Lady Guard Volleyball

Four years ago, Headmaster Rod Fletcher and Athletic Director Wally Dawkins made a concerted effort to build a girl’s program that would not only develop the girl’s athletic abilities, but also would foster their character and academic success.

“The Brook Hill Volleyball program is about commitment,” Coach Wise said. “We commit to hard work, we commit to our team, we commit to bettering ourselves, and we commit to Christ.”

The Lady Guard is coming off of a successful 2016 season. They went 20-13 overall finishing tied for 2nd in their district and advancing to playoffs. Nine postseason recognitions were awarded to the Lady Guard for their hard work all season. The Lady Guard Volleyball Program is more than just developing the skills to compete in the game.

“We also strive to instill notable characteristics into our athletes,” Wise said. “We practice the game and play to win, but we also choose to bring glory to God through our success and defeats. Being a Lady Guard Volleyball athlete means COMMITTING to buying into something that is greater than ourselves. We are pumped to get the 2017 season underway and excited for the opportunities God gives us in this upcoming season.”

Lady Guard claim nine postseason recognitions on TAPPS All-District Volleyball awards list:
All-District Defensive Player award: Brianna Young
All-District Setter: Lauren Eden
First Team All-District: Megan Priddy, Kay Kay Smith and Brianna Young
Second Team All-District: Maddie Anthony, Morgan Carpenter, Lauren Eden and Katherine Mondrick
Honorable Mention All-District: Adrianna Kuechle and Jacee Callens
Lady Guard Megan Priddy made the Academic All State team.



Lady Guard JV Volleyball

Lady Guard Varsity Volleyball



Coaching Staff


Becky Knight

Assistant to Athletics; Head Girls Soccer Coach

Becky Knight is the Assistant to Athletics at Brook Hill, Head Girls Soccer coach, and the Assistant Varsity Girls Track coach. Becky graduated from Auburn University in 2011 with her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. This will be Becky’s fourth year at Brook Hill and her 3rd season with the Lady Guard Soccer and Track teams. […]

Mallory Simmons

Assistant Volleyball Coach; Assistant Basketball Coach; Lower School PE Aide; Athletic Department Assistant
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This is Mallory’s second year at Brook Hill and second year for coaching volleyball and basketball. She played college volleyball at Texas Woman’s University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Mallory’s hobbies include spending time with her family, traveling, playing sports and being at the lake. She is excited to be a part […]

Candise Wise

Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director; Head Volleyball Coach; Assistant Softball Coach
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Candise has been a part of the Brook Hill Family for 4 years. This is Candise’s second year as the Lady Guard Head Volleyball Coach. She’s also the Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director.  She graduated from University of Texas at Tyler with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She hold an Associate’s degree from […]


Volleyball volunteers at the East Texas Food Bank

September 26,

The Lady Guard Volleyball team got out of the gym on Tuesday and went to the East Texas Food Bank to serve. They made one assembly line and packed bags with food and then packed them into boxes. “I’m proud of their servant hearts and willingness to serve their community,” Coach Wise said. Come out […]

Volleyball players learn how to exemplify the body of Christ on the court

September 15,

From the desk of Candise Wise, Head Volleyball Coach: The 2017-18 Lady Guard Volleyball Season is well underway. The girls have fought through a tough preseason and have grown to become more of a team each time they step on the court. Yesterday, instead of practicing our skills on the court we bonded more as […]

Middle School Volleyball teams defeat TK Gorman

September 15,

From the desk of Candise Wise, Head Volleyball Coach: Brook Hill MS Lady Guard 8th A and 7th A played lights out this past weekend in the Bullard MS Tournament. Both teams faced off against Grace, Rusk, and Bullard. The 8th A team fell to Grace early in the morning but came back to beat […]

Volleyball Pepper Pals are revealed

September 15,

From the desk of Candise Wise, Head Volleyball Coach: This is the second year after launching this program. Pepper Pals is a program I started last year to help bridge the gap between our middle school volleyball program and upper school volleyball program. I wanted to help make the younger volleyball players fell more engaged […]

Lady Guard players named to all-district volleyball team

November 17, 2016

Brook Hill seniors Brianna Young, Megan Priddy and Kay Kay Smith were instrumental in the Lady Guard finishing tied for second place in the TAPPS 3-5A standings. They have now been recognized by the other coaches of the district with first-team all-district honors. Seniors Lauren Eden and Brianna Young also received superlative awards with Eden named […]

Football, volleyball and cheer teams advance to playoffs

November 11, 2016

From the desk of Wally Dawkins, Athletic Director: On the first day of August, right in the heart of what is known as the “Dog Days of Summer,” over 125 Brook Hill athletes, coaches, and support staff began preparing for their upcoming seasons. Like all athletes, teams and coaches, the goal is to get into the […]

Brook Hill Lady Guard delivers successful volleyball season

October 31, 2016

Brook Hill received five kills and two blocks from Morgan Carpenter and a combined 28 digs from seniors Brianna Young and Kay Kay Smith, but it was not enough to get past Dallas Christian Thursday in their opening-round TAPPS 5A playoff match. The Lady Guard were stopped in three games, 25-14, 25-14, 25-10 to complete […]

Brook Hill middle school volleyball cap succesful seasons

October 24, 2016

Brook Hill Middle School’s 7th grade A and 8th grade A volleyball teams played in their season finale last week at the TAPSAC Tournament held at Tyler Grace Community School. The Lady Guard 7th A team reached the semifinals before being stopped in a hard-fought three-set match by host Grace. The Lady Guard 8th A […]


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