Hall of Honor 1998 Inductee Staci Watkins Sherman comes from a long line of “Pirates”. Her grandmother, Irene Watkins, taught in the Wylie Independent School District for many years. Both of her parents are Wylie graduates and her father, Wally Watkins, who was very instrumental in the school district, has an Elementary school named after him. With this strong "Pirate blood", it is no surprise that Staci went on to represent the Pirate family as she did.
Staci graduated in the WHS class of 1979. During her four years at Wylie High, she was a four year letter winner in both volleyball and basketball. She played tennis three years and ran track for two years. She received All-District honors in volleyball, basketball and tennis. One of her fondest memories as a Pirate, was riding the old Pirate bus, especially after a big win on the road!
Upon graduation, Staci received a four year full scholarship to East Texas State University (now Texas A&M Commerce) for Volleyball. She, of course, left her mark there as she was named Most Valuable freshmen (1979) and Honorable-mention All-American (1980). Sherman was an integral part of the 1980 Lady Lions Volleyball Team, which acrued eight-straight wins in the post season to reach the NAIA Championship finals against Azuza Pacific. The Lady Lions lost to Azuza Pacific in the First annual NAIA Volleyball National Championship tourney ever held. Her successes continued as she was named Team MVP and selected Lone Star Conference 1st team in 1983. In 2005, Staci was inducted into the Texas A&M Commerce Athletic Hall of Fame. Her 1980 Volleyball team was inducted in 2010. She has served on the Texas A&M Commerce Athletic Board of Directors since 1998.
Finishing her degree in K-12 Physical Education and Health, Staci taught and coached in various Texas schools for twenty-nine years. Leading up to her retirement, she taught 5th/6th Grade Physical Education at Draper Intermediate.
Her encouragement to fellow Pirates, “Work hard and push yourself everyday! Enjoy every minute of your athletic career because it goes by really fast! Most important – HAVE FUN!”
Friday, October 9th @ 7:30 pm
Presale ticket prices
Adult Ticket $5.00 Student ticket $3.00
This week – cash, credit card or check made out to WISD Athletics
Presale ticket hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00–11:30 & 12:00–4:30
Presale ticket location Field House #602
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JV Gray vs Rowlett 10/8 5:30 in Rowlett
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Woodbridge Golf - Big Play of the Game
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Brick Builders meet Monday, October 5th @ 6:30 in the IMPAC Classroom.
WPABC meet @ 7:30 in the IMPAC Classroom.
AHMO AHMO AHMO AHMO AHMO
99.5 The Wolf interviewed some Pirates about what Pirate Football, AHMO, and Pirate Traditions mean to them.
Offense: Michael Grover and Tyrell Mauzy
Defense: Lorenzo Keck and Max Lopez
Special Teams. Kevin Watts and Connor Callahan
If you can't make it out to the game, you can LISTEN LIVE
Coach Grady Burnett arrived in Wylie as the head football coach in 1964 and held the position until 1970, when he moved into administration. In his first season as head coach, the Pirates went 9-1 and earned a spot in the state playoffs.
Burnett stepped away from coaching in 1970 to become the principal of Wylie High School. At that time, the high school was housed in the building now known as Harrison Intermediate. A new high school was constructed on Hilltop Lane and opened in 1976. Burnett continued as principal there until his untimely death in 1980.
When the newest Wylie High School building opened on FM 544 in 1996, the old high school became Wylie Junior High. In 2003, that school was renamed Burnett Junior High in his honor.
It’s Cross Town ShowDown !
This will mark the 6th time the Wylie Pirates have battled it out with the Wylie East Raiders.
We have overcome a few injuries from the McKinney Game and we should be healthy and ready to get the job done Friday Night.
The Pirates will take it one play at a time. It’s going to be a big crowd, a fun game !
Offense:: Emilio Ames and David Addo
Defense:: Zach Hawks and Ryan Beattie
Special Teams: Lorenzo Keck and Brandon Cunningham
Woodbridge Golf BIG PLAY of the GAME - Week 4
Just in case you can't make it out to the game, you can LISTEN LIVE !
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