Julian wells - Jlt  9th Grade coach 

This is Lisa Sim’s second year coaching girl’s basketball for Jenks Middle School.  Lisa serves as the Board Chairwoman for the Daily Family YMCA.  She is also a Reach&Rise therapeutic mentor.  Lisa and her husband, Jerry, have four children: Cameron, Jaxon, Alexandra, and Chase.  

  • Mike Acord – Head Coach
  • Amanda Taylor – Associate Head Coach
  • Taneisha Aeschleman – JV Head Coach
  • Courtney Bennett – Sophomore Head Coach
  • Jordan Johnson – Performance Coach
  •  Julia Wells – 9th Grade Coach
  • Ray Mahone – Middle School Maroon Coach
  • Lisa Sims – Middle School White Coach

This is Jordan's third season as a member of the Lady Trojan coaching staff. This year marks her second year as the Player Performance Coach for girls basketball. Her goals are to develop the whole athlete as they acquire new skills, strength, conditioning, and knowledge of  general health on and off the court. Coach Johnson is a native of Tulsa and a 2007 graduate of Jenks High School, now returning to Tulsa from Kansas City. Her university experience includes graduating from Oklahoma State with a degree in secondary education.

 At Oklahoma State, she walked on the Cowgirls team and was placed on scholarship in 2010. She has coached in a variety of roles, including starting and developing a varsity program in a charter school in Kansas City, MO. Coach Johnson enjoys her current role  because of the opportunity to work with a variety of age groups, support what their coaches are doing, and give them the tools to develop themselves physically into the athlete capable of whatever they set their mind to. Jordan has been married to her husband  Jeremiah Johnson for seven years. This year they welcomed their son, Jett Johnson (5 months), into the family and have loved every second of life with Jett!

Mike Acord - Jlt head coach

Taneisha Aeschleman - jv head coach

lisa sims  - Jlt coach 8th Grade white

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 22 years and have two daughters, Avery, 17, and Payton, 13, who both attend Jenks Public Schools. 


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.

courtney bennett - sophomore  head coach

Amanda taylor - Jlt assistant Head coach

Coach Taylor has been coaching basketball for 12 years and this is her ninth year coaching at Jenks.  She currently teaches Health and 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.  Coach Taylor and her wife, Emily, have two daughters – Ellie (12) and Oakley (1).  The Taylor family is looking forward to a successful 2018-2019 season.

Jordan johnson  - Jlt player performance coach 

Rayford mahone - Jlt  8th grade  maroon coach 

lady trojans basketball coaches

Taneisha is entering her Fourth season as a Lady Trojan Basketball Coach where she served as the Sophomore Head Coach for the last three seasons, Taneisha was promoted to Junior Varsity Head Coach and Varsity Assistant at the end of last season. She is a 1997 Peoria Manual High School alum where she participated in Basketball and Track, 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. And is excepted to be inducted again in March of 2019.

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 one of the Freshman coaches 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 15 years and they have five children; Alexis, a 2017 Jenks Graduate, Bradley, Ciarra, Dominick and Ethan who still attends Jenks Schools.

My Coaching Philosophy: An athlete’ character is more important than their talent, I hope to enhance their leadership skills, self -discipline and work ethic to create well rounded young individuals on and off the court. I strongly believe that a positive attitude is everything! 

Originally from St. Louis, MO. Moved to Springfield in middle school. Played basketball, volleyball, and track at Glendale High School in Springfield, MO. Graduated in 2012 and went to NAIA D1 William Woods University in Fulton, MO. Was named Freshman of the Year in the conference. By senior year 2015-2016 was named 2nd team all conference & All American. Move to Tulsa towork for the Drillers. Then received and para job at Jenks Middle School. First year coaching basketball and track. Second year in the district.

Former Division 1 basketball player at University of Northern Colorado, and professionally overseas in Dubai.  I've coached at all levels which includes stints a Northern Arizona University as Assistant men's basketball coach from 2002-04, Assistant Head coach at Phoenix college 2006-2008, Varsity boy's assistant at Greeley Central High school, and head 8th grade boys basketball coach in Greeley Colorado.  I work with kids all ages to help them enhance there basketball skills and improve there strength and conditioning in the summers.