coaching and first year at Tomball. Prior to Tomball, he coached for 3 years in Conroe ISD and 9 years in Louisiana. He will be coaching the safeties and is also the head track coach. Chad is from Slidell, LA where he attended Northshore HS. He is a graduate of McNeese State University, where he was a 4-year letterman on the football team and played in the 1997 FCS National Championship game. He and his wife Jana have been married for 12 years and have 3 children: Chris (9), Matt (8) and Laura (6).
Michael Lynch was born in Hutchinson, Kansas then moved to Iowa where he graduated from Clarion High School. He went on to graduate from University of Northern Iowa tand moved to Houston for his first coaching and teaching assignment. . He has been coaching for a total of 24 years including stops at Eisenhower HS, Spring HS, and Oak Ridge HS, where he has coached football, wrestling, soccer, basketball, baseball, and track. This is his second year at Tomball High School where he is teaching science as well as coaching soccer. Mike has been married to his wife, Maria, for 16 years and has two children, Aaron (13) and Rachel (11).
Scott Reid was born in Dallas, Texas and graduated from De Soto High School in 2001. Scott met his wife, Melissa, at Stephen F. Austin State University where he was a track and field athlete. Scott and Melissa, have been married for four years and are proud parents of their first child Kendall Lacey Reid. Melissa has been working for Cy-Fair ISD the last 4 years as an elementary school teacher. Scott comes from Jersey Village High School where he has taught Algebra 1 for 6 years and coached football and track for five years. Scott will be teaching Math Models at Tomball High School as well as coaching football and basketball.
David Curington was born in Houston, Texas. Coach Curington graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor's degree in 1991, and a Master's degree in 1994. Coach Curington is married to Erin Curington and has two children, Kendall and step-daughter Lainey. He has been coaching for 16 years. Coach Curington will be coaching freshmen football and track.
Freshman Coaching Staff:
Head Freshman Coach
Kirk Youngdale graduated from El Campo High School and Sam Houston State University. He is returning to Tomball High School after coaching football and baseball here from 2000-2008. Most recently, he spent the last 4 years at Langham Creek High School. He has also coached at Aldine, Rusk, Aldine Eisenhower and Montgomery High Schools, and has been a teacher and coach for over 20 years. He and his wife Jonelle have been married 24 years and have two children, Rachel (20) who is a student at UTSA and Tyler (12) who attends TJHS. He enjoys cooking in the back yard, spending time hunting and fishing at his deer lease and working with his Chocolate Lab, Emmy.
Christopher Green was born in Wichita Falls, TX and attended school in Windhorst, TX. He has been coaching for 6 years spending 3 years in Graham, Texas where he coached football, basketball and track. This is is second year at Tomball High School and along with coaching Varsity cornerbacks, Green will call defense for the sophomore team on the sub-varsity level. Green is a graduate of the University of Mary hardin Baylor and while attending UMHB, he was a three-year letterman for the Crusader football team. Coach Green received his BA in Exercise and Sport Science and minored in English. He is a proud father of a 3 year old son named Kollin.
Doug Rush is the Head Baseball Coach and assistant freshman football coach at Tomball High School. After playing college baseball for four years at North Texas State University, Rush began his coaching career in 1986 at his alma mater, Denton High. He was there for seven seasons as the assistant varsity baseball coach also coaching freshman football and 8th grade basketball. From there, Rush went on to Lee College as the pitching coach and then on to head coaching stops at Killeen Ellison, Waller, Spring and now Tomball. During his time coaching at these places, Rush also coached many seasons of football, cross country and basketball. Rush and his wife Sara, an administrator at Cy-Creek High School, have three children. Jordan, Haley, and Nolan.
Joshua Meeker, serves as freshman football and sophomore baseball coach. He began coaching in 2008 and is entering his third year at Tomball. Coach Meeker was born and raised in Houston, TX. He played college baseball in TN before returning to graduate from Sam Houston State University in 2008. He has coached football, basketball, baseball, track and golf during his coaching career. He was married during the 2013 summer to his wife Kelsee.
Patrick Fleming is currently serving as a Freshman Football Coach and Assistant Track Coach. He is an SMU graduate with a degree in Business Management from the Cox School of Business along with being a four year football Letterman while at SMU. He attended Cypress Creek High School in the Houston area prior to attending SMU. He is making the jump to Coaching from the Commercial Real Estate world and is excited to bring his passion for people, education, and athletics to the community of Tomball.