AUSTIN (KXAN) – Leal Anderson was appointed Austin ISD’s new athletics director. He is currently the men’s basketball coach at Anderson High school and was named the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ outstanding coach of the year in 2013.
As athletics director, Anderson will oversee AISD’s sports programs, the district’s participation in Special Olympics and facilities throughout Austin, including Burger Stadium and House Park. More than 14,000 student athletes participate in the district’s sports programs, including baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling.
The program’s last athletics director, Tommy Cox, announced his retirement last year.