Head Volleyball Coach Terri Wade is in her 7th season at The Woodlands High School, leading the Lady Highlanders to the Regional tournament every season. Last season the Lady Highlanders posted a record of 23-4 overall and a 10-0 record in District 13-6A.
Prior to assuming leadership of the TWHS Program, Coach Wade was the Head Coach for the Montgomery High School Lady Bears from 2008 – June 2015. As the Head Coach at Montgomery, Coach Wade guided the Lady Bears to the UIL State Playoffs in each of her first seven seasons.
Coach Wade is from Hallsville, Texas. At Hallsville High School, Coach Wade was an all-around athlete competing in volleyball, softball, basketball and track. Coach Wade was an all-state selection in both volleyball and softball.
After High School, Coach Wade attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas on a volleyball scholarship. Coach Wade was a four-year starter for the Reddies’ volleyball team as an outside hitter. Coach Wade earned her Masters degree in Sports Administration at Henderson State while serving as a graduate assistant coach under legendary coach Rhonda Thigpen. Coach Wade began her coaching career as the New Caney softball coach before moving to be assistant volleyball coach at Conroe High School. Coach Wade became the head volleyball coach at Montgomery in 2008 and has coached several players who have played Division 1 Volleyball. The Lady Bears advanced to the Regional Tournament twice, and advanced to the Regional Finals in 2009. Coach Wade is married to the Woodlands High School swimming coach, Jeremy Wade, whom she met when both were attending Henderson State. The Wade’s are the parents of two children, son Jett, ten, and daughter Tatum, eight.
Dr. Collea McKinney is in her initial season as 1st Assistant for The Woodlands High School volleyball program. While she has multiple teaching certifications, her current teaching assignment is Special Education Inclusion. Dr. McKinney has over 15 years of coaching experience in multiple sports (volleyball, basketball, and track). Her initial coaching assignment began in 2006 when she served as Graduate Assistant for the Henderson State University volleyball program. Her responsibilities at Henderson State included: recruiting, scouting, teaching, game film exchange, weight program implementation, and on the court coaching.
Dr. McKinney arrived at TWHS after serving three seasons as head coach at La Marque High School. Prior to that appointment, she served as Head 8th Grade Volleyball, Basketball, and Track Coach at Texas Middle School (Texarkana, TX) where she led the Lady Tigers to multiple district championships. She has also worked in various capacities within the athletic realm. She worked as a collegiate volleyball coach, Assistant Athletic Director, Sports Information Director, club volleyball coach, assisted with many volleyball and basketball camps, and provided private lessons for aspiring volleyball and basketball players. As a 2002 graduate of John Tyler High School (Tyler, Texas), Dr. McKinney was a four-sport athlete lettering in basketball, volleyball, track, and cross-country. There she earned All-District, All-Region, All-Conference, All-East Texas, and various other honors, including Female Athlete of the Year for all four years of competition.
Dr. McKinney began her collegiate career at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland where she lettered in basketball. She played there one year before transferring to Henderson State University where she became a two-sport athlete, lettering in basketball and volleyball. During her athletic tenure at HSU, the Lady Reddie basketball team finished the season with a 22-12 record and advanced to the NCAA Division II Final Four in 2004, the Sweet Sixteen Division II tournament in 2006, and the Elite Eight in 2007. Dr. McKinney earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Henderson State University in 2006, a Master of Science in Sports Administration from Henderson State University in 2007, and an Educational Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University in January of 2013. Dr. McKinney and her husband, Jewell Anton McKinney, Jr. are both coaches. They have a twelve-year-old son, Jewell Anton McKinney, III, and a seven-year-old son, Clarence Carter McKinney. They also have a fur baby named Bella who is a two-year-oldChiweenie.
Dr. McKinney’s personal mantras are “Bloom where you are planted” (Joel Osteen) and “to whom much is given, much will be required” (Luke 12:48). She is a strong advocate for her students, and she believes all students have the capacity to learn. Her greatest pleasure in teaching is being able to watch students have that "aha" moment (that moment when they acquire a skill and become confident within their skillset). This is one of the reasons she is passionate about coaching.
Coach Pelosi is in her third year coaching and fifth year teaching Commercial Photography at The Woodlands High School. Born and raised in The Woodlands, Coach Pelosi graduated from TWHS in 2008 and during her time here, she played 3 years of basketball and 4 years of volleyball.
After high school, she attended Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. She played 4 years of volleyball there and earned all conference selections and recognition as outstanding female scholar athlete. She graduated in 2012 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Design.
Coach Pelosi came back to the Lone Star State after college and worked as a graphic and web designer while coaching volleyball for one of the Houston area club teams. In the fall of 2016, she changed careers and started working at The Woodlands High School. Missing the competitive atmosphere and camaraderie of being involved in sports, she got the opportunity to join the TWHS volleyball coaching staff in the Fall of 2018.
Growing up in a high school gym, coaching at The Woodlands is like coming back home. Being given to opportunity to contribute to a program that has given so much to me and my family over the years is a huge blessing that is not lost on me. I hope that I can pass on the lessons and knowledge imparted on me from so many teachers and coaches that have made a big influence on my life.
Coach Pelosi has been married to her husband Andrew for 7 years. They have a son Eli and a daughter Vivian.
Farrin Ormes graduated from High School in Indiana in 2005, where she was the only member of her volleyball team to be all CIC 3 years in a row. She received a scholarship to attend Millikin University where she swam and played volleyball. She transferred to Purdue in the fall of her sophomore year, where she received an undergraduate degree in Public Relations and Rhetorical advocacy in 2009.
Coach Ormes has been a part of TWHS volleyball program for the past 7 years at the Junior High level, where she also coached basketball for 5 years. She had to opportunity to coach HS swim in 2019 and enjoyed the challenge of coaching at the high school level.
She is excited to coach the same group of girls and see their growth this year. Coaching has always been a passion of hers. Every season, she hopes to help her athletes grow as individuals and as a team, both on and off the court. She tries to instill in her athletes the drive to never give up and the mindset to move mountains and overcome obstacles. She has been happily married for over ten years to husband Jason Ormes, a chemical engineer and product manager for Chevron Phillips Chemical, and they have two boys, Dylan 5 and Logan 3.
Coach Rascoe graduated from The Woodlands High School in 2009. During her time at TWHS, Coach Rascoe played 4 years of softball.
After graduating from TWHS, Coach Rascoe attended Angelina College where she played two years of softball. Rascoe finished college at Sam Houston and majored in history with a minor in Secondary Education. Coach Rascoe's teaching and coaching career began at Hudson High School. She spent two years there coaching softball and basketball.
"My parents still reside in The Woodlands. My older sister, Sidney, is married with two precious twin two year olds. Shelbie, a 2016 TWHS grad, attends A&M Galveston".
"I decided to coach and teach mostly for the same reasons. Growing up I wasn't the smartest in the classroom, and I wasn't the best on the field, but I had teachers and coaches who motivated me to be better. They taught me that hard work, a positive attitude, and a kind spirit can get you a really long way. Most importantly, they taught me how to be a better human being. Since high school, I knew that I wanted to impact young people in the same manner than certain coaches and teachers impacted me".