This is JB Nicholson’s 6th year at Lovejoy and currently coaching middle school football and baseball at the high school, as well as teaching PE at Lovejoy Elementary School. Prior to coming to Lovejoy, Coach Nicholson coached baseball and football at Derby High School in Derby, Kansas for 15 years. In 2001, the Derby Panthers won the 6A State Championship while Coach Nicholson worked directly with the pitching staff. Coach Nicholson was offered the Head Baseball Coaching position in 2010, where he held that position for 3 years before making the transition to the Allen area.
Coach Nicholson graduated from Newman University in 1991, with a BS in Physical Education where he played baseball, and then received a MS from Wichita State University in 1997.
He is married to Sheryl Nicholson who teaches Kindergarten at Lovejoy Elementary School. They have 6 kids, Tiffany, Ashley, Skylar, TJ, Brady and Peyton. Coach Nicholson loves being with his family and enjoys riding bikes and working out.
Coach Chris Walker is in his first year at Lovejoy coaching Middle School Football and High School Basketball. He has five years coaching experience serving in Red Oak for three years prior to coaching in Frisco for the past couple of years.
Chris and his wife Abi, a middle school theater teacher in Plano, were married in 2016 and welcomed their first child, Charles “Charlie” Walker this past spring. In his spare time, Coach Walker enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and watching sports.