One of the top athletic programs at Bullard Independent School District will have a new leader this season, as school officials announced the hiring of Brock Lemire as the new head coach of the Panther baseball program.
“My wife and I are excited and thankful to the BISD School Board, Superintendent and Coach Callaway for this opportunity,” said Lemire, in a press release sent by Bullard ISD. “I am glad to be here and greatly looking forward to coaching and getting to know the talented athletes at Bullard. I’m eagerly anticipating a successful year this season and many more to come.”
According to Bullard ISD officials, Lemire will begin his duties as both a teacher and a coach effective Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, serving as the Panther baseball head coach, as well as an assistant football coach for the Panther football team and a teacher at Bullard High School.
The hiring of Lemire for the top job for the Panther baseball program came shortly after former Panther head coach Chad Linder submitted his resignation to Bullard ISD officials, effective at the end of the fall 2017 semester, to pursue a new career.
Lemire has a coaching record of a total of six years, having called the shots on the field for the Brook Hill Guard baseball program for the past four years.
Experience-wise, Lemire played baseball for Tyler Junior College, then later Lubbock Christian University and the University of Texas at Tyler during his college years. As a player, his accomplishments include being a part of TJC’s National Championship team in 2007, as well as an All-American, World Series Most Valuable Player, and National Player of the Year in Division 3 Junior College baseball.
He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology while attending the University of Texas at Tyler.
As the coach for Brook Hill in the 2016 season, Lemire was recognized by the Tyler Morning Telegraph as the East Texas Coach of the Year in the sport.
“We are honored to have a man with upstanding character and work ethics join our School District,” said Scott Callaway, Bullard ISD Athletic Director. “Lemire will be an asset to the BISD athletic program as head baseball coach, as well as an assistant football coach in the coming seasons. Bullard has a history of success in the baseball program and we’re excited for him to come in, build, and take this program to new levels through his leadership. This is an exceptional hire for the school district and our community.”
With the Brook Hill Guard, Lemire finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 16-10, 7-2 in district play, as was recognized as the Area Champions. The team was eliminated in the Regional round by the Fort Worth Christian Cardinals, 15-0.
Lemire has been married to his wife, Whitney Lemire for almost two years.