Daniel Barrera - QuarterbackS
Coach Daniel Barrera is entering his 6th year at DeSoto High school and his 16th year as a high school coach. He is the Passing Game Coordinator, Academic Coordinator and, coaches the Quarterbacks. He and his wife, Debra, have two sons, Steffen is 14 years old, and Jonah is 8 years old. Previously, he was the Offensive Coordinator, at LBJ High School in Austin, and at Somerville High School. Coach Barrera is a 1998 graduate of Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Science, with a minor in History.
Terrance Orr II - Wide Receivers
Coach Terrance Orr II will spend his 1st year as the Varsity Wide Receivers Coach at DeSoto High School and will be teaching Physical Education. He is entering his 3rd year of teaching and coaching with his 1st two years coaching at Mesquite Poteet. Coach Orr is a graduate from Texas State University and is a graduate from Desoto High School as well. Coach Orr is happily married to his beautiful wife Raven Orr.
Brian Stansberry - Linebackers
Coach Stansberry is a graduate of Tulsa Union High School. He played Linebacker at NEO Jr. College, then transferred to South Western Oklahoma State University where he lettered at LB for 3 years as the team won the Lone Star championship in 1997 and the national championship in 1996. Coach Stansberry and wife Mika have three children, Emma (11), Lillie (7) and Claire (6). Coach Stansberry is starting his thirteenth year at DeSoto High School.
Jason Wheeler - Outside Linebackers
Coach Jason Wheeler is entering his 5th year at DeSoto High School. Jason comes from Oklahoma where he coached for 13 years. 6 of those years were spent in Norman where he coached Receivers and Defensive Line. The Little Axe Indians had their first winning season and playoff appearance while Coach Wheeler Coordinated the Defense. Jason has been married to his beautiful wife Kristi. They have 2 daughters, Jaycee and Kristalyn.
Dennis Walker - Running Backs/Quarterbacks
Coach Dennis Walker is in his eighth year at DeSoto ISD. Teaches Behavior Management at the Freshman Campus /Coaches RB/CB. He is in his 13th year of coaching, before joining the Desoto Football Staff he served as offensive coordinator on the high School level. Coach Walker graduated from McMurry University (1998) and earned 1st team All American, which he played running back. He has won a state championship at Waxahachie High school but, still searching for one as a coach. He has two sons Yakiri Walker and Kaiden Walker.
Kyle Farrell - Offensive line
Coach Kyle Farrell is entering his 6th season with the Varsity staff and coaches the offensive line. He is also in his 9th year with Desoto ISD. He spent his first three years at West Middle School. In 2008, Coach Farrell served as the Boys coordinator at West. Coach Farrell and his wife Ashleigh welcomed the birth of their first baby Harper on May 30, 2014.Coach Farrell is a graduate of Harding University in Searcy, AR. While at Harding, he played football for the Bisons and received a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He is also a graduate of JJ Pearce High School in Richardson, TX.
Jeff Wigington - offensive line
Coach Jeff Wigington enters his 3rd year at Desoto where he teaches ISS. He brings 13 years of coaching experience to the Eagle's nest. Jeff played high school football for the legendary coach Bob Brown in Denison, TX as their Tight End. Coach “Wig” graduated from The University of Oklahoma where he was a 4 yr letterman on the baseball team. Jeff began his coaching career in Denison and rose to be the O-Line Coach in his last 5 seasons there making a State Quarter Final Appearance in 2008 and a State Semi Final Appearance in 2009. Coach Wig is in his 2nd season as the O-Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator at DeSoto. He also coaches baseball. Coach Wig is married to Ashli (Barrett) 13 years, who is also a teacher/coach at DeSoto HS and has two children, Cale (8 years) and Lanna (6 years). The Wigington live in Desoto.