Transition: Running your Leg of the Race - Grace McDowell, Frisco ISDby Texas High School Coaches Association
Transition: Running your Leg of the Race - Grace McDowell, Frisco ISD
Grace McDowell was named the Frisco ISD Athletic Director in March of this year after serving as an Assistant Athletic Director since 2014 and completing her 19th year in Frisco. Prior to that she was a middle school assistant principal in Frisco ISD for 4 years. Before moving into administration, Grace coached and taught at both the high school and college level for a total of 19 years in the states of Ohio, Arkansas, and Texas. She has been a head college basketball coach and a head high school coach of multiple sports including basketball, softball, volleyball, and girls and boys track. In her current role, she serves approximately 15,000 athletes and supports almost 600 coaches in 11 high schools and 17 middle schools. She has a B.A. in Kinesiology from Lyon College, a M.Ed. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Houston, a M.Ed. in Education Administration from Lamar University, and is currently A.B.D. in her Ph.D. in Sport Management at Texas Woman’s University. She is proud to serve as a R.O.C.K. Mentor with Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) and as a member of the Publication Committee with the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (THSADA). Grace is also a member of the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA), and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).