Gregory-Portland High School
Brent Davis begins his 36th year of coaching this fall and has 28 years of experience as a head coach. Coach Davis has been at Gregory-Portland High School for two years where he led the Wildcats to an 8-4 record in 2022 with an appearance in the Area round. In 2021, the Wildcats were Regional Semi-Finalist with a 9-4 record. His overall record is 213-111-1.
Coach Davis started his head coaching career in 2A Banquete where he led the Bulldogs to their first playoff appearance in 23 years and was named South Texas Coach of the Year in 1996. He then coached at 3A Sinton where his team record was 43-9 over four years. The team played in the State Championship and Davis was named South Texas Coach of the Year in 2001. In 2002, Coach Davis took 5A The Colony to the playoffs for the first time in five years. He then went to 4A Alice and led the Coyotes in 2008 to their first undefeated district championship in 23 years with a record of 12-1. In 2008, he was a member of the THSCA All-Star Selection Committee representing the South Class 4A. Prior to coming to Gregory-Portland, Davis coached 12 years at San Angelo Central High School where he was the all-time winningest head football coach with an overall record 95-46.
Coach Davis was selected All West Texas Super Team Coach of the Year in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. He was inducted into the Coastal Bend Coaches Association Hall of Honor in 2013. He served as a director on the Texas High School Coaches Association’s board of directors from 2014-2017. He was then selected as a nominee for President-Elect of the THSCA in 2018 and 2019. Brent is currently on the THSCA Football Advisory Committee representing Region 7.
His father, Bobby Davis, was a legendary coach at Frenship High School. When he retired, he ranked 21st in all time wins for Texas head coaches with 252 wins. Coach Davis played for his dad at Calallen in 1980 and at Frenship in 1981 and 1982. He then went on to play at Angelo State University from 1983-1985 and received his Bachelor’s degree. He received his Master’s Degree in Education from Texas A&M University Kingsville. Coach Davis is married to Toni, who works for Gregory-Portland ISD as a counselor. They have three grown children, Richard (32), Rileigh (29), and Allie (21).
Crowley High School
Coach Carlos Lynn is in his 27th year of coaching. During his first three years, he served as a speech teacher and coach at Wilmer-Hutchins High School in Dallas, TX. He was the Offensive Coordinator during his last year there. He then moved on to Cedar Hill High School in 1998 and was the Defensive Line coach until 2003 when he was elevated to Defensive Coordinator. He served in that capacity until 2008. Coach Lynn served as head football coach at Arlington Seguin for nine years. Lynn has served six years as the head coach of the Cedar Hill Longhorns. He led the Longhorns to the 2020 6A Division 2IIState Finals. Coach Lynn was also selected as Dave Campbell’s Texas High School Football 6A Coach of the Year in 2020. Coach Lynn is currently the Head Football Coach/Athletic Coordinator for the Crowley Eagles.
Coach Lynn graduated 8th in class from Wilmer-Hutchins High School in 1991. He was the team captain of the 1990 4A State Championship team at Wilmer-Hutchins. He received a football scholarship to East Central University. While at East Central, he was a part of the 1992 Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference Championship Team and the 1993 N.A.I.A. Division I National Championship team. Also in 2006, he coordinated the Cedar Hill defense to a 16-0 record en route to the 5A Division II State Championship. Coach Lynn took a 1-9 program at Seguin and turned it into a well-respected playoff team. He has been involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for over 20 years. In 2013, he was awarded the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle Leader of the Year. Coach Lynn has been a three-time finalist for the DFW Tom Landry Coach of the Year Award and has been twice nominated as the THSCA Region 3 Landry Award. Lynn is an Advisory Board Member of Sideline Power and is also a director of the I-20 Football Coaches Clinic.
Coach Lynn is an ordained deacon of the Church at the Inspiring Body of Christ Church (IBOC) in Dallas, TX where the Pastor is Rickie Rush. He is also a motivational speaker and team builder. He is a devoted husband of 24 years to Antwanette Lynn. They have an 18-year-old son named Caleb, a two-time cancer survivor.
Dickinson High School
Coach Snelson has been coaching for 29 years. He has served as a head coach for 19 years, and he is currently completing his 11th year as the District Athletic Director for Dickinson ISD and the head football coach at Dickinson High School. Coach Snelson played football for the Southwest Baptist University Bearcats in Bolivar, Missouri, from 1988-1991. Upon graduation with his Bachelor’s degree in 1991, he joined the Bearcat staff as a graduate assistant. He began his teaching and coaching career in Tarkington ISD and then moved on to coach in East Chambers ISD, Diboll ISD, Pasadena ISD, and presently, in Dickinson ISD. Leading Dickinson to the playoffs for ten consecutive years, Snelson’s Gators advanced to the Quarterfinals in 2014 with a 13-1 record and in 2015 with a 12-2 record. Coach Snelson is the winningest football coach in Dickinson ISD history. He won his 100th game in 2018, and he currently holds a 134-80 career record as a head football coach.
Before taking over the Dickinson program, Coach Snelson served as the head football coach at Pasadena Memorial High School where he led the new program to the playoffs for six consecutive years. He won the District Championship in 2009, the Bi-District Championship in 2007 and in 2009, and the Area Championship in 2007. The Memorial Mavericks were awarded Houston Touchdown Club’s Sportsmanship Award in 2010. Coach Snelson has been named “Coach of the Year” seven times during his career. In addition to being selected as the Coach of the Year in various school districts, he was named the Galveston County Coach of the Year and the Houston Texans’ Coach of the Year in 2014. He has been a finalist five times for the Coach of the Year Award by the Houston Touchdown Club, and he was selected to coach the Bayou Bowl All Star Games in 2010 and 2012. Coach Snelson was inducted into the Greater Houston Area Football Coaches Association Ronnie Bell Hall of Honor in 2016, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Association selected Coach Snelson as “A Coach of Influence” in 2019. John Snelson, his mother Ms. Billie Snelson, a 40-year educator and coach, his brother Andy Snelson, who played football and ran track for the University of Houston Cougars in the 1970’s, and his son Bo Snelson were all inducted into the Pasadena ISD Athletic Hall of Fame in 2020 as a “Family Legacy.” Coach Snelson was selected by the THSCA Region 5 coaches as their nomination for the “Coaching Beyond the Game Award” in 2021 and for the “Tom Landry Award” in 2022. Snelson currently serves as the Committee Chair for the Texas High School Coaches Association Athletic Directors’ Advisory Committee, and he is a member of the Houston Touchdown Club’s Player of the Year Selection Committee.
Coach Snelson has been married for 34 years to Mandy Snelson, a math teacher and curriculum specialist for Dickinson ISD, and they have three grown children. Their son, Bo Snelson, played football at the United States Naval Academy where he served as the offensive team captain as a senior. He retired as a Captain from the US Marines in 2022. Coach Snelson has two daughters. Clara is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Houston. A former math teacher and coach, Clara currently serves as a testing coordinator and administrator in Dickinson ISD. Samantha, his youngest, is a West Point graduate who is currently serving our great nation as a Captain in the United States Army.