Dr. Rick Reedy, superintendent of Frisco ISD schools from 1997 to 2013, was inducted into the Texas Girls Coaches Association Hall of Fame in July.
He was recognized alongside two other inductees at an awards banquet in Austin as part of the association’s 65th annual summer clinic.
Dr. Reedy served a total of 43 years in Texas public schools as a teacher, coach and administrator.
After graduating from Texas A&M University‐Commerce, he served three school districts as a teacher and as a coach in volleyball, cross country, basketball and track at Trenton and Frisco high schools. The cross country and track and field teams enjoyed their greatest success from 1975 – 1985, earning 11 district championships, eight regional championships, two state runner-up finishes and five state championships.
All five championships were won in the 2A conference by girls’ teams from Frisco High School. Dr. Reedy led teams to four straight state titles in track and field from 1981-84, as well as a 1982 championship in cross country.
“About any sport that was offered at that time for girls, Dr. Reedy coached it,” said Sam Tipton, executive director of the Texas Girls Coaches Association. “He made a big name for girls’ track and field. We inducted him into the Hall of Fame not only for his achievements as a coach and contributor to the coaches association, but also for his accomplishments as an administrator and service on the UIL Legislative Council.”
During his 15 years in coaching, Reedy served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas High School Girls Coaches Association and as Chair of the Track and Field Standing Committee as well as a summer clinic speaker for that organization. Later he served a two‐year term as a member of the National Federation Track and Field Rules Committee and for 10 years as a field event judge at the UIL State Track and Field Meet.
Coach Reedy served three terms as a member of the University Interscholastic League Legislative Council and as Council Chair and Vice‐Chair for two of those years. In that service, he worked with other UIL council members and the UIL staff to help promote fairness and equity in student competition and expansion of participation for both girls and boys activities.
As superintendent of Frisco ISD for 17 years, Dr. Reedy helped recruit outstanding girls’ and boys’ coaches to FISD, several of whose teams went on to win regional and state championships. The District’s eighth high school is named in his honor.