About Coach Kelly:
This will be my fifth year to teach and coach at Lovejoy ISD. I feel blessed each day to work at Lovejoy because of it's awesome students and superior parent support. I currently serve as the Head Boys Cross Country Coach, Head Girls Track Coach and Assistant Girls Cross Country Coach. My teaching role is Co Teach Pre-AP Geometry with Crystal Smith. I have co-taught Geometry with Ms. Smith for 4 years now! In addition, I case manage students for Special Education.
I have one dog named Bella. I grew up in Anna, TX and graduated from Anna High School in 2005. My mother, Nanci, just retired from a long career in education from Anna ISD. I have two sisters, Lauren and Natalie, that also teach for Decatur ISD and Northwest ISD respectively. My brother Drew is an orthopedic surgeon at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX. I have three nephews and two nieces. Outside of school I enjoy running, working out, hiking, camping, watching sports, going to the movie theater, bowling, Netflix binging, listening to good music, and playing video games on occasion (if I have time!).
Master of Science, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2011
Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2009
Cross Country Coaches Association Region II Represenative
USA Track and Field Level I Certified
Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas Secretary - June 2016 to June 2017
Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas Vice President - June 2017 to June 2018
Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas President - June 2018 to Present
Texas Track & Field Coaches Association Board of Directors Member - 2017 to Present
Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas 5A Boys Coach of the Year - 2017
United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year for the State of TX - 2017
Irving Nimitz High School, Irving ISD - Head Cross Country Coach, Assistant Track & Field Coach, Inclusion Teacher for Special Education - 2011-2014
Texas A&M University-Commerce - Volunteer Assistant Cross Country and Track & Field Coach, Graduate Assistant for Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics