Johnny Ringo has been named Highland Park ISD’s new athletic director, a newly created position by the district.
Ringo will oversee the entire athletic program for boys and girls in grades 7-12, athletic facilities, budget, event management, and personnel. He will also serve as the district’s liaison to community organizations and parent support groups that are an integral part of the district’s overall public-private partnership.
Previously, HPISD had a girls and boys athletic director. Girls athletic director Jerry Sutterfield recently retired, while head football coach Randy Allen was the boys athletic director.
Ringo has 29 years coaching experience, and served as the Texas High School Coaches Association’s president last school year.
“A lot has changed in the last three decades, but the core principles of athletics are the same,” Ringo said. “Highland Park ISD will continue to emphasize a commitment to building dedicated, hard-working young men and women. We will focus on winning with integrity in ways that promote self-confidence and pride. I look forward to working with our students, parents and coaches.”
Ringo has been the head football coach and athletic director at Plano East since 2004.