ABOUT US

 

 

Mr. Jimmy R. Killion (left) and Mr. James E. Barnett (right)

The proceeds from the East Texas Playoff Preview funds a scholarship fund that provides scholarships for deserving seniors from the schools that participate in the event. The scholarships are presented in the names of James E. Barnett and Jimmy R. Killion. The above photo was taken when both gentlemen were inducted into the Leverett's Chapel ISD Hall of Honor.

Mr. Barnett retired in 1985 after serving the Leverett's Chapel ISD as superintendant for 23 years. He was also a long time UIL Legislator overseeing many events, mainly the boys and girls regional track meets and basketball tournaments at Kilgore College. Mr. Barnett passed away on Sept. 17, 2010.

Mr. Killion retired in 1986 after serving the Leverett's Chapel ISD as high school principal for 16 years. Before that, he was the head football coach at Hallsville ISD taking the Bobcats to their highest level in the state playoffs.

East Texas Playoff Preview Staff:

Boys Executive Director: Barry Barnett

Co-Director: Kerri Barnett

Logistics: Brian Barnett

Director of Officials: Mark Watson

Site Manager: Kerri Barnett (Arp HS)

 

Barry Barnett presenting a scholarship

Barry & Kerri Barnett presenting Coach Robert Loper of Frankston High School with plaque in recognition of his 800th win.

 

Executive Director: Barry Barnett

Barry Barnett has been involved in basketball since 1982. He has held various positions on different tournaments and committees. Barry has been a member of officiating associations in Texas, Oklahoma and California officiating football, basketball and baseball. Some of the different events Barry has officiated in:

Barry is the executive director of the East Texas Playoff Preview, Inc. He is also the former director of the Tyler Burger King Classic and the KCBO Thanksgiving Classic.

Barry handles the scheduling for the East Texas Playoff Preview. For more information about the East Texas Playoff Preview, you can contact Barry at bbarn01@hotmail.com or at (903) 859-2202.

 

 

Co-Director: Kerri Barnett

Kerri Barnett has been involved in basketball since 1995. She has held various positions on different tournaments and committees. Kerri has been a member of officiating associations in Texas in both volleyball and basketball. Kerri was the first woman official to work the finals of the Tyler Jr. College Wagstaff Holiday Tournament in 2009. Some of the different events Kerri has officiated in are:

Kerri currently handles the Girls Division of the East Texas Playoff Preview. For more information about the East Texas Playoff Preview, you can contact Kerri at kbarn01@hotmail.com or (903) 714-8364.