• Meet the Athletic Directors

  • Jeff Smith

    Jeff Smith

  • Profile

    Coach Smith brings 24 years of experience and has served as assistant athletic director in Prosper ISD, During his leadership in Prosper, Smith has seen two district championships, sixty-four Academic All-State Athletes, a number of regional appearances and a Top 10 spot in the University Interscholastic League’s (UIL) Lone Star Cup standings.

    Prior to joining Prosper ISD, Smith served as head football coach and athletic coordinator at McKinney High School in McKinney ISD, taking teams to the playoffs two years in a row in 2017 and 2018.

    His coaching experience across boys and girls athletics includes membership in the Texas High School Coaches Association, the Texas Girls Coaches Association, the Texas Athletic Directors Association and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. He earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.


    Ralph Hinds

    Ralph Hinds

  • Profile

    Coach Hinds is beginning his 26th year in education and beginning his 18th year in Plano ISD. He was named Assistant Athletic Director of Plano ISD in the summer of 2013. He taught business classes and coached football, softball, and baseball while at Plano West Senior High from 2002-2013. Ralph is a 1988 graduate of Plano East Senior High School and a 1993 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. While in college, Ralph played football and ran track and also coached football after completing his NCAA eligibly. In 2015, Coach Hinds was inducted into the Plano East Football Hall of Honor. Coach Hinds has three children, daughter, Morgan and two boys, Kyle and Riley. Coach Hinds enjoys spending time with family and fishing.


    Karen Kalhoefer

    Karen Kalhoefer

  • Profile

    Coach Kalhoefer is starting her 22nd year in education, and beginning her 18th year in Plano ISD. She was named Assistant Athletic Director in May of 2016. She taught Elementary PE at Skaggs and Wells throughout her time in Plano ISD. Karen was the head softball coach at Plano East for 16 years. During her time at Plano East, she posted a record of 421 wins and 168 losses. Her teams made the play-offs 13 out of the 16yers, while capturing 4 District Championships and 2 State appearances in 2009 & 2012. Karen graduated from Kingwood HS, north of Houston, in 1989. She attended Texas A&M and was a 4-year letterman graduating in 1994. After her collegiate career, Karen was named the head coach at The Colony HS. She coached at The Colony HS, until the opportunity came along to take over for Susan Sweeney at Plano East Sr. High. Karen loves going back to Aggieland and spending time with family & friends.