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Coaches

Jeff Rayburn – Athletic Coordinator / Head Coach

Coach Jeff Rayburn is the Head Football Coach at Lone Star High School. Over the past 6 years Lone Star has gone 76-17 winning 13 playoff games and playing in the 5A DII State Championship in 2015. During those 6 years he has been named NFF Gridiron Coach of the Year, Don Shula National Coach of the Year nominee, Dallas Cowboys Coach of the Year, DMN Coach of the Year and Collin County COY.  Coach Rayburn received his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Oklahoma. Coach Rayburn previously coached at Duncanville, Haltom and Hillcrest high schools. Jeff is happily married to Candice and they have two children, a daughter Campbell and son Cade.  Coach Rayburn enjoys spending time with his family and working out


Darren Kight – Associate HC/Defensive Coordinator/Inside LB Coach

Darren Kight is the defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach. Darren played football at Angelo State University where he earned his Masters of Science in Kinesiololgy. Darren previously coached at Angelo State, Howard Payne, Round Rock Stony Point, Round Rock Westwood, and Georgetown. Darren and his wife, Jill, have two children, Kyndall and Cooper. Darren enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and spending time with his family.


Mark Humble – Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach

Mark Humble is the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks coach. Mark was part of a State Championship team at Killeen High School, went on to play quarterback at SMU while earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in History & Communications. He began his 3 year college coaching career at SMU coaching Running Backs while earning his Masters Degree. Mark in his 2nd year Lone Star with 20+ years of coaching experience and 18 years of teaching experience. 

Coach Humble was the Offensive Coordinator at Southlake Carroll with previous coordinating stops at Plano East, Texas High, Keller High School and Grand Prairie High School. Mark is happily married to Kerri and they have two children, Kaylee and Hudson. Coach Humble enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, fitness, reading, loves music and movies.


Matt Fitzhugh – Asst HC / CO-DC / Defensive SPT

Matt Fitzhugh coaches the safeties. Matt earned his bachelors degree from Texas A&M University in College Station. Matt previously coached high school football in The Colony and at Frisco High School. Matt and his wife, Helen, have two children, Brock and Reese.


Kyle Mossakowski – S&C / CO-DC / Defensive Line

Kyle Mossakowski coaches the defensive line. Kyle earned his bachelor’s degree from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. Kyle previously coached at McKinney North high school. Kyle has been married to his lovely wife Jackie for 6 years and has a beautiful daughter named Avery.


Barrett Earnest- Corners coach

Barrett Earnest coaches the corners.  Barrett played football at The University of Alabama from 2003-2006 while earning his bachelors of science in Kinesiology.  Barrett previously coached at Lewis County High School and Brighton High School, both in Tennessee. Barrett and his lovely wife, Katie, have two kids, Lennox and Larsyn.  He enjoys traveling with Katie, fishing, scuba diving, and music.


Kevin Wheat – Run Game Coord. / Offensive SPT

Coach Wheat is the offensive line coach and offensive special teams coach. Coach Wheat’s previous coaching stops include Plano East HS, South Garland HS, and Rockwall-Heath HS. Coach Wheat is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He is married to Gina and they have a son Gavin.


Brandon Jackson – Pass Game Coordinator / A-Y

Brandon Jackson coaches the receivers. Brandon is a graduate from the University of North Texas and received a Bachelor of Science in recreation and leisure studies with a minor in sports management. While there he played football for the mean green from 2004-2008. Brandon was an undrafted free agent for the San Diego Chargers in 2008 and also spent time playing arena football with the Corpus Christi Sharks. Brandon loves coaching football and spending time with his fiancée Maria.


Doug Jones- Offensive line coach

Doug Jones coaches the Offensive Line. Coach Jones earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at Midwestern State University in 2002, where he played defensive line and served as a student assistant coach.  He earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University in 2019.  Coach Jones is beginning his 2nd year at Lone Star High School and his 15th year overall as a high school football coach and teacher. Doug is happily married to his lovely wife, Amber, and together they have two beautiful daughters, Emma and Adelyn.


Jon Alvarado-Outside LB’s

Jon Alvarado coaches the Outside Linebackers.  Coach Alvarado earned his Bachelor of Arts in History at Midwestern State University where he played Cornerback.  Jon comes to Lone Star High School with 15 years of experience as a high school and Middle School football coach and teacher. Prior to joining the Ranger Nation, Coach Alvarado with the Safeties at McKinney North High School.  Coach Alvarado is happily married to wife, Shannon for 12 years. They have two boys Jayden who is 10 years old and Camden who is 3 years old.


Jeroid Johnson - Defensive Backs

Coach Jeroid Johnson enters his 1st year at Lone Star High School. Coach Johnson is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in sociology. Johnson also has a master degree in Sports Management. Johnson was a student assistant football coach at Oklahoma State University. Coach Johnson also intern at New Mexico State University. Coach Johnson has experiences as an athlete both on the collegiate and professional level. Johnson resides in Frisco with his wife Tina and son’s Jaden and JaVius.


Jarred Hawkins - X-Z Receivers

Jarred Hawkins coaches the wide receivers. Jarred earned his bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from Texas A&M University in College Station. Jarred coached receivers at Mt. Pleasant High School for 7 years and this will be his second year at Lone Star. Jarred and his amazing wife, Jonea, welcomed their son, Jameson, this past football season. In his spare time, he enjoys: golf, spending time with family/friends, movies, music, and working out.  


Kelly Spann- Kickers / 9th HC

Coach Spann will be the Head Freshman Coach and assist with Special Team Kickers and Punters. He has coached at Center HS (Center, TX) and Natchitoches Central HS (LA) with stops at the collegiate level as well.  He has been married to his wife, Angela, for over 20 years and they have two children.   Claire is a freshman at UNT studying Biochemistry Research and Nolan is a junior at Lone Star and plays baseball.


Brett Gilchrist - Offensive Assistant

Brett Gilchrist coaches receivers and defensive backs at Stafford Middle School and is an Offensive Assistant at Lone Star. Brett played college baseball at Dallas Baptist University and finished his career at Tarleton State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Religious Studies. Brett graduated from Whitney High School. He enjoys playing golf and going to the lake.


Dr. Kelly Harper -Academic Advisor

Dr. Harper is the academic coordinator for the Lone Star Football team. She earned her Ed.D. and M.S. from Nova Southeastern University and her B.A. from William Penn University. Dr. Harper has over 25 years’ experience with advising student- athletes. She has a son and daughter