McKINNEY (May 17) — Fans of McKinney Boyd High School athletics will note two new faces leading their teams on the soccer field and the basketball court next season. The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees has approved the hiring of Meagan Wilson as head coach of the McKinney Boyd High School girls varsity soccer team and Jason Burton as the head coach of the McKinney Boyd High School boys varsity basketball team. Each brings a wealth of successful coaching experience to their new roles.

Meagan Wilson

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Meagan Wilson comes to McKinney ISD from Wakeland High School in Frisco ISD where she posted an overall record of 69-6-7 while leading the varsity girls soccer team to four consecutive district championships and a 4A State Championship. Prior to her head coaching success in Frisco, Wilson honed her skills as an assistant coach at Wylie High School from 2007-2009, with the D’Feeters Soccer Club in 2006 and at Texas Women’s University from 2006-07.

Wilson played four years as the starting goalkeeper at East Central University and earned a spot on the Lone Star Conference All-Tournament team in 2004. That year, she posted three shutout victories and was second in the conference in total saves with 120. She led the league in saves per game with a 6.67 average.

Jason Burton

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Jason Burton will draw upon several successful years of collegiate coaching experience when he assumes his duties as the new McKinney Boyd head boys basketball coach. Most recently Burton served two years as an assistant coach with the Texas State men’s basketball program, and prior to that, he helped lead the Texas A&M-Commerce squad for four years as an assistant coach.

With Burton’s help, the A&M-Commerce team reached the Lone Star Conference Tournament each of his four years at the school and advanced to the championship game in 2007-2008. During the next season, his squad defeated four nationally ranked teams.

In addition to his duties on the court, Burton also served as an adjunct instructor in the College of Business and Technology at Texas A&M-Commerce.

As a player, Burton was a three-year letter winner at Austin College, leading his team in scoring and rebounding during his senior season. He was later named MVP and represented Austin College at the 2005 NCAA Leadership Conference.

For additional information on McKinney ISD, contact Shane Mauldin, MISD Communications Specialist, at 469-302-4007 or smauldin@mckinneyisd.net.

 

About McKinney ISD

One of the fastest growing school districts in Texas, the McKinney Independent School District currently enrolls more than 24,000 students in 20 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, one alternative school and one early childhood education school. The mission of McKinney ISD, the champion for progressive learning throughout the diverse McKinney community, is to inspire and equip all students to explore, develop and express their unique potential as innovators, critical thinkers and collaborators through challenging, engaging and diverse learning experiences in vital partnership with the community. Visit the district's website at mckinneyisd.net.