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.
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 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.
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”.