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Jimmy Webster

Jimmy Webster

Head Coach

Josh Dillard

Josh Dillard

Junior Varsity Coach

Brayden Blackwell

Brayden Blackwell

Assistant Varsity Coach

Andrew McClelland

Andrew McClelland

Freshman Coach

Darien Mooney

Darien Mooney

Assistant Varsity Coach

Jimmy Webster - Head Baseball Coach

Coach Webster is in his 31st season of baseball, his 29th season as a high school head coach and his fourth season as Head Coach at Grapevine High School. He also spent two years as the Director of Baseball Operations and Interim Infield Coach for Texas Tech University. In addition to his baseball work, Coach Webster is an Advanced World Geography teacher at GHS.

Coach Webster came to Grapevine from Denton, TX, High School, where he led the Broncos to the district championship and the postseason. Prior to Denton, he spent time as the Head Baseball Coach at Odessa Permian High School, Plainview High School, Lubbock Coronado High School, Lubbock High School, Devine High School and Floydada High School.

During his 29 years of high school coaching, Webster has collected more than 400 wins and led 17 teams to the postseason. He has been named District Coach or Co-Coach of the Year nine times (including 2021), Greater West Texas All-Star Baseball Coach four times, Lubbock Avalanche Journal South Plains Coach of the Year twice and named Teacher of the Month three times. He has also served as the Region I Director of the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Coach Webster played high school baseball at Lubbock Monterey for legendary Hall of Fame coach Bobby Moegle – the winningest high school baseball coach in the nation. Webster was a member of teams that made consecutive trips to the state tournament in 1984 and 1985. He played collegiately at Lubbock Christian University and Texas Tech University for Hall of Fame coach Larry Hays.

Coach Webster is married to Kelly, a Dyslexia Interventionist for GCISD who splits time between Bear Creek Elementary and Timberline Elementary. They have two daughters, Tyler – who is married to Stewart MacDonell – and Sydney – who is married to Lennard Hansen. Jimmy and Kelly also have a single grandchild, Sam, born to Tyler and Stewart in May of 2020. Over the years, Coach Webster has coordinated various charity events that have raised over $25,000 for the American Cancer Society, Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Challenger Baseball League.

Contact Coach Webster at james.webster@gcisd.net.


Brayden Blackwell - Assistant Varsity Coach

Coach Blackwell is in his sixth year as a high school coach, his fourth at Grapevine High School. He serves as Assistant Varsity Coach for the Mustangs. In addition to the baseball work, he is an assistant coach for the GHS football team and teaches Geometry.

He came to GHS from Clear Brook High School in Friendswood, TX, where he was an assistant coach for the football and baseball programs, helping both teams reach postseason play in 2016.

Coach Blackwell attended Coronado High School in Lubbock, TX, where he played baseball for Coach Webster. Coach Blackwell played baseball and received his business degree from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX. He and his wife, Kristen, share their home with their dogs, Charlie, Hattie and Ellie.

Contact Coach Blackwell at brayden.blackwell@gcisd.net


Darien Mooney - Assistant Varsity Coach

Coach Mooney, who has coached in GCISD for 24 years, is in his 16th year with the Mustang baseball program and is a Varsity Assistant Coach this year. He has coached the Freshman, JV Blue and JV Red teams during his time with GHS baseball. During his 24 years in GCISD, he has spent 18 years as the Athletic Coordinator at Cross Timbers Middle School, where he coaches football, cross country and track.

He and his wife, DaiAnn (GCISD Chief Financial Officer), have been married for 26 years and have two children – Kyler, a junior at Texas A&M, and Madison, a junior at GHS.

Coach Mooney and his family love the game of baseball and are blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of the Mustang baseball family.

2 Peter 3:18

Romans 5:1-5

Contact Coach Mooney at darien.mooney@gcisd.net


Josh Dillard - Junior Varsity Coach

Coach Dillard is in his 11th year as a high school coach and his sixth year at Grapevine High School. This year he is the Junior Varsity Head Coach after serving as the Junior Varsity Blue Head Coach for four years and as the Freshman Head Coach for a year. In addition to his baseball work, he is an assistant varsity football coach, head freshman football coach, and teaches World Geography.

He previously coached at Salado, TX, High School, where he was an assistant coach for the 2016 4A state runner-up baseball team.

Coach Dillard attended Poteet High School in Mesquite, TX, where he played football and baseball. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Kinesiology. While at A&M, he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, played on the corps baseball team, and coached the corps baseball team during his junior and senior years.

He and his wife, Jenny, have been married for 10 years and have a daughter, Kylee (6), a son, Caleb (2), and are expecting their third child in April 2022.

Contact Coach Dillard at joshua.dillard@gcisd.net


Andrew McClelland - Freshman Coach

Coach McClelland is in his second year as a high school coach, both at Grapevine High School. He serves as the Freshman Head Coach for the Mustangs. In addition to his baseball work, he is an Assistant Coach for the GHS football team and teaches English II.

He came to GHS from Grapevine Middle School, where he was the Athletic Coordinator for the boy's athletics program, including coaching football, basketball, track, and cross country.

Coach McClelland attended MacArthur High School in Irving, TX, where he played baseball, football and basketball. Coach McClelland played baseball at Dallas Baptist University his freshman year and then transferred to Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX, where he received his Criminal Justice degree. He returned to Dallas Baptist, where he worked as the Director of Baseball Operations and received a Master in Sport Management. He and his wife, Tori, share their home with their dogs, Titus and Charlie. They welcomed their first child Brooks in February, 2022.

Contact Coach McClelland at andrew.mcclelland@gcisd.net