Coach Jerry Shaffer
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Coach Shaffer with Ronnie Cross during 
1977 State Championship Game 
Coach Jerry Shaffer

      Jerry Shaffer was born in Fannin County near Leonard, Texas in 1940.  He attended Leonard High School where he played football, basketball, baseball and ran track.  He attended Austin College where he was a four year letterman in football, playing safety and quarterback.  After graduation, Shaffer joined Jim Hess at Rockwall where the Yellowjackets won the state championship in 1963, and he was hooked on coaching!

      In the following years, Shaffer coached at Kilgore, attended graduate school at Purdue University in physics, taught at Austin College, coached at Duncanville, worked in geophysical research in Midland, taught at Midland College, coached at Sherman, taught at Austin College and then in 1974 arrived in Wylie to be the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director.  He remained in this position for the next fourteen years. 

     During his tenure at Wylie, the Pirates went 123-41-2 including 10 outright district championships.  The Pirates won the 1977 State title and were runner-up in 1978.

      Shaffer was inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma, National Physics Honor Society, while a student at Purdue University and again as a faculty member at Austin College.  He was also inducted into the Austin College Hall of Honor in 1989  and the Rockwall ISD Hall of Honor in 2013.

      Dr. Shaffer was elected Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Collin County in 2014 and presides over Justice Court in Farmersville and Wylie.
Jerry and Ollene Shaffer in 2007