(from left to right) Ariel Tate, Stephen Cannon,
Clayton Hoover, and Cierra Christopher.
Left to Right: Maleny Dominguez,
Christian Kassaye, Elizabeth Phan
Coach Jeff Clarkson is in his 3rd season as the head coach at Plano East. Coach Clarkson is a 1994 graduate of Plano East and
helped lead the basketball team to a state runner-up �inish in his senior season. After high school, Coach Clarkson went on to play
basketball at Collin County Community College (94-96) and Tarleton State University (96-98) where he graduated in 1999. Coach
Clarkson began his coaching career as a graduate assistant for Tarleton State and received his Masters of Education in 2001.
Coach Clarkson spent four years as an assistant coach at Naaman Forest and The Colony High School before getting the head
coaching job at Naaman Forest in 2003. Coach Clarkson spent 9 seasons as the head coach at Naaman Forest leading them to 2
district titles (2008-09, 2011 -12), 4 Bi-District Championships, 1 Region II Championship, and a trip to the State Final Four in
2011 -2012. Coach Clarkson was named District Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2012 while at Naaman Forest. In Coach Clarkson's
�irst year back at Plano East, the Panthers won the District 10-5A Championship with a mark of 10-0. The Panthers ended the
year as Regional Semi-Finalists with a �inal record of 30-6. Coach Clarkson was named 1 0-5A Coach of the Year for the 2012-13
season. In his second season, the Panthers went 19-10 and �inished District 1 0-SA Runner Up and Bi District Champions. Coach
Clarkson has been married to Tera for 10 years and has three children, Trent 6, Malorie 4, and Macey 11 months.
Coach Greg Thomas is in his 18th year with Plano ISO and his 12th year with the Plano East basketball program as a varsity
assistant coach. During this period, the East program has four District Championships and two appearances at Regional's.
Coach Thomas is a 1984 graduate of San Angelo Central High where he was a two sport letter winner in football and basketball.
His team also participated and advanced to Regional's in both sports. Following High School, Coach Thomas accepted a football
scholarship to the University of Arkansas where he led his team to three consecutive bowl appearances from 1985-1987. Coach
Thomas has been married to Renee for 25 years. They have four children, Quiera, Quinae, Da'Ray and Chauncey and three
grandchildren, Lanayea, Kaiden and Kiyah.
Coach Jason Hall is in his 16th year of coaching and is a graduate of Farmersville High School. As a three year starter he helped
the Farmers to three straight district championships and to three straight playoff berths. His senior year, he was named district
MVP, Sherman All-Area MVP, Greenville Dream Team MVP, Greenville All-Millennium team, and 1st team All-State. After
graduation, Coach Hall attended East Texas State, now known as Texas A&M-Commerce on a full athletic scholarship for
basketball and also lettered as a member of the track team. As a four year starter for East Texas State basketball team, Coach
Hall helped the Lions win the LSC Conference championship and led them to their �irst NCAA berth in school history. Along the
way, Coach Hall was a two-time unanimous selection for LSC All-Conference, the LSC Conference Defensive Player of the year,
the LSC Conference MVP, the number one vote getter on the NCAA 011 South All-Region team, and an All-American candidate.
Coach Hall was inducted into the Texas A&M-Commerce Hall of Fame for his basketball career. Plano East is Coach Hall's third
school that he has coached. He also was an assistant coach at Farmersville and South Garland High School. When not coaching,
Coach Hall enjoys spending time with his wife Kari, and his three boys, Jason, Jackson, and Jamison. He also enjoys participating
in various sports and outdoor activities. (Quiera, Quinae, Da’Ray and Chauncey) and 2 grandchildren, (Lenaya and Kaidon).
Coach Matt Wester is in his third year as the Varsity Assistant Coach at Plano East. In his eleven seasons coaching basketball
Coach Wester has served in several different roles. He has served as a Varsity Assistant coach in Lubbock at Trinity Christian
School. He has been a Middle School coach at Rice Middle and Parkhill Junior High. During his �ive years at Naaman Forest he
served as a freshman coach and the JV coach. Coach Wester played on two TAPPS �inal four teams in High School. One of
which was a state championship team. He also played college basketball at Wayland Baptist University. His degree came from
Texas Tech University in 2004. He and his wife Micahl have been married for twelve years and are have three young children.
Levi is �ive, Emery is two, and Claire turns one in January.
Coach Taylor House is in his �irst year with PISD and the Plano East basketball program. He graduated Plano Senior High in
2009 where he played both basketball and football. After high school he attended Texas Tech where he graduated in 2013
and got his degree in Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences. While at Tech he played with practice team for the Texas Tech Lady
Raiders. Coach House is engaged to his Fiance Ashley Hall and will be married in June of 2015.