Socorro Independent School District Assistant Athletic Director James Nunn won the 2020 Regional Athletic Administrator of the Year award from the Texas High School Athletic Director Association (THSADA).
“I was nominated by one of my peers and I had no idea,” Nunn said. “In fact, I was quite surprised when the announcement came in.”
THSADA is the professional and educational association for more than 1,200 athletic administrators in the state and has been around for 49 years. It promotes, facilitates, and recognizes all athletic administrators and is the largest state association of its type in the country.
“I am extremely humbled and honored to have been selected for this award,” he said. “This is a team award which was made possible by the hard work of other athletic administrators, coaches, community and student-athletes of SISD who have made athletics in our region successful. Most importantly, I am grateful for the support of my family.”
Nunn has served the SISD athletic community for many years, as well as serving as a district leader in roles as assistant principal and principal.
He served three years as the Principal of Jane A. Hambric School, five years as the assistant principal of Bill Sybert School, and seven years as a teacher and coach at William D. Slider Middle School, Sun Ridge Middle School, and El Dorado High School.
During his coaching career, he coached seventh and eighth grade baseball, boys’ basketball, track & field, and football at both middle and high school levels.
Nunn said his personal vision statement of, “compete with integrity,” is what drives him to ensure that the athletic programs, coaches and student-athletes at SISD are second-to-none.
The association has eight regions throughout the state and Region 4 extends from El Paso County to Crockett County.