Coach Snyder played high school basketball for Hall of Fame Coach Jack Edison at Plymouth High School in Indiana. He then went on to play basketball for Hall of Fame Coach Jim Kessler at Grace College where he was a two time NAIA Academic All-American. As a player Coach Snyder was a part of 2 Conference Championships and a runner up in the National Championship.
Coach Snyder is married to Lauren Snyder. She is an elementary teacher at West Pine. They have three girls in Grace (10), Ella (8), and Madelyn (4). Coach Snyder teaches Physical Education and Health at the High School. He has a Masters degree in Sports Management.
Coach Snyder enters his 8th season at the helm of the Patriots. He enters with a career record of 185-88 and is 134-53 at Pinecrest. He has been a part of 4 Conference Championships, 4x in the Sweet 16, 1 Elite 8, and 1 Final Four.
Coach Zawlocki played basketball at Bethel College and was an All-American post player. He was a head coach for over 20 years and has been an assistant at Grace College the past 12 years. Coach Zawlocki was also one of Coach Snyder's college coaches. This will be Coach Z's fourth year at Pinecrest.
He teaches Math at Pinecrest and is married to Debbie. They have a son (Danny) who has now joined our staff.
Coach Coe enters his fifth season as a part of the Patriot program. Coach Coe has been a freshmen assistant, JV Coach, and is now the Varsity Assistant coach. Coach Coe played college basketball at Elon College. Coach Coe is married to Kim and they have three boys (Wynston 19, Clayton : 18 and now playing at Methodist University, and Bryce 15).
Coach Lassiter has decided to come back as the JV coach. Coach Lassiter was a varsity assistant for four years and then took over the West Pine Middle School team last year. Coach Lassiter is married to Kathy and they have two children (Jay and Will).
Coach Demolet is our 9th grade Coach. Coach Demolet was a Pinecrest graduate and this will be his second year with the Patriots. He has also served as a Varsity Assistant at Union Pines High School.
Coach Roberts comes to us from Crains Creek Middle School. This will be his first year with the Pinecrest Patriots as he will be helping out with all 3 programs.