Highland Park ISD just announced the creation of a new position, district athletic director. The person who gets the job will oversee athletic programs for boys and girls in grades 7-12, including athletic facilities, budget, event management, and personnel. In addition, the AD will serve as the district’s liaison to community organizations and parent support groups.
Randy Allen, the head football coach, will see his other title go from “boys athletic director” to “boys athletic coordinator.” The district is also looking for a girls athletic coordinator, because former girls athletic director Jerry Sutterfield is assuming a newly created part-time position, coordinator for student integrity and compliance.
“The growth in both student enrollment and participation over the last 10 years has resulted in a substantial increase in responsibility for our athletic administrators,” Superintendent Dawson Orr said in the news release. “I am confident that this reorganization will provide the continued program support to students, parents, and coaches that is needed to maintain HPISD’s tradition of excellence.”