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Jim Wood

This will be my fifth year at Maypearl and my 27th year teaching and coaching.  I attended Tivy high school in Kerrville, Texas.  I graduated from Schreiner College, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  I have been married to my loving wife Connie for 33 years.  She is in her 18th year as an elementary second grade teacher in Joshua.  We have four children and two grandchildren.  Our oldest daughter is married and has two boys.  She is a nurse and lives in Grandview.  Our middle daughter lives in Cleburne and works in Burleson.  Our son is going to graduate school at the University of Derby in England.  He plays mens volleyball for the University andi is also playing mens semi-pro indoor and sand volleyball in England.  He is studying to be a physical therapist.  Our youngest daughter is attending Texas A&M studying environmental science.

I am entering my fifth year as the art teacher and head volleyball and tennis coach at Maypearl High School.  I teach basic art skills, computer graphics and illustration, photography to advanced art and techniques.  I have been an accomplished artist for over 30 years.  I have had my art displayed in galleries, I have been in several art shows and have had private exhibits and showings.  I prefer pencil and pastel pencil as my favorite medium to work with.  I like to get very detailed with my work to where it looks like a photogragh.  My favorite subject matter is western and wildlife.

In college I did a lot of professional photography.  I did some portrait and wedding photography but mostly rodeo photgraphy.  I was on the road a lot in the spring and summer going to rodeos every weekend. I had several pictures published and even made the cover of the Rodeo Times magazine.  

This is my 28th year coaching and 22nd as a head coach.  I have coached at all levels, 1A-6A.  I stay very active in volleyball both coaching and playing.  I have coached many club teams, have coached one team in Hawaii and  I took my team to Disney for a tournament three years ago and we are going to Universal Studios this year to play.  I played mens volleyball for many years and have participated in the US Open National Volleyball Championships three times.  Once as a coach and twice as a player.  Although at my age my playing days have slowed down quite a bit. :)  I feel I am very fortunate to be the head coach at Maypearl.  Maypearl has always had a great winning tradition and I am hoping to keep that winning tradition going.  Last year we made the Region Finals for the first time in school history.  The girls work so hard for me and want to succeed.  I truly love coaching these girls and look forward to seeing what amazing things they can accomplish as athletes.