Dr. Mike Jackson -
Head Coach/Athletic Director
Coach Jackson has 26 years’ experience as an Athletic Director/Head Football Coach. During this time, he has compiled a record of 190-101-4. This includes 2 State Championships and 21 playoff appearances. He has led 5 different schools to the playoffs and 4 different schools to the 4th round. Coach Jackson has been named District Coach of the Year eight times and has served as the Head Coach of the Bayou Bowl (2012), Space City (2010) and the GHFCA Bowl (2014) All-Star games. Coach Jackson was named Galveston County Coach of the Year three times, in 2011, 2012 & 2015, as well as being named Houston Texans "Coach of the Week" in 2011, 2015 & 2017. He is a Past-President for the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association (2011-2012) and has had 13 assistants move up to head football positions, 3 move up to ad positions and 1 become a superintendent. He has his B.A. from St. Edward's University in Physical Education/History (1990), an M.A. from Southwest Texas State in Athletic Administration (1991), an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of Houston-Victoria (1994), and his Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from California Coast University (2001). In the spring of 2017 he was inducted into the Ronnie Bell Hall of Honor which is part of the Houston sports hall of fame. He is married to Tracey Jackson and has three children Mariah (12), Jericho (8) and Maverick (2).
Eric Joyce -
Assistant Head Coach/Quarterbacks Coach
Coach Joyce has 11 years’ experience coaching football. Nine of those seasons, he led his teams to playoff appearances. During the 2014 season, Coach Joyce and the La Marque Cougars advanced to the third round of the playoffs. Coach Joyce has coached in the GHFCA Bowl and the EPS All American Game at AT&T Stadium as well as presented alongside Coach Jackson at the Gateway to Mexico Coaches Clinic in 2014. Coach Joyce has followed in the footsteps of the educators in his family. His uncle, Larry Peil, coached in Cy-Fair and retired as the Athletic Director of Cy-Fair ISD. His mom, Paulette, also retired from her position as a Special Education Coordinator from Cy-Fair ISD. Several other members of his family currently hold administrative and teaching positions. Coach Joyce graduated from Cy-Fair High School and earned his Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas State University. Coach Joyce believes that his disciplined work ethic, his ability to build relationships with students/athletes and eagerness to learn contributes to his success. His career began at the middle school level, and he's proud to bear the position of Assistant Football Coach of Grand Oaks High School. Go Grizzlies!!!
Justin Calvin -
Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs Coach
Coach Calvin is entering his 13th year as a coach. Coach Calvin began his career in Timpson, TX in 2007. He became a coordinator in his second year as well Head Track and Field Coach. During his second year at Timpson, Coach Calvin took over as Interim Athletic Director/Head Football Coach toward the end of the season. Calvin successfully lead the Timpson football team to victories during his time. He left for La Marque, TX in 2010. In his first year at La Marque, he helped revive a La Marque program that had only seen 6 wins in the previous two seasons by helping the team advance to the UIL State Championship game in 2010. In 2011, Calvin joined Coach Jackson’s staff, as Jackson was to take the lead as AD/Head Football Coach. During his 11-year career he has been a part of 86 wins and 15 playoff wins with a trip to the state finals and two trips to the Quarterfinals. He has served as Offensive Coordinator, Defensive Coordinator, Recruiting Coordinator, Strength and Condition Coach and Assistant Head Coach under Jackson at La Marque. With Jacksons departure in December 2017, Calvin was named the Interim Head Football Coach at La Marque before joining the Grand Oaks staff later that spring. He has also been a been a very successful track coach sending numerous track athletes to the regionals and state track meet. Calvin has a B.S from Sam Houston State University. Calvin has two daughters, Maya (15) and McKenzie (6).
Brandon Rodriguez -
Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach/Strength Coach
Coach Rodriguez will be starting his 16th year teaching and 13th season coaching. In 1997, Brandon graduated from Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi, TX. He then received his bachelor’s in education from Arkansas State University where he was a part of three Sun Belt Conference Track Championships. Coach Rod has primarily serviced the sports of football, track, and powerlifting. He's coached on five different post season play off teams and was very fortunate to be a part of a the 2016 Division 4A Girls State Track Champion Team from Hardin-Jefferson. He and his wife Elizabeth have 2 sons, Gabe (6) and Daniel (3), while their daughter Vivian will be (1 in August. With his brother Trey now coaching corners, the Rodriguez's are honored with building what we know as CURRAHEE NATION. A culture that our Grizzly parents are proud to be a part of. WE ARE GRAND OAKS!
James Higham -
Special Teams Coordinator/Safeties Coach
Coach Higham will be starting his 12th year teaching and 14th season coaching. He attended Sam Houston State University and played football for the Bearkats as a walk-on. As a walk-on, he was a 4-year letterman for Coach Ron Randleman as a defensive back. At Grand Oaks, Coach Higham will serve as the DB Coach, Special Teams Coordinator, and Head Girls Track coach. He is married to Lyndsey Higham and has a daughter (Jacksyn Rayne Higham). going into the 1st grade.
Trey Rodriguez -
Coach Trey Rodriguez will be starting his 8th season teaching/coaching. In 2006, Trey graduated from Spring Woods High School in Spring Branch, TX. He then received his bachelor’s in education from Houston Baptist University. During his time as a Husky, he finished in the top 3 standings in the shot put and hammer throw for the Great West Conference Track & Field Championships. His coaching career started in Cleveland HS and thus landed him an opportunity to help open Adline's newest high school, Benjamin O Davis High as the Run Game/Strength & Conditioning coordinator and Head Boys Track Coach. He helped the Falcons reach the playoffs five seasons in a row and multiple boys' track district/area championships, with relay teams earning bronze at the state meet two years in a row. Trey is excited to join his brother Brandon Rodriguez at Grand Oaks HS and continue to build upon the foundation Coach Jackson and staff have built. Who are we, CURRAHEE!
Justin Garrison -
Defensive Ends Coach
Coach Garrison is entering his 8th year in coaching, second season with the Grizzlies. Prior to Grand Oaks, he spent six seasons at Willis High School serving as the defensive coordinator for his last three seasons. At Willis, he helped the Wildkats achieve back to back playoff appearances as well as three straight winning seasons for only the fourth time in school history. Coach Garrison graduated from Sam Houston State University (2012), with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a minor in history. He also received his master’s degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University (2015). Prior to coaching, Coach Garrison worked in the private sector in management. He is married to his wife Afton, who is a Life Skills teacher in the district and they have one son, Garett (13).
Ryland Bailey -
Wide Receivers Coach
Coach Bailey is entering into his 22nd season of coaching football. He graduated from Tarleton State University and was a Collegiate All-American wide receiver. He is coming to Grand Oaks from Humble High School but has also had successes in Aldine, CyFair, Klein, and Fort Bend throughout his career. He has been married to his wife Sharon, a Conroe ISD graduate from Oak Ridge in 1997, for 14 years who will be teaching 6th grade English at Clark Intermediate. He also has two children: a daughter Graye (10) and a son Ryder (7). He and his wife are excited about starting new teaching careers in Conroe ISD.
Aaron Johnson -
Offensive Line Coach
Coach Johnson is entering his second season with Grand Oaks, and his 14th season coaching football. Coach Johnson will serve as the Offensive Line coach this season. Prior to Grand Oaks, during his tenure at Aldine MacArthur, Coach Johnson served various roles including Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line, Running Backs and JV Head Coach. Before Coach Johnson’s move to Texas, he coached quarterbacks at Mankato West High School in Minnesota. Coach Johnson earned his Master of Education Administration from Lamar University in 2015, and his Bachelor of Arts from Minnesota State, Mankato in 2006. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Cassie for 4 years, and has one son, Bryce 20 months, and one daughter Skylar, one month old.
Clayton Callicutt -
Defensive Tackles Coach
Graduate of Crosby High School where he was a first team all-district defensive lineman as well as a member of the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Team. Played under Coach Jackson in the 2012 Bayou Bowl. Played under Will Wagner at Angelo State University from 2012-2015 where he would garnish the Freshman of the Year in 2012 as well as the Defensive Lineman of the Year and All-American Honors in 2014-2015. Had the honor and privilege to participate in Minicamps with the Chicago Bears and the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in 2016-2017. Earned a B.A. in History from Angelo State University in 2018. Son of Johnathan Callicutt who at one time was the Offensive Coordinator at C.E. King High School from 1999-2009. “My passion for helping and improving young people’s lives stems from the amazing coaches and players that I have had the honor to be around over the course of my entire life. I am excited for the opportunity to change the lives of many through the game of football and to build the characteristics of a young man through the game that I love so much.” #CURRAHEE
Travis Maxey -
Coach Maxey enters his 2nd year coaching at Grand Oaks High School. Prior to GOHS, Maxey coached middle school for 12 years in Spring ISD. Maxey will be an Assistant Offensive Line/Tight End coach for the Grizzlies, as well as Assistant Basketball and Track coach. A 2003 graduate of the Sam Houston State University, Maxey played center for the Bearkats during 2000-2003, helping the team win 2001 Southland Conference championship. The Waco, TX., native attended Waco High School where he was a 3-year letterman in Football and Track. Coach Maxey has two boys, Braeden (7)and Brody (5). #CURRAHEE
Jeremy Willis -
Freshman Football and Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach
Coach Willis is in his 18th season of coaching. He is a native of Spring, Texas graduating from Spring High School in 1996. After high school, he graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Special Education from Sam Houston State University. Coach Willis was the head Baseball Coach at Spring High School during 2019 season where he compiled an overall record of (18-9) and district record of (13-1) and led his team to 16-6A District Championship and State Playoffs. During the 2019 baseball year, Coach Willis was named District 16-6A “Coach of the Year”. During his time at Spring High School, Coach Willis worked with the Freshman corners and safeties. In 2014 he helped coach the Lions to the Regional Semifinal Playoff Game. Coach Willis and his wife Andrea have a 12-year-old son, Logan.
Zed Anigwe -
Coach Anigwe graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors of Kinesiology from Huston-Tillitson University, where he competed on the baseball field as a starting pitcher and outfielder. He has been involved with youth sports for the past 14 years, coaching competitive teams from the ages of 12-18. He is excited to be part of the journey that these young men will take as high school student-athletes for the 2019 Grand Oaks Grizzly football season.