Mike grew up in Davenport, Oklahoma where he was a high school All-Conference basketball player, All-District football player and was voted Outstanding Academic Athlete. He was named Valedictorian of his senior class in 1992. After high school, Mike accepted an academic scholarship to attend Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Upon graduation from college, Mike married his college sweetheart, Stacy, a founding attorney and partner at McDaniel Acord PLLC. They have been married for 19 years and have two daughters, Avery, 13, and Payton, 10, who both attend Jenks Public Schools. Mike teaches Math at the high school and is returning to Jenks after 3 years as the head coach at Bristow High School. At Bristow, Coach Acord rebuilt a team from last place to a 2nd place conference finish in just two seasons. During his 7 season tenure as an assistant coach at Jenks, the team won over 70% of its games, three Frontier Valley Conference Championships, seven regular season tournaments and qualified for three state tournaments. Prior to coaching at JHS, Mike coached for five years at Haskell High School and for one year at Waukomis High School.
This is my 1st year at Jenks. I graduated from Claremore High School in 2006 and lettered in both baseball and basketball. After high school I went on to Rogers State University to play baseball. When baseball was finished with me I attended the University of Oklahoma and met my now wife of three years, Kim. We both finished our degrees at Northeastern State University. My wife and I have three “4-legged kids,” Boomer (a hound mix), Bronx (Sheppard mix), and JJ (long haired domestic). We love going to the dog park and going on trail walks when we can. I love the Sooners, the Yankees, and the Jenks Trojans! I am very happy and blessed to be a part of the Trojan family. I look forward to a great year! I have previously coached at Edmond Deer Creek and Owasso before making Jenks my home.
I am a third generation to graduate from Jenks. I was an All-State softball player and also played basketball in high school. I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Degree in Science, majoring in Physical Education and Health. I am returning back to Jenks after being gone for four years. I am teaching at Jenks Middle School and coaching JH softball, JH Basketball, and Slow-Pitch Softball. I am excited to be back and Jenks and hope to be here for many more years.From: Alissa King
Coach Parham was born in New York City. He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science. He attended George Washington University where he learned to row crew. He graduated from Rutgers University and played football for Livingston College at Rutgers. He has been teaching Mathematics for over 18 years. He has taught 8 years at Carver Middle School and is beginning his 11th year at Jenks Freshman Academy. He has coached basketball for AAU Tulsa Titans, at Carver middle school and at Jenks. Coach Parham and his wife, Traci have been married 30 years and have two children, Jessica and Daniel.
Coach Aeschleman was born in Peoria, Illinois. Graduated from Peoria Manual High School where she played basketball and ran track. She attended Illinois Central College where she won two National Junior College Championships and was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2002. She and her family moved to Oklahoma 7 years ago from Miami, Florida, where she attended Oklahoma State University(Tulsa) earning her Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Science in 2012. I am a returning Jenks Trojan Coach! And I am very excited to be back with the Lady Trojans Basketball Family.
Coach Aeschleman and husband Brad have been married for 12 years and have five children; Alexis, Bradley, Ciarra, Dominick, and Ethan
Coach Engle is entering his first 8th year as a coach in the Jenks district, but his first on the JHS Girls Basketball staff. He has been coaching in the Tulsa Area for 14 years. He began as an assistant Boys Basketball coach at Boulevard Christian School in Muskogee while attending NSU. Upon graduation he coached on the Owasso Boys Basketball staff for one season before accepting a full time teaching and coaching job at Charles Page High School in Sand Springs. While in Sand Springs, Coach Engle served as the Girls Basketball Varsity Assistant as well as the Varsity Volleyball Coach. In 2008, Coach Engle was hired as the Varsity Volleyball coach at Jenks and stayed in that position for 5 years. In the 2013-14 school year, he joined the Jenks Boys Basketball staff as a 9th grade coach.
Coach Engle is married to Kristi and they have 2 daughters (Alyssa and Brooklynn). In his spare time he enjoys golfing, playing basketball, and taking part in outdoor activities. The Engles look forward to the 2015-16 season and thank all of the Trojan family for their continued support for Jenks Athletics and the student-athletes that take part in the various sports at JHS.
Coach Taylor has been coaching basketball for ten years and this is her sixth year at Jenks. She currently teaches technology classes at Jenks Middle School. She is from Bartlesville and graduated from Oklahoma State University. Before coming to Jenks, Coach Taylor taught and coached at Stillwater High School and Discovery School of Tulsa.