Coach Gomez previously coached in California the Rancho Cucamonga Bulls, he comes to Jenks with 11 years of coaching experience including AAU basketball and is currently a coach with the EYG organization.
Taneisha is entering her Seventh Year as a Lady Trojan Basketball Coach where she serves as the Junior Varsity Head Coach and Varsity Assistant. She is a 1997 Peoria Manual High School alum where she participated in Basketball and Track. In 1997-1999 she attended Illinois Central College on a basketball scholarship and won two National Junior College Championships, she and her team were inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2002. In March of 2019 she and her team were inducted into the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame.
Taneisha is a returning Jenks Lady Trojan Coach where she served as the Sophomore Coach and Varsity Assistant from 2009-2011, Taneisha returned in 2015 as a Freshman coach and had a successful season leading her team to win the Frontier Valley Conference Championship. Taneisha and her family moved to Tulsa in 2008 from Miami, Florida. She attended Oklahoma State University-Tulsa where she graduated in 2012 with her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Science. She has been married to her husband Brad for 16 years and they have five children; Alexis, a 2017 Jenks Graduate, Bradley (12th) Ciarra (10th) Dominick (8th) and Ethan(6th) who still attends Jenks Schools.
My Coaching Philosophy: An athlete’s character is more important than their talent, I hope to enhance their leadership skills, self -discipline and work ethic to create well rounded young women on and off the court. I strongly believe that a positive attitude is everything!
Mike is beginning his 12th year as a Jenks Trojan, including the last 5 seasons as head coach of the Lady Trojans. Coach Acord 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 23 years and have two daughters, Avery, a senior National Merit Semi-Finalist at Jenks High School, and Payton, a freshman at Jenks High School. Acord’s coaching career has included stops at Waukomis & Haskell before becoming a Trojan in 2005. As an assistant coach, Mike was on staff for multiple state tournament appearances and conference championships, he left in 2012 to become a head coach at Bristow and returned as head coach of Jenks in 2015 with the goal of rebuilding the program.
To develop, mentor and empower young people to “soar in their strengths” and compete at everything.
Attack – Run on offense, contest all 3-point shots and allow no layups.
Rhythm – Play to our strengths; have a “one count” shooter’s mindset.
Attitude – Hunt for “one more”, press on to the next play.
Hanna Giddens is beginning her first year as the Jenks Maroon 9th grade girls basketball coach. Hanna graduated from Summit Christian Academy in Broken Arrow, where she played every sport possible, but always loved basketball the most. During college, Hanna was an assistant basketball coach at her alma mater and interned with Coach Tiffany Jones at Broken Arrow High School.
Hanna graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2017 with a degree in social studies education. She’s taught Financial Literacy and Oklahoma History at Jenks Freshman Academy for 3 years.
Former Division 1 basketball player at University of Northern Colorado, and professionally overseas in Dubai. Coach Mahone has coached at all levels including stints at Northern Arizona University as Assistant men’s basketball coach from 2002-2004, Assistant Head Coach at Phoenix College 2006-2008, Varsity boys’ basketball assistant at Greeley Central High School, and head 8th grade boys basketball coach in Greeley Colorado. Coach Mahone, “I work with kids all ages to help them enhance their basketball skills and improve their strength and conditioning in summer”.
Coach Jordan Johnson is in her fourth season on the Jenks Lady Trojan coaching staff. An alumni of Jenks, Coach Johnson played basketball and graduated in 2011. Coach Johnson went on to Oklahoma State University where she was involved in many facets of student life along with being a student-athlete. Her Junior year, Coach Johnson had the opportunity to walk on and was later placed on scholarship for the Cowgirls during 2013-14 season. Coach Johnson began her coaching career at Santa Fe South Charter High School in Oklahoma City, followed by founding the girls basketball program and serving as head coach for four years at Alta Vista Charter High School in Kansas City, MO. At Jenks, Coach Johnson teaches Sophomore, World History and AVID, a college preparation and leadership class with a focus on closing the achievement gap. Coach Johnson’s joy is her everyday life with her family. She and her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, are high-school sweethearts, both attended OSU, and have been married for eight years. They have a sweet one year old boy, Jett, and are also expecting a second baby in May!
Coach Taylor has been coaching basketball for 13 years and this is her tenth year coaching at Jenks. She currently teaches Health 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. Coach Taylor and her wife, Emily, have two daughters – Ellie (13) and Oakley (2) – and a third child due in May. The Taylor family is looking forward to a successful 2019-2020 season.