Head Coach: Mrs. Robyn Segrest 

Mrs. Robyn Segrest is our head mentor for the Pantherbots. She has been the head mentor of this team since the very beginning and she works around the clock to give the best working space for not only the team but for everyone around her. She has been an inspiration to many of her students and they look up to her for advice and as someone who can be there for whatever you need.


“We all carry the seeds of greatness within us, but we need an image as a point of focus in order that they may sprout.” ~ Epictetus

To our mentors and their families, we say thank you. Thank you for your time, dedication, encouragement, and for believing in us even when we do not believe in ourselves. You have been our greatest inspiration, guides, and friends on this journey that we call robotics.

Our mentors and their more famous (or infamous) quotes:

Engineering Mentors:

  • Lead Mentor: Chad Robertson – “Don’t get in the way of big spinny things.”
  • Matt Millican: “How did you do that?!”
  • Gustavo Parra
  • Gustavo Hernandez
  • Jeffin James: “Where’s my keys?” (Currently working with the team remotely)
  • Cody Belcher
  • Jess Berler
  • Beth Tatum

NEMO’s (Non-engineering Mentors):

  • Dale Snyder (Fire Dad): “Hey there slick, you might want to turn that off before you blow up your robot.”
  • Tish Snyder (Fire Mom): “What do you mean we have to re-do these bumpers again?!”
  • Colton McCoy
  • Greg Deimel: *Double Thumbs Up*
  • Jenna Parra
  • Caleb Beames: “You lost the game.”

Past Mentors

  • Nolan Alley: “Always have a release valve.”
  • Chance Cross: “Meh”
  • Michael Lynn
  • Justin Snyder
  • Keldon McPhearson
  • Michael Dahlgren: “Did I mention I hate the first couple of days the bot works? They won’t leave my programmers alone with the bot.”
  • Josh Ronan: “Yep, that looked like a bad idea before you started.”
  • Jarrod Webb
  • Eduardo Rocha
  • Eric Reyes
  • Daniel Gonzalez
  • Jeff Pillows