Coach Herrera enters her 11th year as the Lady Panthers Head Volleyball Coach. Under her leadership, Permian has made state playoff appearances in four of the last six years. For 18 years now, she has taught English and coached volleyball, basketball, and softball at Permian. She is a 2000 graduate of Greenwood HS, where she lettered in volleyball, basketball, softball, and track. She attended Howard College on a softball scholarship. Coach Herrera then transferred to Texas Tech, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences with an English minor. In 2018, she earned a Masters Degree in Sports Management from Texas Women’s University. Herrera is the Permian Girls Athletic Coordinator. She is married to John and they have three-year-old Jordan. The family also have a Lab named Drake.
Varsity assistant coach Wills has taught math and coached volleyball for 39 years. He graduated from Texas Tech and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Coach Wills is married to wife Lisa and they have two children – Andy and Sara and grandson – Austin.
Coach Garcia is entering her third year coaching at Permian and has been with ECISD for eight years. She is a graduate of Fort Stockton HS. Coach Garcia has a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from UTPB. She is married and has three children – two grown and one teenager – and also has three grandchildren.
Coach Stephenson is entering her 11th year coaching, and this will be her second stint as a Permian coach as she was a Cross Country/Track coach at Permian back in 2017. Stephenson has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Texas Tech University and will be teaching Algebra 1 this year. She is married and has a two-year-old daughter named Olivia.
Coach Paz is entering her second year as a teacher and coach at Permian. She is a Mojo graduate of 2010. Brek played soccer at Angelo State University and later transferred to UTPB, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Biology degree with a minor in Psychology. In 2019, Brek obtained her Master of Science Management Degree in Business Analytics from Abilene Christian University.