Barry Wilson, Head Coach
Coach Barry Wilson is entering his 6th year as the head softball coach and his 7th year at Klein Oak. He is in his 29th year in education currently teaching world history. He is also an assistant coach with the Panther Freshmen football program.
During his time as head coach, Coach Wilson has led the Panthers to the playoffs multiple seasons while competing in a tough 15-6A district. The 2021 and 2019 teams finished their seasons as Bi-District Finalists. In 2018, the Panthers made their deepest playoff run in 10 years as Regional Quarter Finalists.
Prior to coming to Klein Oak, Coach Wilson served as a Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach for 13 years at The Woodlands High School. During his time at TWHS, the baseball program won two of its three 5A State Championships in 2006 and 2013 and a National Championship in 2006. He also served on the football staff that guided the 2003 team to the 5A State Championship game. His other stints included Montgomery High School, where he was the softball assistant, Conroe High School and Dickinson Junior High School.
Coach Wilson earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas A&M (Whoop) in 1986 and a Master of Education in Administration from Sam Houston State in 2008. He grew up in Cypress, TX and is a 1981 graduate of Cy-Fair HS. In addition to education, Coach Wilson has served as an HSE consultant in the Offshore oil industry, car salesman, and account representative for two Fortune 500 companies.
Coach Wilson's greatest support comes from his wife of 8 years Jacquetta, who teaches chemistry at Willis high school. He has two children, son, Braxton (33), and a daughter, Ragan (25). In his spare time, Coach Wilson enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, traveling, and watching college sports.
Rachel Acosta, Assistant Coach
Coach Rachel Acosta is joining Klein Oak softball this year as an assistant coach. In her 8th year of education, she has been with Klein ISD for six of those years and is in her second year teaching U.S. History at KOHS.
Coach Acosta earned her Bachelor of Science from Wayland Baptist University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Sam Houston State. Go Bearkats!
Joshua Culp, Assistant Coach
Coach Joshua Culp is new to the Klein Oak softball coaching staff this year. He is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD and is entering his 15th year as a teacher/coach with stints as a head baseball coach, head softball coach, and district-level athletic director. He played baseball at Austin College (shortstop/pitcher), earned his master’s degree from Texas A&M Commerce (athletic administration), and spent time overseas playing baseball across Europe until injuring his shoulder.
“I am excited to be a part of the Klein Oak softball family and to work alongside Coach Wilson and Coach Acosta as we begin to prepare for our 2023 season," said Culp. “Klein Oak has been synonymous with great athletic programs as far back as I can remember, and as a former head softball and head baseball coach, I am hoping to work with this awesome staff to contribute my experience and knowledge of the game to continue to grow the softball program here at Klein Oak.”
Coach Culp’s wife works in Klein as well and teaches students with visual impairments across the district. She can usually be seen at the games with their two children, Ashlyn (13) and Aiden (7), who are usually sporting their baseball/softball gear and trying to find their way into the batting cages to hit and throw.