Boswell High School Athletics

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Each month, the Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD Athletic Department will recognize a coach for his/her accomplishments in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. The recipient will receive a coupon for a free chicken biscuit or chicken minis, and a plush cow courtesy of Chick-Fil-A. "Our coaches work hard on the field and in the classroom with our students and student-athletes," Athletic Director Brent Barker said. "We wanted to recognize them for their hard work and dedication to EMS ISD Athletics and thank you to Chick-fil-A Saginaw for sponsoring this."

                                    April/May 2024

Head Baseball Coach Joshua Stone is the April/May Coach of the Month. “It’s an awesome feeling,” he expressed about receiving the award, “because I know there’s a lot of great coaches doing great things on campus, so to be highlighted is a big, big award and I am very proud.” Coach Stone is a Pioneer alum, graduating in 2009 where he was a two-year letterman in football and a three-year letterman in Baseball, being named as a First Team All-District Pitcher. During his collegiate years, he racked up a number of notable recognitions in his skills playing America’s Favorite Pastime, earning the honor of being called the NBC World Series Most Valuable Pitcher, All-American, and Jayhawk League First Team All-Conference Pitcher after leading the El Dorado Broncos to a third place finish in the National Baseball Congress World Series. “This season has been awesome, I mean, we’re having fun,” he said with a smile. “We’re on a roll, the kids are doing great, their having fun, and we’re doing some good things, so I’m very excited.” Coach Stone has helped coach the Pioneers to several victories, including the 2021 District 3-6A Championship with a record of 23-12-3, where he was selected as part of the District 3-6A Baseball Staff of the Year. “I’ve got a lot to think about between now and next season, but I look forward to seeing the guys grow. We’ve got a good core group that we have now that they’ve already shown they were hungry for it this year, and although we’re still playing now, I’m excited to see their progress to what they can do next year.”

“Coach Stone has guided the Pioneers to a District Championship and have them ready for a deep playoff run,” Coordinator John Reese said. “[He] continues to put a great product on the field and is very deserving of Coach of the Month.”

                                    March 2024

Assistant Volleyball and Track Coach Hannah Seguin is the March Spotlight Coach of the Month. “It feels really good,” she said on being handed her award. “I don’t ever do anything to expect recognition, but I love that our district does this spotlight and is able to make coaches feel appreciated.” Coach Seguin has worn many hats during her time at Boswell, beginning as a student of the Class of 2015 before returning to the Pioneer family as an assistant soccer coach and teacher after graduating from UTA. “[Coaching track] has been an adjustment for sure,” she admitted. “I coached track at the middle school level before, but not the high school level, and we’re having a competitive season now going into district, but I’ve really enjoyed soaking in the season and learning, especially helping with hurdles.” Coach Seguin went on to express how she was looking forward to helping the athletes make it to area and regionals and is excited for the start of volleyball season next school year. “We do what we do as coaches because we want to love on these kids and watch them grow, and I feel fortunate to help them get better at something they love.”

“Coach Seguin was the 1st assistant for volleyball and their successful season,” Campus Coordinator Wes Weaver commented. “She is great with the kids in athletics as well as the classroom. She moved to being an assistant coach for track and immediately has been an asset to that program with her ability to connect and learn a new sport for herself. She is an asset to Boswell High School.”

                                 February 2024

Assistant Coordinator and Head Girls Basketball Coach John Reese is February’s Coach of the Month. “I appreciate this so much,” he said when asked about his feelings on receiving the award. “With as many talented and hardworking coaches that we have on this campus, it could’ve gone to anyone, so it’s a huge honor.” Coach Reese lives and breathes basketball. Before dawning the signature Boswell blue, Reese was head coach of the boys’ basketball team at Bryan High School 15 years, an assistant coach at Texas A&M University, and assistant girls basketball coach at Plano East High School where he led the team to the playoffs for the first time in years. “Ever since I’ve been here, the girls have always been the underdogs,” he explained, “but they play hard. We had a stretch there of six, seven, eight games where we were averaging 80 points a game, so they got up and down the floor this season.” Reese led the girls to the Regional Finals this season, the furthest they’ve been in over 40 years, after an impressive list of wins throughout the winter, the Lady Pioneers keeping their opponents 20-to-30 points behind in most of the games that they played. The goal for next season, according to Coach Reese, is to keep the momentum going. “The ultimate aim is to duplicate it and do it again,” he said. “We’ll lose three seniors before then, but these young ladies are hungry and talented, and hopefully we’ll have the upcoming seniors step up and fill those voids. I’m really looking forward to it.”

                                    January 2024

Boswell Head Girls Soccer Coach Kristin Williams is the recipient for the January Coach of the Month. “It was unexpected,” she admitted about receiving the award, “but it feels great. I feel like the girls have put in a lot of hard work, so it’s really their work getting rewarded here.” Entering her second year as head coach for the Pioneers, Williams began directing athletes in 2010 for the Lonestar Soccer Club. She went on to be a volunteer assistant at TCU, director of the Dallas Texas Soccer Club Youth Academy, and most recently lead the Solar Soccer Club to two consecutive conference championships and a national title in 2021. Her skills don’t just stop at coaching, however. As a player, Coach Williams won three national championships with the Dallas Texans and, as a collegiate athlete for the University of Texas, was team captain and the leading scorer for three years straight. Though the season is only just getting started, Coach Williams’ experience is already shining through, helping lead the Lady Pioneers to several early victories on the pitch. “I’m feeling really good about the season so far. The girls have made a complete turnaround from last year, so I’m really proud of them and all their hard work. I love watching them grow in their skills and excitement for soccer.”

“Kristin has done an amazing job revitalizing the soccer program,” Assistant Athletic Coordinator John Reese explained. “They are off to a great start and the future is bright under her leadership.”

November/December 2023

Boswell Head Volleyball Coach Rafael Lopez is the November/December Spotlight Coach of the Month. “It’s exciting to have won,” Coach Lopez explained. “There are a lot of good candidates for this who are doing a great job, so it is very exciting and I’m thankful.” Coming off another successful season topped with a district championship, Coach Lopez expressed pride in the Lady Pioneers and how they pushed through each setback that seemed to come their way. He cited a few injuries throughout the season may have slowed down momentum but did not stop them on their path towards finishing first in the district overall, and this wouldn’t be the first victory of its kind. Under his guidance, the Lady Pioneers have made it to Bi-District, Area, and Regional Quarterfinals Championships and to the Regional Tournament Semifinals, adding to an impressive record of 191 wins in 7 years and acting as another example of Coach Lopez’s more than 30 years of coaching experience. “We have a strong group of seniors coming back next year,” he said when asked about the next fall season, “and the redistricting will shake things up and make it interesting, so I’m looking forward to it.”

“Coach Lopez led his team to another district championship in volleyball and the program continues to progress under his leadership,” Campus Coordinator Wes Weaver said. “He pushes the girls to be the very best they can be.”


Boswell Head Tennis Coach Nathan Wester is the October Coach of the Month. The Pioneers are coming off another fall district championship, their third consecutive and fell a match short of defeating Byron Nelson in the bi-district playoffs. Coach Wester and the Pioneers are a perfect 21-0 in Fall District Tennis in the span of three years. “This group of kids has handled pressure and adversity so well,” he said. “They could feel the pressure from Paschal and Chisholm Trail. They knew the importance of those matches, and that was something I had been preparing them for throughout the season. As a coach, it was so awesome to see how they responded.” Now, all eyes turn to the spring season, which will be here in the blink of an eye. Spring tennis features a girls and a boys district champion; something the Lady Pioneers have accomplished three consecutive times, and the Pioneer Boys have two consecutive spring district championships. Last season, Boswell advanced eight kids to regionals and with a veteran team, they’re looking for more of the same this year. “We are a very senior heavy team, especially on the girls side with six,” he said. “Last season we took kids from every division to regionals, and I’m hoping to take even more this spring. The Boswell spring tennis season will kick off with a trip to Timber Creek on Nov. 10. “Coach Wester is in the midst of a three-peat district championship,” Assistant Campus Coordinator John Reese said. “He is a relentless worker, built great relationships with these kids, and continue to just win!”

Boswell Head Cross Country/Girls Track and Field Coach Bryan Ruiz is the October Coach of the Month. Coach Ruiz is in his second year at the helm at Boswell, and under his leadership, has a plethora of accolades. His girls team won their fourth consecutive district championship, placed sixth as a team at Regionals, and two runners: Lola Deane and Brooklyn Dotts are headed to Round Rock to compete at state on Saturday, Nov. 4! They are the first teammates to compete at state since 2019. “When I think back to summer when we first started, I see that all of this work that the team has put in is paying off,” he said. “It’s so rewarding as a coach to know that we put in 50 miles a week for 10-12 weeks and they’re starting to see those results. We’ve had our ups and downs this year, but this team trusted me and the process when they were feeling down, and I love seeing their hard work pay off.” The future is bright for Boswell, as Coach Ruiz has been working a lot with the Boswell feeder pattern schools, and he is seeing an increase in the number of middle school kids training during the summer, and getting excited for Cross Country.  Boswell is graduating a large number of seniors, but with the program continuously growing, the future is bright. In his first year, he only had two freshmen, and this year grew that number to 12. “Coach Ruiz is in the midst of a four-peat district championship,” Assistant Campus Coordinator John Reese said. “He is a relentless worker, built great relationships with these kids, and continue to just win!”


Boswell Head Football Coach Wes Weaver is the recipient for September. “I didn’t realize I was eligible,” he said with a laugh. “But seriously, I appreciate it. It is nice to be recognized. I come into the job trying to make these coaches jobs easier, do the best I can for everyone and let everyone know I am here for them, whatever they need.” The Pioneers are enjoying their bye week sitting at 3-1 (Haltom was ruled a no contest due to weather) coming off a victory over Paschal last week. “I really liked how we bounced back after the Trinity game,” he said. “We have had a really great week of practice during the bye week. We’ve gotten better every week, and we haven’t had a week where we’ve stayed the same or gotten worse.” The second half of the season, Boswell will enjoy a little home cooking, as they finish out with four of the last five games at Pioneer Stadium. First up is a tough test against North Crowley. “It’s going to be another heavyweight battle,” he said. “They’re very good in all phases of the game. They’re athletic, talented, physical. It will be an outstanding football game.” That game will take place Friday, Oct. 6 for a 7:30 p.m. kick-off at Pioneer Stadium. “Pioneer football has not missed a beat,” Assistant Campus Coordinator John Reese said. “They are 1-1 at the bye week, with promise ahead.”


Boswell Football Offensive Coordinator and Assistant Track Coach Jay Freeman is the August Spotlight Coach of the Month. “We have all been working so hard,” Coach Freeman said. “We have so many coaches that do a tremendous job every day, it’s an honor for me to get nominated.” The Pioneers are off to an undefeated start thus far in 2023, getting wins over Mansfield Lake Ridge, and Saginaw. They were also ahead against Haltom, before the game was called due to weather in the second quarter. “Going back to the summer, our kids have stepped up and worked really hard,” he said. “Our quarterback Tye Renfro has been a leader and has missed maybe one workout since May. He spent the weekend watching film, and he’s locked in ready to get better each day. He and all of our team are focused and want to be just as successful.” The focus now turns towards district play and getting ready for Trinity in the district opener. He's excited for district play, and is looking forward to watching his team go out and compete against District 3-6A. “Coach Freeman has worked tirelessly since he arrived at Boswell, and has been an integral part of athletics,” Campus Coordinator Wes Weaver said. “He is a great communicator with athletes and coaches alike. Coach Freeman brings a calm approach to all things and is meticulous in his preparation for whatever it is that he does.”