Pinckard chosen as newest athletic director/head coach for MPISD

Ritchie Pinckard is the new Mount Pleasant ISD Athletic Director and Head Football Coach after board of trustees voted unanimously to hire him. Pinckard previously worked at Ennis ISD.

“We are very excited to bring Ritchie Pinckard to Mount Pleasant ISD to serve as our Athletic Director and Head Football Coach,” said MPISD Superintendent of Schools Judd Marshall.   “Coach Pinckard brings a wealth of knowledge to our school district as he has years of experience as a successful head football coach with numerous playoff wins.  He also has done an outstanding job at his previous schools as an Athletic Director, and we believe that he was by far the best candidate that we interviewed.  His ability to motivate kids, his work ethic, and his knowledge of the game of football are just a few of the reasons that he is our choice to lead Tiger Athletics.  Coach Pinckard worked at Mount Pleasant ISD from 2008-2010 as our offensive coordinator for the varsity football team, and he knows our community very well.  We are excited for he and his family, and we look forward to getting him here as soon as we can.”

Pinckard, a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, played baseball at Westark Community College before completing his studies at UAM. He began his coaching career as a linebacker’s coach in his hometown of Fordyce, AR. and coached at Hughes and Rison High Schools in Arkansas before relocating to Texas. He has coached at West Sabine, Timpson, Garrison, DeKalb and Callisburg ISDs. He led teams at Garrison, DeKalb and Callisburg deep in the playoffs.

Coach Pinckard joined the district Jan. 5 succeeding Corey Homer who has returned to McKinney ISD as Assistant Athletic Director.

Coach Ritchie Pinckard, center, is joined by his family (l-r) Amanda Pinckard, 6th grader Landon, 8th grader Layne and 9th grader Reid.