HPISD School Board OKs Hiring of New Athletic Director

After approval by the Highland Park ISD board of trustees this week, it’s official; longtime football coach and administrator Rodney Webb will take over as athletic director for Highland Park ISD in July.

Webb replaces Johnny Ringo, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Webb has 32 years of high school coaching experience and 19 years of experience as either an athletic director or campus athletics coordinator. 

(READ: Webb Set to Lead HPISD Athletic Programs)

“With our record number of UIL Lone Star Cups, state championships and, of course, recent champion athletes at the professional level, it is not a stretch to say that Highland Park ISD has had unparalleled success in athletics,” Superintendent Tom Trigg said. “We were searching for someone who knows how to sustain and build upon a strong program, who is a respected leader with strong character, and who has a strong track record of supporting and promoting all boys’ and girls’ sports. We believe we have found all of those characteristics in Coach Rodney Webb.”

Webb served as the president of the Texas High School Coaches’ Association from 2018-2021, a position previously held by Ringo and coach Randy Allen.

Webb is a member of the Texas High School Coaches’ Educational Foundation Board of Directors and has experience with the UIL Legislative Council, State Executive Committee, and Waiver Committee. He has led football teams to the state semifinals four different times and is a six-time recipient of District Coach of the Year honors.

Before taking over at Denton Guyer, Webb spent seven seasons as head football coach at Rockwall High School. He spent the previous five years as the head football coach at Mesquite Horn. 

Webb played football at Tarleton State University, where he earned All-American and Team MVP honors in 1989. He was inducted into the Tarleton Hall of Fame in 2007. He is a 1986 graduate of North Garland High School.

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