Katy Baseball Coaches
Coach McPherson is a graduate of Lubbock High School. He attended both Hardin Simmons University and Texas Tech University where he earned a Masters degree in Education while playing baseball as a pitcher and catcher.
Coach McPherson is the Head Coach of Katy’s Baseball program and has been at Katy High School since 1988. During the 2019 season, Coach McPherson recorded his 800th career coaching victory. Prior to coming to Katy High School, he had coaching stops with Texas Tech University, Hardin Simmons University, Canyon High School, Levelland High School and Johnson City High School.
His favorite memory is leading the Katy Tigers into the 2006 Baseball State Championship in Round Rock against The Woodlands (who were ranked #1 in the Nation).
Coach McPherson is married to his wife Joan and they have 5 children, Brent, Travis, Kristen, Cody and Justin – and Coach loves spending time with his beautiful grandchildren Camryn, Caelan, Jace, Lilly, and Reagan.
Coach Langan graduated from Sunnyside High School in Tucson, AZ. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona in Exercise and Sports Sciences with a minor in mathematics.
Before moving to Katy, Coach Langan coached baseball at Abilene High, Tahoka High, and was Head Baseball Coach at Morton High and Slaton High School. He has been at Katy High School since 2000. He believes that coaching is a great platform to teach young men about character, virtue and work ethic.
Coach Langan is married to his wife Debbie and they have two sons and a daughter that graduated from Katy High School in 2008, 2010 and 2018.
Coach Hearne graduated from Hudson High School in Lufkin, TX. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin in Kinesiology with a minor in history.
Coach Hearne coached in Taft and Needville before coming to Katy in 2012. Following the 2016 season he went back home to Lufkin and coached there for two years before moving back to Katy in 2018. He believes that coaching is one of the most impactful and rewarding careers that someone can choose. Coaching allows us to teach young boys how to become young men. As Billy Graham once said, "A coach will impact more people in one year than the average person will in an entire lifetime."
Coach Hearne is married to his wife Anna and they have two daughters, Adelynn and Abigail, and one son, Bryson.
Coach Handlin graduated from Mayde Creek High School in Katy, Tx. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Murray State University where he was a four year baseball letterman.
Before coming to Katy High School in 2016 he was at Spring Woods High School where he spent two years coaching baseball. During those two years he had the opportunity to coach and teach with his dad.
“A common mistake among those who work in sport is spending a disproportional amount of time on “X’s and and O’s” as compared to time spent learning about your players."
He is married to his beautiful wife Gracey, and they have two children, Charlee and Addison.