Meet the Coaches

Coach Poynter is entering his 21st season as the Viking 7 on 7 head coach.
Jim and his wife Peggy have 3 sons who played football for the legendary Eddy Peach and graduated from LHS. Son Michael led the 2007 Viking 7 on 7 team to a 3rd place finish in the 64-team State 7 on 7 Championship.

Coach Poynter has coached 91 games at the State 7 on 7 championship competition… A 59-32 (65%) record. During those 18 state appearances the Vikings reached the championship 16 times.  

Coach Poynter owns a commercial real estate company, has two grandchildren, and likes to play golf. Jim is a graduate of PENN and was a three starter for the football team. Jim is a founding Director of the Arlington Athletic Hall of Honor Foundation and the Eddy Peach Scholarship Fund.

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Julian Steward

Julian is starting his 13th season as a Viking 7 on 7 coach and is now the defensive coordinator for the Vikes. Julian played 7 on 7 and regular football from middle school through high school for the Viking program. Literally, upon his graduation from Lamar he started volunteering as a Viking 7 on 7 coach. Although just 31 years old,  Julian is one of the most experienced and capable defensive coaches in Texas 7 on 7.

Spencer Porter

Spencer is entering his 8th season as the Vikings varsity offensive coordinator. Spencer twice lead the Viking JV 7 on 7 team to the state tournament as the head coach. Former multi sport letterman for Lamar including 4 trips to the state tournament as a player between middle school and high school. A graduate of Texas Tech, Spencer earned his master degree from the University of Texas at Tyler in Human Resources.

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JR Walker

JR handles multiple duties ranging from coaching to operations for the Vikes.  J.R is retired after a career in  Law enforcement. He was married for 33 years and has 9 kids. JR started coaching in 1990 to the present. “I’ve coached little league, Arlington optimist ,softball and 7/7 in all age groups over the years”.

Garnett Carey