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Plano ISD Metal Detector Guidelines/Procedures
Plano Independent School District is committed to ensuring a safe environment by protecting the health, safety, and welfare of all students, staff, and visitors of John Clark Stadium & Tom Kimbrough Stadiums. Metal detectors will be deployed outside John Clark & Tom Kimbrough Stadium entrances. Anyone entering either stadium is subject to screening before scanning their game tickets. For guests unable to utilize a walk-through metal detector, hand-held metal detector wands will be used. Person’s that do not consent to a metal detection screening will be denied admittance. The metal detector checks shall be neutral and non-discriminatory. No person shall be selected to be searched based solely upon his/her gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, physical appearance, manner of dress, or association with any particular group of persons.
Season Ticket Sales
Season ticket sales for the Wildcats, Panthers, and Wolves will begin on Tuesday, August 8 – Saturday, August 19. All season ticket sales will be online through HomeTown Tickets.
Season Ticket Prices
- Plano - $48.00 per seat
- Plano East - $40.00 per seat
- Plano West - $48.00 per seat
Plano West takes 6A mixed doubles
Plano West’s Anirudh Reedy and Emma Thoms outlasted Houston Memorial’s Egor Morozov and Kat Lowy 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 to capture the Class 6A mixed doubles championship. The area’s other 6A entry, Allen’s Tejas Ram and Noah Hakim, lost against Jose Luis Perez Castillo and Emilio Lopez Del Olmo of The Woodlands 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.
BY DAVID HINOJOSA DMS
Woodard closes book on memorable time at Plano East
By Matt Welch | Star Local Media
As the Plano East boys soccer team wrapped up its final home game of the 2023 season on March 7, head coach Rick Woodard stayed in the Kimbrough Stadium locker room by himself for a few minutes afterwards.
It was a moment of reflection for the Panthers' longtime leader, having coached every home game for East inside that venue and countless others elsewhere over the course of nearly three decades at the helm.
"You're just thinking back a little bit on both the good times and not-so-good times," Woodard said. "When I came out and saw our trainer and assistant coach (Jake) Downs, they gave me a smile and I said that I just wanted to take a minute. Twenty-seven years is a long time."
It wasn't long after, leading up to the final game of the year, when Woodard said he told his players that the 2023 season would be his last — announcing his retirement after 35 years of coaching, including 27 at East.
"It was tough. For me, it's always been about the boys," Woodard said. "The wins and losses will come and that's just the way my high school coach would talk to us about it — the wins and losses will come, but it's about getting the boys ready to be successful. I'm really close with this group, lots of them. I think the last day of school when I see the boys for that last get-together, it'll hit me then."
Remembering a legend: Plano athletics community reflects on life, legacy of John Clark
Plano sports one of the most storied programs in all of Texas high school football. And although the team's lineage dates back to the early 1900s, the Wildcats' ascent to state powerhouse in the 1960s and 1970s was synonymous with the arrival of John Clark.
Two years as an assistant under Tom Gray gave way to a 10-year run as head coach that produced two state championships and ushered in the Wildcats' dynasty on the gridiron. The 17 years that followed as Plano ISD athletic director kept Plano's winning ways intact and cemented a legacy that still resonates with the school district's coaches and administrators to this day.
See complete story at Plano Star Courier.
Cody White named Plano's next head football coach
On Tuesday, Plano ISD announced Cody White as the next head football coach and athletic coordinator at Plano Senior High School.
With more than 28 years of coaching experience under his belt, White comes to Plano after previously leading the football program at Brentwood Academy (Tenn.). During his tenure in Tennessee, which dates back to 2012, White was a three-time state coach of the year recipient and Brentwood athletics totaled 39 team state championships under his leadership.
As a head football coach, White has amassed a career record of 138-49 with four state championships and six state semifinal appearances. In addition to Brentwood, White also led the football program at Denison for seven years with additional stops at the offensive coordinator at Odessa Permian and the passing game coordinator at Highland Park. He also coached quarterbacks at the latter two.
The 500 Club: Walker notches milestone coaching win; Plano West locks up share of 6-6A tennis title
CARROLLTON — Tuesday was a night of celebration for the Plano West tennis team.
The Wolves won their 10th match in a row following a 19-0 sweep of Hebron to secure no worse than a share of the District 6-6A championship — the 22nd straight year West will finish atop its district.
The post-match festivities, however, centered on the team’s longtime head coach, Morgen Walker, who secured a milestone victory with the 500th win of his coaching career.
“It’s a little surreal, to be honest,” Walker said. “I’ve had a lot of time to reflect over the last couple weeks and reached out to some people — former coaches, former administrators and let them know that I was getting close to this thing and I wanted to thank them. They were a big part of this, whether you were a coach or an administrator who influenced me or supported me — having that support over the years from all those people is huge.”
UIL 100 Greatest Teams presented by H-E-B: 1977 Plano Wildcats
In celebration of 100 years of UIL Texas high school football, the UIL, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and H-E-B teamed up to honor the best, brightest and the most unforgettable teams in the sport’s illustrious history.
We are proud to recognize Plano Senior High School and the 1977 Wildcat team who were selected by the fans as one of the top 10 greatest high school football teams in UIL history.