Coach Robin Herber is looking forward to another great year as the Lady Pirate head coach. She is a graduate of Celina High School. She played at Paris Junior College where she was named 1st Team TEAC All – Conference and a NJCAA Academic All American. She then played for UT Pan American (now University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) where she was named 1st team all conference.
She received her B.S. in Business Education from University of North Texas in 1996.
Coach Herber has been greatly impacted by her parents, both coaches who instilled a strong work ethic that she feels is vital to success.
She currently teaches World History Advanced Placement and U.S. History at Pine Tree High School. She enjoys basketball and history, of course, and spending time with her family. She hopes to have a positive impact on those whom she has had the honor of teaching and coaching.
Coach Herber and her husband Brandon, have two boys – Brandt and Cale – who attend Pine Tree High School.
Coach Goodman graduated from Pine Tree in 2007, played volleyball at ETBU, and earned a B.S. in Health Promotion from UNT. After teaching and coaching at Austin ISD and Trinity School of Texas, she became a youth group coordinator in Denton, TX. In 2018, she started working at Pine Tree as a special education teacher and volleyball, basketball, and track coach. She enjoys spending time with her spouse Nicole, hiking with her dog Reba, traveling, playing racquetball and sand volleyball, being outdoors, dancing, drawing, reading, and watching movies. Rachel strives to always have a positive attitude and hopes to teach her students to do the same.
Coach Sampson is from Longview, TX and a proud Pine Tree alumna. She played college volleyball at Cisco College and graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science degree. This is her first year coaching and teaching, and she is loving every minute of it. Coach Sampson teaches special education and is an assistant volleyball and basketball coach. Sports has been a big part of her life growing up and throughout college. She was blessed to work and be a part of developing The Final Four in 2018. Her finance, Sean Stacy, is the assistant baseball coach at North East Texas Community College and they recently just moved back from Niagara Falls, NY. “I come from a big family of coaches and some might say it is in my blood. I love what I do and who I do it for, and most of all I love being here at Pine Tree!”