Head Varsity Coach
Coach Petersen is a graduate of Hallsville High School where he competed in baseball and football for the Bobcats. After his time at Hallsville, he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 23rd round as a Pitcher. He then decided to continue his education at Louisiana Tech University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts while playing for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs baseball team. After his senior year at Louisiana Tech, Coach Petersen became a graduate assistant for the Louisiana Tech baseball program for one year before making his way back to East Texas.
Coach Petersen was promoted earlier this year to head baseball coach after 3 years of being varsity assistant at Pine Tree. In his spare time, Coach Petersen enjoys spending time with his family and his fiancé, Ashley. Coach Petersen is excited to take over the Pine Tree baseball program and can't wait for the 2018 season!
Coach Methvin is a graduate of Spring Hill High School. He played baseball at the University of Arkansas before transferring to LeTourneau University in the fall of 2010 where he finished his career in baseball and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology. Coach Methvin has also spent 2 years as Varsity Assistant for Central Heights High School in Nacogdoches, TX and is now in his second season with the Pirates. In his spare time, Coach Methvin enjoys spending time with his wife, Leighchele and their three (soon to be four) children, Elijah, Lilly and Adileigh.
Junior Varsity Coach
Coach Ware is a graduate of White Oak High School where he was a 3-sport letterman. He is in his first year of coaching at Pine Tree ISD. After high school, Coach Ware had the opportunity to continue his education and baseball career at Panola Jr. College. After two years and an Associate’s Degree, he went to McNeese State University where he continued to play baseball and go to school. While at McNeese he earned all-conference honors both years. After finishing his degree at MSU, he then decided to play independent baseball for one year. In his spare time, Coach Ware enjoys spending time with this family and his girlfriend, Brooke.
Coach Darden is a graduate of Overton High School. He has been coaching for Pine Tree ISD since 2016. He will be the head coach of the freshman baseball team and assist with varsity baseball. Coach Darden attended the University of Texas at Tyler where he received his Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences. Coach Darden played baseball for Northeast Community College and Southern Arkansas University. He was a member of three conference championship teams. Coach Darden and his girlfriend Courtney have two sons named Jaxon and Dawson.