AHISD Welcomes New Director of Athletics

AHISD Welcomes New Director of Athletics
J RolandMeet our new Director of Athletics, Jennifer Roland, Wednesday, June 15, 8-9 AM, in the AHHS Auditorium Foyer.

Alamo Heights ISD is excited to announce that Jennifer R. Roland will serve the district as our new Director of Athletics beginning July 1st. She has served as the Director of Athletics for the Lubbock Independent School District since 2013.

Ms. Roland believes in building a strong foundation of academic success and leadership, based on strong character, positive energy and a strong sense of team.

“I am deeply honored and excited to become part of the Alamo Heights team and to share in the tradition of excellence, both academically and athletically, that is recognized state-wide. I look forward to working alongside student-athletes, coaches, parents, administrators and the community, to enhance the vision and culture for AHISD athletics. I hope to continue the rich traditions of the program, encouraging strong character through athletics, strengthening the feeder programs and providing for enhanced facilities to encourage the development of our student-athletes,” said Roland.

Dr. Kevin Brown, AHISD Superintendent shared, “We are excited to welcome Jennifer to the Alamo Heights ISD team. She is recognized state-wide as a leader in athletics. Her depth of knowledge and experience, coupled with her commitment to creating a vision for the future of AHISD athletics, will move our very successful athletic programs to an even higher level. With a focus on strong character, she understands the role athletics plays in the development of our students and their overall educational experience. She has had success working as a coach and administrator at the secondary and collegiate levels.”

Her experience includes serving as Assistant Athletic Director for Wylie ISD and Head Volleyball Coach at both Haltom and South Hills High Schools in Fort Worth. At the collegiate level, she served as Head Volleyball Coach, Assistant Athletic Director, Director of Intramurals and Assistant Professor of Physical Education for McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. Additionally, she worked for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL in marketing as Marketing Assistant.

She earned a Master of Science in Sports Administration from Florida State University in 1999, and a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education from McPherson College, in Kansas in 1997, where she played both volleyball and basketball.

Jennifer is a member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, Texas High School Athletic Directors Association, Texas High School Coaches Association and the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

She is Mom to Trae, 13, and Addison, 7. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, assisting with Dog Rescue programs and taking trips to Walt Disney World.

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