High School Coaches
Coach Shaver is the Head Boys Basketball coach at Pine Tree. He grew up in Diana, TX where he was Valedictorian and was an all-state basketball player for 3 years. He met his wife Megan of 16 years at Northwestern State University while he was playing basketball there. They have three very active and amazing boys. Jaxon is 14 and goes to Pine Tree Junior High, Kade is 11 and goes to Pine Tree Middle School, and Bryce is 8 and goes to Pine Tree Parkway Elementary. Coach Shaver graduated from St. Leo University with a degree in Business, but never stopped being a student of the game. Last year he started a children’s Pine Tree developmental basketball program. His biggest goal is developing fundamental skills early on so that our students can learn how to play the right way together as a team. He’s coached at Loyola, Calvary, and Central School in Grand Cane. He also coaches the safeties and wide receivers on the Junior High football team.
I am originally from Liberty CIty, Texas and a 2007 graduate of Gladewater High School. I graduated from Angelo State University in 2014 with my bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary studies. I just recently completed my masters degree in Health and Human Performance from Sul Ross State University. I am married to my wife Hayley, who is a 2008 Pine Tree graduate and educator as well at Spring Hill ISD. We just recently had our first child, Harrison Flinn Hales on June 7th of 2020.We also have two dogs Bella( silver lab) and Hondo, our white boxer. I have coached in a variety of different settings from the collegiate level to head boys basketball coach in a few different districts. I will be serving as the varsity boys basketball assistant coach as well as coaching and teaching in the Junior High. This will be my fifth year in public education and my 8th year of coaching overall.I served two years as the head boys basketball coach at Milano High School. In that time our program achieved back to back playoff appearances and a playoff victory in 2017 advancing to the area round of the UIL playoffs. I most recently served as the head boys basketball coach at Avinger ISD. I am excited to be a part of the family at Pine Tree and look forward to growing through the challenges that the 2020-2021 school year is sure to bring! Go Pirates! #TWNE
Coach Jordan graduated from Hallsville High School. He then went on to play baseball at Navarro Junior College while being a part of the 2011 National Championship team. After that, he went to Lamar College and graduated with a general studies degree. He and his wife Lindsay moved to Pine Tree last year along with their 3 year old daughter, Baylor. He will coach Football, Basketball, and Baseball this year while teaching in the Excel program.
Coach Massenburge is from Kilgore Texas and graduated from Kilgore High School in 2012. After graduating, he moved to Oklahoma City, where he attended Mid America Christian University. He graduated in 2016 with his Bachelors in Business Administrations, and while at MACU, Coach Massenburge was a part of the 2016 National Champion Basketball Team. After spending the last few years in the financial world, he wanted to pursue a dream of his to be a coach! This is his first year at Pine Tree, he will be teaching Texas History and coaching Football, Basketball and Track at the Jr. High! Coach Massenburge is very excited to be a part of the Pine Tree Family.