Kenneth Decuir is in his fourth year as the Head Boy’s Track & Field Coach at Paetow High School in Katy, TX and his 15th year coaching JH/high school athletes. He was previously the jumps coach at Tompkins High School in Katy, TX. He coached the 2017 6A High Jump state champion and has had a jumper qualify for the Regional meet every year of his high school career. As the head coach at Paetow High School, Kenneth has had a Regional qualifier in each year of the school’s short existence including the 2019 5A State Long Jump Champion. This long jumper went on to be the top ranked long jumper and the second ranked triple jumper in the country for the 2020 season. Decuir is from New Iberia, LA where he graduated from New Iberia Senior High School. While in high school, he played basketball and track. He was a two time LA State Championship qualifier in the high jump and had a high school best of 7’0”. He went on to jump at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. While at McNeese, he was a two time All Conference jumper with a best of 7’2.25”.
2017 6A High Jump State Champ, 2019 5A Long Jump State Champ, Multiple Regional Qualifiers
I enjoy seeing the growth of the kids as athletes and young adults. I enjoy cooking, fishing, and reading. My athletic career was most influenced by Hollis Conway.
LeVar Brown is in his fourth year as the horizontal jumps coach at Paetow High School in Katy, Texas and is in his ninth year of coaching both Track and Basketball. He has been able to spend time in many areas around the state; coaching at Odessa Permian, Conroe, Cuero, Jasper, and Katy Paetow. He has been able to coach jumpers to at least the regional meet at every school he has coached at as well as former athletes becoming state runner-ups/champion the following years after leaving schools (Permian/Cuero).
In 2019 LeVar coached two athletes to the state meet who had never participated in the events prior to that season; one in long jump (boy) and one in triple jump (girl). The long jumper went on to win the Texas UIL State Championship in 2019 and was number one in the country (LJ) and tied for number two in the country (TJ) in 2020. The Triple Jumper was top five in the country during the 2020 season. LeVar is from San Angelo, Texas and is a graduate from San Angelo Central High School where he played basketball, ran track, and still currently holds the school triple jump record. He attended Prairie View A&M University where he triple jumped for a short time before injury rerouted his athletic career.
2019 UIL State Champion Long Jumper, 2019 UIL State Qualifying Triple Jumper, 2019 UIL Region 3 Champion Triple Jumper, Multiple Regional Qualifiers (2013-Present)
My favorite part of coaching is seeing the athlete grow, overcome adversity, and achieve feats they may have once thought were not possible. My favorite Playlist song is "Bring the Rukus" by the Wu-Tang Clan. I laugh so hard I cry when Coach Kenneth Decuir talks about his favorite movie. My biggest influence as a coach is my high school track coach.
RUQAYYA GIBSONhas touched the lives of students, athletes and coaches around the country with her inspirational style of coaching earning the name 1 Inspired Coach. Coach Gibson has a personal mission to inspire everyone she encounters to find and achieve their own personal greatness.
As a coach, Gibson has helped her athletes earn over 2 million dollars in scholarship funding. Gibson has led her team to win 5 consecutive District and Regional championships and 4 consecutive State top 3 team finishes. In 2016 her team was the only team (male or female) to achieve top 3 national rankings in all three sprint relays. In addition to earning scholarships and winning championships she has helped her athletes learn to win in life.
Gibson’s honors include being inducted on the Cy-Fair ISD Wall Of Fame, Texas Track Coach of The Year, a Brooks Inspiring Coach, and Vype Magazine Coach of The Year.
Gibson is also a dynamic keynote speaker, author, and Co-Founder of the Damani Gibson Foundation.
Gibson has coached numerous nationally ranked athletes and her team’s 4x100 has run fast enough to qualify for NCAA preliminary rounds.
Notable Female Nationally Ranked Performances:
Long Jump 21’3”
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Team State Runner Up 2014, 2016, State 3rd Place Team 2015, 2017, Event State Champions 4x100, Long Jump, 800
Helping people discover hidden potential. Dedicated by Damani Gibson, slang, my son Damani
I have been lucky to coach many talented vaulters over the years. I have had a regional qualifier every year I have coached and two state qualifiers including a state champion in 2013. I believe pole vaulting is a developed skill that can be taught in many different settings with solid foundational coaching.
12 regional qualifiers/ 2 state qualifiers
My name is Corey L. Adams and out of the 20 plus years that I've been coaching, I have had the pleasure to coach the throwers for 10 of those years. I started with the throwers during the 2007-08 school year. I believe there are so many ways to skin a cat but, if you focus on the needs of the individual they will grow and learn better from that.
7 Regional Qualifiers in shot & Disc and 2 State Qualifiers in Shot & Disc
(1) I love seeing the athletes faces when they do well. (2) My favorite song is "Summertime" by Will Smith. (3) I love old Eddie Murphy movies. (4) I can't choose just 1 so I'd have to say both of my parents have been the most inspirational people in my life.