Pine Tree Powerlifting
Boys Results from Henderson Powerlifting meet
Team-4th Place Finish
Weight Class- Athlete - Place
275- Keith Burkes-2nd
181-Jayden smith- 4th, Deaundre Heath-8th
148-Orran Simmons-2nd, Julian Fierros- 6th
Girls Results from Henderson Powerlifting meet
Team -2nd place
Pine Tree will host the Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association Region 3 Division 1 Championship at our school on Feb. 28 and March 1. Coach Portley will be the Regional Director.
Meet Coach Portley
Coach Portley is a graduate of Texas A&M – Commerce and earned his bachelors of science degree in kinesiology and sports studies. He and his wife Regina have two children, Dominique (21) who is a senior at the University of Texas in Austin, and Adrian (19) a sophomore at Texas A&M – Commerce. He has coached previously at Overton HS. Coach Portley’s powerlifting team won two state championships at Overton HS and he is currently the Texas High School women’s powerlifting association Region 3, Div 3 director. He will be coaching football and powerlifting for us at Pine Tree HS.
Meet Coach Ellis
Coach Ellis is our Strength & Conditioning Director and is in his 12th year coaching at the High School and Collegiate level. He holds a Master of Education in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Tyler, and is certified by the USAW as a Sports Performance Coach. Coach Ellis is also Safe Sport Certified and has completed the USADA 2018 Coach’s Advantage Program. This allows Coach Ellis to become 1 of 47 Strength Coaches in the State of Texas to be named in the directory for the United States of America Weightlifting. He played baseball at Tyler Junior College and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He returned to coach at Tyler Junior College after graduation from UAM and won a National Championship in 2007 as an assistant coach. Ellis has been a Strength & Conditioning Director at Henderson ISD, Brownsboro ISD, and also Frankston ISD. Coach Ellis and his wife Allison have a 9 year old daughter named Cadence and a son, Cannon, that was born October 2017.