The Texas High School Athletic Directors Association has created a new program designed to present a pathway for coaches who would like to eventually pursue a career as an Athletic Administrator in the State of Texas.  This program is called the Aspiring Athletic Administrators Academy and will provide a curriculum addressing those duties and responsibilities specific to becoming a Texas Athletic Administrator at any classification level.

Curriculum content is listed below and will provide an individual with an in-depth look at those attributes that all Athletic Administrators must be familiar with in order to move forward in athletic administration.

Courses within the Aspiring Athletic Administrators Academy will be presented during the three major events of the THSADA that will also allow candidates to engage with and network with multiple-school district Athletic Administrators at the 5A and 6A level.

You must be a member of the THSADA in order to attend any THSADA event.

The Aspiring Athletic Administrators Academy is under the direction of:

David Kuykendall-President-Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (Former Director of Athletics-Frisco ISD)

Debbie Fuchs-President-elect-Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (Former Director of Athletics-Clear Creek ISD)

1. Preparing an Athletic Budget

2. Hiring coaches/athletic staff

3. How to conduct Staff meetings

4. Managing Athletic events

5. Facility planning

6. Transportation

7. Managing each sport program

8. UIL Requirements/DEC

9. Athletic Director Administrative Duties

10. Developing Athletic Administrator network

11. Working with faculty/central office staff

12. Booster Clubs

13. Bond projects

14. Arranging playoffs

15. Facility rentals

16. Designing athletic policies

17. How to Interview for an Athletic Director position

18. Transitioning to a new position

Please contact Rusty Dowling with any questions: