Pirates Baseball Coaching Staff

Jonathan Cantu, Head Varsity Baseball Coach

Coach Jonathan Cantu is entering his 19th season of coaching and 7th season as the Pirates head coach.

Coach Cantu was raised in Rowlett and attended Garland Lakeview Centennial HS where he lettered in baseball. He graduated Cum Laude from Texas Tech University with a B.A. in History. He began his coaching career in 1999 at Lubbock Estacado High School. In 2003, he accepted a coaching position with his high school alma mater. He also coached at Sachse High School until his arrival at Wylie HS in 2009.

Coach Cantu now lives in Wylie with his wife Melinda and four boys, Jaden, Jax, Jace, and Jett.




Roger Byrd

Varsity Assistant-Outfielders


Rich Frei

Head JV Black Coach


Russell Campbell

Varsity Assistant - Pitchers

Coach Byrd joined the Pirates staff in 2010. He attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University. While in high school, Byrd earned four letters each in baseball and football and played baseball at the collegiate level.  Coach Byrd and his wife, Nance, have twin daughters Emily and Amy.  Go Pirates! AHMO!!

  Coach Rich Frei is entering his 8th year at Wylie High School and his 12th year of coaching over all. He coaches catchers and is the JV Black head coach.  He teaches Anatomy and Physiology and enjoys all of the opportunities that Wylie has to offer.   Coach Frei and his wife, Laura, live in Wylie with their three children,  Michael(6), Joseph(4) and Anna(1).   Coach Russell Campbell is entering his 6th season of coaching and 2nd at Wylie High School.  Coach Campbell was raised in Sachse and attended Sachse High School where he lettered in baseball.  Coach Campbell graduated in 2010 from Eastern New Mexico University with a B.A. in History.  He also lettered on the baseball team as a pitcher.  Coaching stops before Wylie include Cooper and Ferris High Schools.  Coach Campbell now lives in Garland with his wife Mikala and daughter Audrey.




Donnie Dona

Head JV Maroon Coach


Coach Donnie Dona is entering his 2nd season of coaching.  Coach Dona was raised in Rowlett and attended Sachse HS where he lettered in baseball.  He graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in English.  Coach Dona now lives in Sachse and is engaged to his lovely fiance Caitlin.  Go Rockies!







Jr. Varsity - Black

Jr. Varsity - Maroon






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WISD Athletic Physical Packet 2013-2014

Wylie Pirates Baseball Parent Guidelines





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Jonathan Cantu
Head Varsity Baseball Coach



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