Head Boys and Girls Coach
Coach Burns is originally from Pittsburg, TX. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University and has a Bachelor of Science degree. Coach Burns has 22 years coaching experience, with 19 of those at Pine Tree. His experience includes various positions/sports from JH to HS at Union Grove (2007-2010) and 2 stints at Pine Tree (1999-2007 & 2010-present). Coach Burns and his wife Tina have 2 children, son Kole (17) and daughter Taylor (25).
Coach James was born and raised in Longview and spent first through twelfth grade at Pine Tree, graduating in 2014. She went to Texas Tech University and studied kinesiology. This is Emily's third year as a teacher and second year coaching cross country. She teaches Integrated Physics and Chemistry along with Environmental Science at the high school. Emily LOVES being a Pine Tree Pirate!
Jr. High Cross Country Coach
Coach Beaver is thrilled to be joining the Pine Tree ISD team. This will be his sixth year in education as a teacher and coach. He teaches High School Biology and Microbiology and will be coaching High School girls basketball, Junior High Cross Country, and Junior High Track and Field. Please feel free to reach out anytime, and GO PIRATES!