“I truly believe that athletics is just one component of an overall educational experience. Nothing should be of a higher priority than making sure a young man is a better student, a better player, and a better human being after being a part of your program whether that is for a few days or for four years.”
- 19 years of coaching experience
- 3 year playing career at Howard Payne University
- Coached 8 high school players who have signed letters on intent to play in college
- 2006 West Texas 3A/4A Coach of the Year, San Angelo Standard Times
- 2013 State Final Four Appearance
- 2011, 2012, 2013 District 10-5A Coach of the Year
- 2013 DBOA Coach of the Year
- 13-4 Playoff Record in 5 years at Berkner
- 55-15 District Record in 5 years at Berkner
- 121-48 overall record in 5 years at Berkner
Jason Petty began his playing career at Robert W. Traip Academy (Maine) for legendary high-school coach Rick Wilson.After graduating from Traip Academy, Petty continued his playing career at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. While at HPU, Petty was a 3-year letterman and a member of HPU’s 1992 TIAA Championship team, starting as a freshman. Petty graduated from Howard Payne University in 1995 with a B.S. in Communication. The following year Petty returned to HPU where he served as a full-time assistant coach and assistant sports information director for the next seven years.
Making the decision to get into the high school ranks, in 2004, Petty became the head boys’ basketball coach at Sweetwater High School where he was able to turn the basketball program around in just 2 years. In 2006, Petty led the Mustangs to their first play-off win in 3 years. Petty made the move to Berkner in 2006 where he would serve as the varsity assistant for 5 years before taking over as head coach in 2011, the position he has held for the last 5 years.
Coach Petty is married to wife Lindsey who is a kindergarten teacher at Springridge Elementary in Richardson. They have two children, Madison (9) and James Davis (1). They attend Woodcreek Church in Richardson.