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Track Coaching Staff

Mike Holcomb-Boys Head Track Coach

I have been coaching and teaching since 1998.  While working at Paschal, I have served as the Head Girls and Boys track coach and an assistant tennis coach.  I also have served as the strength coach, offensive and defensive line coach for the football team. I currently am the Head Freshmen Football Coach and Head Boys Track Coach.  I graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 1990 with a BA in Family Life Ministry. I served in the U.S. Army as an Intelligence Analyst from 1990-1995. I graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a BSE in Secondary Education in 1998.  I began my teaching career in Marion Arkansas, where I worked for nine years before coming to Paschal in 2007. I completed my Masters in Education Administration in December of 2017. I have been married to Allison Ater Holcomb for sixteen years. She is the Children’s Director at Hallmark Baptist Church.    We have two children, a daughter, Madison and a son, Preston.

Ned Smith - Sprinters

Coach Smith has been teaching and coaching since 2002.  He has been an Assistant Head Coach, offensive coordinator and Head Track Coach. He grew up in Florida and earned a Secondary Math Education degree from Florida State University.  Upon graduation Ned worked as a radio/television broadcaster doing network play-by-play, anchoring and reporting. He hosted the Bobby Bowden Show, the Dan Marino Show and others while earning Florida Sportscaster of the Year, carrying the Olympic torch in 1996 and serving on the board of directors for the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. He finished his first career here in Texas as a sports anchor for Fox Sports Network and KXAS.  Coach Smith has previously worked at Alvarado, Arlington Heights, Southwest Christian and Southwest. Ned and his wife Mary (the Director of CTE for Aledo ISD), have been married since 2001 and have two grown boys, Josh and Ty.

Tony Newsome - Horizontal Jumps

Offensive Coordinator and QB coach
18th year in education.
3 great kids, 2 girls and 1 boy
SMU Graduate, class of 2001

Sarah Carlson - Hurdles

David Daus - Girls Head Coach & Distance Runners
Coach Daus has been coaching and teaching in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex since 1981. He is a 1976 graduate of Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey and attained his Bachelor of Arts: History and Geography from Texas Christian University in 1980.
Coach Daus started his teaching career in 1981 at Nolan High School where he taught world history and world geography and served as the head varsity boys’ basketball and baseball coach. From 1989 to 1992 he served in similar roles at Northside High School before moving on to Arlington Heights High School, where he was head cross country coach and head girls’ track coach from 1992-2001 and head varsity boys’ basketball coach from 1992-1998. From 2001-2016, Coach Daus served as advanced placement world history teacher and head varsity girls’ and boys’ cross country coach as well as head girls’ track coach at Boswell High School.
In his years of coaching, Coach Daus’ teams have a won 24 boys’ and girls’ district cross country championships and have made countless trips to Austin where his teams and individuals have competed (and medaled) at state meets. And it’s no mere coincidence he keeps going back to Austin. Through the years, Coach Daus has been known to approach students in the hallway if he thinks they could be a great runner. He’s taken JV runners and molded them into varsity athletes because, as a former athlete once said, Coach Daus can see potential in students who may not be able to see it in themselves.
In the classroom, Coach Daus has the same approach. He doesn’t just teach world history – he appreciates it. He sits at his kitchen table and pours over the Wall Street Journal in the chance he might find an article to clip out and take to his students to show them how a modern event ties back to something in our country’s or world’s history. And because of his attitude toward the subject, he has the uncanny ability to get teenagers excited about world history.
He lives in Fort Worth with his wife, Cathy, and their three rambunctious dogs. Daus enjoys spending time with his step-son, Charles, and is a die-hard TCU Horned Frog and Green Bay Packer’s fan.

Charles Summers - Vertical Jumps
Coach Summers has been a Teacher and Coach since 2000 and began his first year here at Paschal High School in 2016. In 2015 he helped lead the Alvarado Indians to the playoffs. Before his stop in Alvarado he coached the Killeen High School Running Roos squad helping them to the playoffs every year but one out of a ten year period, that included 5 straight District Championships. Coach Summers has helped groom many Division 1 players, with several continuing to play ball at the professional level in Europe, Australia, NFL, and NBA. Before Coach Summers got into Coaching he was an All Conference, All Region, All American at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. Coach Summers has two daughters Emmy (12) and Ava (4).