Jerry Mac (Coach) Courtney, 83, was born on July 28, 1935 in Groveton, Texas and died on June 25, 2019 at 9:42 pm surrounded by his family in Lubbock, Texas. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, A. M. (Oscar) and Lela McClain Courtney; brother, James Courtney; and daughter, Julie Gay Courtney Castillo.Jerry is survived by his wife of 36 years, Judy Courtney; daughter, Jackie Chapman; step-son Nick A. Moutos; step-daughter, Tina Hernandez and husband Albert Hernandez, Jr.; grandchildren, Tyler and Delaney Chapman, Edward and Elizabeth Castillo, Alex and Athena Moutos, and Blakely, Mia, and Tres Albert Hernandez as well as other family and friends.Jerry graduated from Groveton High School. He earned his Bachelors of Science and Master’s Degree in Education from Sam Houston State University. Jerry loved sports and coached basketball at Huntsville ISD and Aldine ISD where he was the youngest head basketball coach in the state of Texas. He began his career in Spring Branch ISD as head coach of Spring Oaks Junior High. He was also a counselor at Memorial High School and an Associate Principal at Northbrook Junior High, Landrum Junior High and Spring Woods High School where he retired in 1995 after graduating the Class of 95. In April of 1995, the area P.T.A presented Jerry with the Bell Ringer Award as the area’s best Administrator. This is the highest award the P.T.A. can present. For him it was more than a career, it was his calling.Jerry was also a member of S.B.O.A. and officiated basketball games all over the Gulf Coast Region. He was also very active in the Spring Branch Sports Association where he coached girls fast pitch softball, was a commissioner and in 1979 was Director of Softball. Later he was director of softball umpires where he trained umpires and scheduled their games. He umpired himself and made it a truly family affair certifying his wife, daughter, and step-children.After retiring from the public school system, he and Judy owned and operated Coaches Driving Center in the Cypress Fairbanks area of Houston where he taught hundreds of students to drive.After moving to Lubbock in 2006, Jerry was active in Masonic work. He was a member of the Wolfforth-Frenship Lodge No.1447. In 2012-2013 he was Worshipful Master of the Lodge. He was also a member of York Rite and Scottish Rite.Jerry was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He loved his Lord, family and all the students he worked with over the years.The family would like to thank the staff at Lakeridge Nursing and Rehab and Beyond Faith Hospice for all their care and kindness.In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family request that you make a donation to your favorite charity in Jerry’s memory.