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Coaching Staff

Gil Gonzalez III
At Northland Christian, we believe athletics is a proving ground for building and growing the next generation of Christian leadership.

We have built a team of coaches with high-level technical skills in their sport. We strive to train our athletes as if they will compete at the collegiate level. This includes intense physical training, as well as concepts that are utilized at the collegiate and professional levels. Our coaches have the highest expectations for the athletes on campus, and Northland Christian athletes deliver time and time again.

We aim and build for championships, but championships don’t define us. Trophies and medals may lose their luster, but the character development that occurs through hard work, playing through adversity, and being a contributing member of a fiercely competitive team with a common goal is lifelong.

Our coaching staff is proud to graduate student athletes that are prepared to take on the challenges of college, the workplace, and the ever-changing world. Our student athletes graduate with lifelong memories, lifelong friends, and the tools to be scholars and leaders with a Christian worldview.

BASEBALL

I Went to Angelina Junior college to play baseball for 2years before getting drafted by the Cubs and playing professionally for 11 years. Towards the middle of my career I started back going to University of Phoenix Online to get my degree in business management. Since retiring I have been coaching and teaching the game as well as running the Houston Heat Select Baseball organization.

I have 3 kids, Jerzie (12), Easton (8), and Beckett (3). The older two play softball and baseball and various other sports. My youngest is very interested in baseball already and ready to follow the older two’s footsteps. We like to go camping in our RV and travel for sports across the state and country. 
 
I am a woodworker by hobby and have done projects that I have sold as well. I love getting out of the baseball mindset and building something from nothing. I also like to golf even though I don't get to do that much.
 
I love passing on my knowledge of the game and relating it to life lessons. I love being able to get a player to see things differently and helping them reach new heights in their career spiritually and physically. 
I graduated from LeTourneau University with a B.A. in History. While I was at LeTourneau I played baseball for four years and was president of the history club my senior year.  
 
I am happy to work at Northland because they want to grow the students just as much spiritually as they do in academics and athletics. To give students a firm foundation to stand on when they leave Northland.
 
I am the youngest in the family with one older brother and sister.My brother currently lives in Bartlesville, Ok where he works for ConocoPhillips. My sister lives in the Houston area and has three children that are awesome and I think about them when I teach.  My mother is a retired teacher and my dad works in the oil industry. 
 
Some of my hobbies and interests include history, baseball, visiting theme parks, collecting monopoly and other games. 

I love teaching and coaching because I am blessed by God to be able to help shape the next generation. Whenever I see students realize what their dreams are and see them go after them, it fills my heart with joy. I want to share that experience with all of my students. 
  
Monny Webster

BASKETBALL

Elizabeth Bohannon
Greg Bohannon
    
      

CHEER

Kim DowneyCoach Kim Downey has a degree in Biological Sciences from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. Coach Downey lettered in Cross Country, Soccer, Track, Badminton, and Cheer at Santa Teresa High School in San Jose, California. Downey has been teaching high school science for 23 years, and has coached Varsity/JV Cross Country, Varsity/JV Boys Soccer, and Cheerleading at various schools over the years.
 
Kim Downey was voted the Spring ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2007 and Northland Christian Teacher of the Year in 2013. She started coaching with the hopes of having a positive impact on the future of her athletes and to help them realize and grow their God-given talents. She believes that there is nothing better than watching athletes accept challenges, grow their faith, achieve goals, and succeed while having fun. When not teaching or coaching, Kim enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband and two daughters.

CROSS COUNTRY

Elizabeth Bohannon
Patti Abt

FOOTBALL
Eric AllenEric Allen is in his third year at Northland Christian School as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and a member of the NCS coaching staff. Prior to coming to Northland, Eric held similar coaching and teaching positions at Cypress Christian School. His coaching roles included Head Coach of the middle school football program and Varsity Assistant Coach.
 
As the owner of a sports training facility, Coach Allen has worked with middle school, high school, and college student-athletes, as well as professional athletes. Within the community, he served as a Head Football Coach for The Cypress Kings elite 7v7 team. For the last three years Eric has worked with the JacQuizz Rodgers Foundation helping to develop and logistically coordinate summer football camps. This program serves over 500 student-athletes annually, ranging in age from 10 to 18.
 
He has extensive playing experience, including high school football in Colorado Springs, where he was nationally ranked at the wide receiver position. Following high school, Eric went on to play collegiately at Oklahoma State University (2003-2005) and the University of Montana (2005-2007). Post collegiate football, he went on to play professionally in the Arena Football League (AFL 1) for the San Jose Sabercats and Boise Burn (AFL 2). He also spent a season playing professionally in Finland, for the Turku Trojans Football Club.    
 
Coach Allen defines his coaching philosophy: "An athlete’s character is more important than their talent!" His goal is to create well-rounded athletes on the field, spiritually, as well as in the community, and classroom. He strives to enhance the football talents of his players while developing their leadership skills, self-discipline, and work ethic.
 
Coach Allen has been married to his wife Krystle since 2015 and they have two children, Emersyn (3 yrs) who is in Preschool at Northland Christian, and Callum (4 months).
 
Eric would like to personally thank the entire Cougar community for entrusting him with the vision and direction of our football team. His aim is to turn a good program into a GREAT program!
 
The journey starts on January 4th...Go Cougs!

Monny Webster

GOLF

In partnership with golf professionals at Hal Sutton Golf Academy

SOCCER

Patti Abt
Coach Jose Ortega was born and raised in Houston, Texas and is a graduate of Cypress Ridge High School and the University of Houston. He began playing soccer at an early age and played for Texas Premier FC, Cypress Ridge High School, and Lonestar College. After suffering a few knee injuries, he decided to turn his attention to coaching.

Once Coach Ortega earned his degree from the University of Houston, he began his coaching career at Dean Middle School in 2013. Coach Ortega lead the Dean soccer team to four undefeated seasons. In 2015 he became a trainer for the Aspire Soccer Club, where he continues to work with youth teams today. He became the head coach of the Northland Christian Middle School soccer team in 2019 and is eager to lead the Cougars to success on and off the field.

Coach Ortega and his wife Veronica have been married since 2015 and have three wonderful girls.

SOFTBALL

Coach DaQueta JohnsonDaQueta Johnson is going into her 5th season with Northland Christian, taking 2nd place in District, advancing to second round playoffs in 2018. Entering into my 17th year of training and/or coaching travel ball fastpitch and have been inspirational in helping many softball players in the past years develop into top collegiate softball players at D1, D2, NAIA and community college level of play. She has coached numerous ASA travel ball teams that have competed at an elite level. In 2002, Coach D played for Team USA, Shanghai China to represent the United States Women’s Softball team.

Coach D's vision is to expose young student-athletes to a sound structured coaching environment that will ultimately guide them to achieve higher skill levels and better knowledge of the game. It all begins with stressing the importance of academics as it relates to competitive sports and to the success in their personal future endeavors through life.

Coach D, played her collegiate softball at Purdue University, from 2003-2006, setting several records over the years. Tied school single-game record for home runs with two against Dayton, Feb. 22, 2004, tied single-game RBI record with seven hits. Ranks among the career top five in three categories: home runs (2nd with 25), RBI (3rd with 118) and slugging percentage (5th with .483) Ranks among the single season top five in home runs (4th with 10, 2006) and RBI (3rd with 46, 2006) Owns spots among the single-season lists for sacrifice flies (2nd with 5) and RBI (3rd with 44).
Dwayne Johnson who has also coached out of southern California, for over 20 plus years. With such programs as, Flash D’ Gold and California Lite 18Gold, Texas lite 12u, 14u, 16u and 18gold, Impactgold18, Texas Intensity and now STX TFS 18gold. Coach DJ has been working hard over the past years to provide opportunities for female scholar athletes who have a desire to play softball at the collegiate level.
 
My Vision for a solid softball program is to expose female athletes to a sound structured coaching environment, which will ultimately help them achieve a higher skill level and a better knowledge of the game.
 
The game of softball will stress the importance of academics as it relates to competitive sports. To also give a solid foundation to enjoy success in their future endeavors and in life. All players must maintain certain standards of academics in order to play and must exhibit the effectiveness of “teamwork “through good attitude, effort, desire, heart and hustle.
 
Coach DJ, over the last several years, has run or assisted in building solid 18g, 16u, 14u and 12u teams for several programs. All teams have been trained in the same manner, as the older 18u team in order to build consistency, throughout the programs. This stability and consistency combined with the experienced coaching provides players with the best possible opportunity for collegiate softball exposure.

***Coach Dwayne “DJ” Johnson was also selected as one of the top fifty coaches designated as an Adidas Futures top coaches for two seasons. Finishing in the top 5 of 50 teams from across the Nation. Coach Dj has been asked to coach in Italy.

SWIMMING

Silvia has worked in aquatics for 45 years with numerous certifications in the aquatic industry. She has coached 2 public high school swim teams as well as summer swim league teams and coached for many years as a USA swim coach.

She loves working with students teaching swim technique, sportsmanship and reaching for goals. Swimming and teaching is a passion of hers and she loves to see the joy in students when they reach a goal that they worked for.
She is starting her 5th season at Northland and is excited that swim team has become an integral part of the sports program at Northland.

TENNIS

Greg Bohannon

TRACK

Elizabeth Bohannon
Carolyn LemmCoach Carolyn Lemm has been a part of the Northland Volleyball program since 1990. She has coached both MS and HS. She took the 1997 Varsity VB team to the State Final Four. Her MS teams have many Championships and are consistently in the top 3 teams.

Coach Lemm has a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Harding University. She has been a coach and teacher at NCS since 1982.
Patti Abt

VOLLEYBALL

Kristen Moureau
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from the University of Houston. 
 
It’s an honor to join the Northland Christian team where I believe in their commitment to partner with families to compete for championships and raise leaders who love the Lord.
 
I have been married to my husband, Jeremy for nine years and we have two girls that are six and three. We are both Houston natives and love being surrounded by family.
 
Any special hobbies or interests: As a family we love sports, adventure, and travel. 
Why you love coaching and working with students:  Coaching is an incredible opportunity to inspire athletes to have success on and off the court. I enjoy seeing athletes work hard and seeing their hard work pay off, 
Carolyn LemmCoach Carolyn Lemm has been a part of the Northland Volleyball program since 1990. She has coached both MS and HS. She took the 1997 Varsity VB team to the State Final Four. Her MS teams have many Championships and are consistently in the top 3 teams.

Coach Lemm has a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Harding University. She has been a coach and teacher at NCS since 1982.