Shawn Doherty – Class of 1982 While at WHHS, Shawn was a three sport athlete earning seven varsity letters in football (3), track (2), and baseball (2). Shawn was captain of each of those teams his senior year and first team 5A-7 All District and All Tarrant County in each sport. Noteworthy in terms of school records, Shawn was a member of the 4 x 400m relay team that still holds the school record today. Shawn went on to play JUCO baseball at Seminole OK for a year followed by one more year at TCU. Shawn finished his TCU days by running on their track team and earning his BS degree in Geology. While earning his MS degree in Earth & Space Science at UCLA he continued running for the Santa Monica Track Club. Shawn recently retired from a social and environmental consulting career that took him and his family all over the world.
James Lockhart- Class of 2011 While at Western Hills, James was a 3-year Varsity Football player between 2009-2011. During his career, he was a 1st team All District WR (2 of the three years) and 1st team All Area WR in 2011. Mr. Lockhart currently holds the school record in receiving yards and touchdowns for a WR. He also holds the touchdowns to catches record for all FWISD. Mr. Lockhart was also a 4-year Varsity Track runner between 2008-2011. He was a 4-year All District track runner, 2-year All Region track runner and is currently the fastest 400-meter runner in school history with a time of 47.72. James went on to earn a Division 1 AA football & track scholarship to the University of Incarnate Word, where he played for two years. Since then, Mr. Lockhart now owns and operates an electrical contracting business (Pulse Turnkey) based in Fort Worth, TX. His business has been awarded “Top Solar Installer” by Forbes magazine and has been featured on CNBC’s “Blue Collar Millionaires.”
Jaynisha Berry – Class of 2013 While at western hills, jaynisha ran track and field from 2009-2013, she won her first championship title on junior varsity in 100m dash. She lettered her sophomore year. she was a part of the 2012 varsity district champions helping her team to secure a gold medal title in the 4x400m relay race. During her senior year at western hills, jaynisha became the first and only person to place first and win the 100m, 200m, and Long Jump at District, Area and Regionals, that also qualified her for the state track meet in the 100m, 200m and long jump. Jaynisha made appearances four years in a row at the usatf junior Olympics while running with the hallmark eagles. Jaynisha received a full ride scholarship to northwestern university of Louisiana where she studied business. While attending Northwestern University, she broke the 200m record her freshman year running 23.76. Jaynisha is currently a private catering chef and mom of three.
Crystal Jones - Class of 2013 While at Western Hills Crystal played Varsity Basketball 3 seasons and started as a star shooting guard on the team. The Cougars won the District Championship in the 2011- 2012 season and went to the playoffs each year she was on the team. She received many awards including 1st Team All district and Newcomer of the year. While receiving all these awards in Basketball she also was on Varsity Track & Field all 4 years from Freshman year to Senior year. In the 2011-2012 season the Women’s track & Field also won the District Championship. Each year she qualified for regionals but came up short for 3 years to go to state. Finally her senior year she brought home the gold in long jump by winning the state championship jumping a 19’03”. With all the offers she received from D1 schools for track she decided to go with her first love Basketball and played two years at Bossier Parish Community College and two years at LeTourneau University. She received many awards from each school. At LeTourneau she was nationally ranked for most points , most steals , most minutes played in a game and highest free throw percentage! She also became WBCA All-American her senior year of collegiate year and played two years of semi - pro ball. She received her first degree in Bachelor’s of Healthcare Management and second degree in Masters of Healthcare Administration and pursuing to become a Nurse Administrator.
Coach Chuck Greene Chuck was born in Dallas and raised in Abilene, where he graduated in 1959 from Abilene High School. He then attended McMurry University in Abilene and received his Master's degree in 1983 from Texas Wesleyan University. Chuck taught school and coached for over 40 years, 32 of which were at Western Hills High School. Coach was active in coaching many sports, including: soccer, football, gymnastics, swimming, and little league. In his spare time, he enjoyed telling stories, spending time with his family, traveling, and was known for his great sense of humor. Chucks athletes and students speak fondly of him and have many great memories. Coach Greene passed away on September 6, 2020. His wife Linda is here tonight to accept this recognition.
Coach Matt Collins Coach Collins began his high school coaching career in 1999. He started at Western Hills High School in 2007. In that time, the Cougars have qualified for the UIL playoffs 13 times, including three Bi-district Championships, as well as earning Area Championships and reaching the Regional Semifinals. During Coach Collins' tenure, the Cougars have had six players selected to the UIL All-State team and 20 players have earned UIL Academic All-State status. Coach Collins has been the District Coach of the Year two times and was selected by TASCO to coach the Region 1 All-State team. Coach Collins passed the 200-career win mark in 2023. Coach Collins is Married to Jenni and they have two children Jude and Mattie.
Terry Drennan - Class of 1971 When Western Hills first opened it’s doors in 1968, Terry was a part of the very first sophomore class. Over the next three years he was a four sport letterman in football, basketball, baseball and track. Drennan quarterbacked the Cougars to a bi-district championship in 1969 and a district championship in 1970. His junior and senior seasons he was selected to the All-Tarrant County team. Terry also was selected as the recipient of the Optimist Club SSA Award as the outstanding high school senior scholar athlete for Tarrant County in 1970-1971. Following graduation, Terry played football at TCU. Playing both defensive back and quarterback, he was selected to the 1971 Freshman All-SWC team and was awarded the National Football Foundation Scholarship Award as an outstanding freshman student collegiate athlete in North Texas. Drennan went on to excel on the football field and in the classroom for the Horned Frogs. He received the Dan Rogers Award as TCU’s most valuable player in 1974 and was named first team Academic All-SWC and first team Academic All-America as a defensive back in 1974. He was the 1974 nominee from TCU for the Kern Tips Award recognizing the top senior football student athlete in the SWC. At the end of his senior season, Terry was one of only 33 athletes to receive an NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship for leadership, academic and athletic achievement. He used the scholarship to help him attend dental school. Terry has enjoyed practicing dentistry since 1979 and values every day the educational opportunities provided to him by his efforts as a student athlete.
Bailee Wortham - Class of 2012 While At Western Hills, Bailee Played Varsity Softball Between 2009 And 2012 And Was District Mvp Every Year. She Was Also Pitcher Of The Year In 2010, All State In 2012. Over The Course Of Her Career, She Piteched Every Inning Of Every Game Winning 107 Games Over The Course Of Her Career At Western Hills. Her District Record Was 51 Wins And 1 Loss. On April 10th, 2012 She Won Her 100th Game And Recorded Her 1000 Strkeout. Bailee Went On To Play Collegiately At Weatherford College Helping Them Reach The Junior College National Championship. Bailee Then Went On To Finish Her Degree And Playing Days At Texas Womens University. Bailee Currently Teachers First Grade At Benbrook Elementary.
Shelby Grissett - Class of 2009 While at Western Hills, Shelby participated in soccer and cross county, and was a standout athlete in both. She was a four year varsity athlete in cross country and soccer, as well as captain for both teams starting her sophomore year. In cross country, Shelby went to the regional meet all four years. In soccer, she was All District MVP, All District Offensive MVP, and First Team All District. Shelby went on to play college soccer at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX for one year, earning a spot on the All Tournament Team at the Southland Conference Tournament, and broke the school record for fastest hat trick. After a series of head injuries, she decided to end her soccer career early, and transferred to the University of North Texas in Denton to pursue a degree in Biology. Shelby returned to Western Hills in 2014 as a teacher, and currently teaches science and coaches soccer and volleyball.
Madison Yeager - Class of 2017 While at Western Hills, Madison played varsity volleyball for three seasons, graduating a year early to accept a scholarship offer from Texas Wesleyan. She served as a varsity captain all three seasons, and as a freshman led her team to a district title as a setter and outside hitter. At the end of her freshman season Madison was voted District 7-5A Setter of the year and received First Team All-District honors. At the end of her sophomore season Madison was again named District 7-5A Setter of the year, received First Team All-District honors, and was named team MVP by her peers. Upon completion of her junior and final season, Madison was selected District 7-5A Player of the Year, earned First Team All-District honors, and was again selected by her peers as team MVP. Madison was also selected to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram All-Area Team. Madison graduated from the University of Texas Arlington with a degree in Criminal Justice and is pursuing a career in law enforcement.
Mickey Yeager - Coach Yeager began coaching and teaching at Western Hills in 2004. He has coached volleyball for nineteen seasons, serving as head coach for ten of those seasons. He also served as an assistant soccer coach for four seasons. Coach Yeager led his team to a district title in his first season as head coach. At the conclusion of the season, he was named the District 7-5A Coach of the year. In his nineteen seasons as a volleyball coach at Western Hills, Coach Yeager has never posted a losing record. His varsity teams have made the state playoffs nine out ten seasons, and his sub-varsity teams won numerous district titles. Coach Yeager also led his team to a Bi-District title in 2019. Coach Yeager reached the one-hundred-win plateau in just three seasons, and he is the school’s all-time winningest volleyball coach.
The 2001 state championship team made their way through the playoff bracket and knocked off Comal Smithson Valley in the semi-finals and then beat Carthage in the state finals to win the championship. The entire city enjoyed watching them chase their championship. The team was made up of the following players and coaches: James Handy, Jordan Neuman, Chase Bassham, Kyle Boop, Carlos Mata, Jason Hopson, Jorge Rubio, David Maroul, Josh Duran, Devin Carey, Jordan Hutyra, Caleb Palmer, Joseph Sheppard, Derek Childs, Eric Franks, Scott Ford, Brent Gahagan, Ryan Rapisand, Kent Russell, Jon Neyland, Ryne Tacker, Adam Reiser, Head Coach Steve Jiminez, Coach Gerald Massey, Coach Shaun Burns
While at Western Hills Mike participated in Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track. Mike was named a three-time all-district selection at 3rd baseman, and was also an all-district wide receiver, He was named an All-State Running back in 1969 and 1970. He was also recognized as a 1970 Sunkist Growers top 11 HS All-American. Mike went on to play football and baseball at TCU where he was named Southwest Conference Freshman Offensive Player of the Year in 1971, leading all SWC Freshman in rushing. Luttrell lead the frogs in rushing, scoring and total offense while setting records for scoring (42) and touchdowns in a single game (4). Luttrell also lead the 1972 and 73 Frogs in rushing and total offense. He was voted All-SWC in 72 and 73 as well as Honorable Mention All-America both years. Luttrell was the first sophomore to win the Dan Rogers MVP Award which honors the Horned Frogs' team MVP for that season. Luttrell co-captained the 74 team and again lead all Frogs in rushing and receiving. In 1974, Luttrell set a TCU record for carries in a game (40) which stood until 1999 when LaDainian Tomlinson broke that mark. Luttrell also lettered in baseball in 72 and 73 and was a member of the 72 SWC Championship Team. Mike was inducted into the TCU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.
Alan was a stand-out swimmer during his time at Western Hills. He set and still holds several WHHS swim records. Alan was second in state in 1988 in both the 100 yard butterfly and 200 yard freestyle, earning All American honors in both events. Alan swam collegiately at Auburn University, earning All American honors and was named an SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1993. Alan swam the 100 meter butterfly at the 1992 and 1996 US Olympic Trials. Alan is currently a Lieutenant with the Fort Worth Fire Department serving as a firefighter and member of the dive team.
While at Western Hills, Terry played football and participated in track and field. Terry won the state championship in Shot put and Discus in 1999 and was a standout football player for the Cougars. Terry Went on to play at Kansas State University and won many accolades including Big12 freshman of the year award and Academic All-Big 12 honors. Terry then went on to play for the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans in the NFL.
Jordan played football and baseball during his time at Western Hills. Jordan was an All-district MVP and ALL-Region football player, ALL-STATE baseball player, and a member of the 2001 State Championship baseball team. During high school, Jordan set every major school passing record, finished his senior season as one of the top ranked passers in the State of Texas, and was voted the cities Most Valuable Player. Jordan went on to play college football at McMurry University where he ranks fourth in program history for career passing yards (4,245) and career total offense (4,702) as a quarterback. After graduating from McMurry in 2005, he took his talents across the pond to play quarterback for the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns in Germany. He retired from playing after the 2008 season and begin his coaching career. In 2017, Neuman's first season as head coach, the Unicorns finished with a perfect 17-0 record and won German Bowl XXXIX – Germany's version of the Super Bowl. Neuman has made a home in Europe as a player and coach since 2005, winning two German Bowl championships, two Austrian championships with the Vienna Vikings and a Eurobowl title in 2013. He also coached quarterbacks for Team Germany in 2014 when it won the European title over Austria. He currently owns a 50-1 record as a head coach and was named the German National football team Head Coach in 2021.
While at Western Hills, Heather participated in soccer and cross country. Heather was a varsity soccer player all four years of high school, was a captain her junior and senior year, and was First team all-district and first team all-area. Heather went on to play soccer at the University of North Texas where she took the North Texas soccer team to new heights during her time as one of the most decorated players in school history. She finished her career as a three-time first-team all-conference selection. She was the 2004 Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year and helped lead North Texas to the NCAA Tournament and Sun Belt Conference Tournament title for the first time in school history, and set a single season freshman record with 83 shots, six goals and 17 points. In 2005, Hutyra powered the Mean Green back to the NCAA Tournament for a second-straight season and was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year and first-team all-conference. She scored 20 goals that season and notched 47 points and was named the Sun Belt Conference Tournament MVP and to the All-Central Region team. In 2006, she was named first-team all-conference for a third-straight season and to the all-region third-team with 13 goals and 31 points for the season. In 2007, Hutyra tied for the team lead with 12 goals and was second with 32 points. She finished her career tied for second with 51 goals, third with 25 assists and second with 127 points. where she won many accolades including Conference Freshman of the Year and Conference Player of the Year. She was inducted into the UNT Hall of Fame in 2013.
Emily was a four-year varsity starter for the lady cougar soccer team. She served as a team captain for three of those years. Emily was a four time first-team all-district selection and district offensive MVP while being academic all-state. Emily went on to play at McMurry University where she earned conference defensive player, honorable mention all-conference, and four-time academic all-conference. Emily served as a team captain for the War hawks her senior year. She now works for Eide Bailly and coaches club soccer for sting soccer club.
While at Western Hills, Angelica was a standout soccer player for the lady cougars. Angelica was a District Offensive MVP, Team MVP, First team All-district selection, Academic All-State, and a Star-Telegram player of the year. Angelica went on to play soccer at McMurry University where she was an All-American during her freshman year and was also All-conference soccer player. Angelica now teaches and coaches at Poly High School in FWISD.