The Athletic Department is committed to making athletics an integral part of the total educational program of Duncanville ISD. Athletics provides one of the finest ways by which today's young people can develop into responsible men and women. It teaches fair play, sportsmanship, understanding, appreciation of teamwork, and the fact that hard work leads to success.
Currently, Duncanville ISD has approximately 2100 students participating in athletics in grades seven through twelve. Under the leadership of Athletic Director Clint Harper and Assistant Athletic Director Rob McQuaid, an eighty position staff includes coaches, athletic trainers, and support personnel to provide the guidance necessary to administer this successful program.
Programs offered for Duncanville students include seventh and eighth grade football, basketball, volleyball, track, softball, baseball, golf, swimming, and tennis. Football, basketball, volleyball, track, cross-country, baseball, softball, soccer, swimming, golf, and tennis are offered in grades nine through twelve.
The Bill Savage Athletic Complex, located on the high school campus, includes a 10,000-seat football stadium and adjoining grass practice fields, a natatorium, baseball and softball fields, and a twelve-court tennis facility. The two-thousand seat Sandra Meadows Memorial Arena opened in December 2003 for basketball and volleyball. Inside the Sandra Meadows Memorial Arena are a 2000-seat arena, two full-sized competition gyms, two physical education gyms, a state of the art sports medicine facility, and two weight rooms. In addition, a field house opened in March 2004 to house football and a 6,000 square foot weight room for all sports.
Two Duncanville ISD athletic facilities have recently received national recognition. Baseball America, a national magazine, ranked the Duncanville Panther Baseball Stadium as the 5th Best High School Ballpark Facility in the nation and USA TODAY named the Sandra Meadows Memorial Arena as one of the Top 10 Great Places to Watch High School Basketball.
Old Panther Field, located on Freeman St., is the home of the Panther soccer teams. Additional football and baseball fields and running tracks are located at the middle schools.
The district houses three athletic training facilities to serve various sports, and employs three full-time licensed athletic trainers. The main facility, located in the Sandra Meadows Memorial Arena, is composed of separate areas for taping, examinations, and the rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Other training rooms are located at the high school football stadium and Old Panther Field.
Duncanville Independent School District is recognized throughout the nation as having an elite athletic program. In May 2005, Duncanville was ranked #24 in the nation out of 38,000 high schools by Sports Illustrated for its athletic program.
Duncanville High School Head Coaches
Football: Reginald Samples • 972 708 2358 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Basketball: Corey Chism • 972 708 2369 • email@example.com
Girls Basketball: Cathy Self-Morgan • 972 708 2373 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Baseball: Scott Fahey • 972 708 3969 • email@example.com
Softball: Bret Duff • 972 708 3966 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Soccer: Nuno Passos • 972 708 2164 • email@example.com
Girls Soccer: Jessica Woodrum • 972 708 2163 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Volleyball: Lyn Evans • 972 708 2361 • email@example.com
Tennis: Trent Sellers • 972 708 3968 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Track: Leon Paul • 972 708 2163 • email@example.com
Girls Track: Yvette Green • • firstname.lastname@example.org
Cross Country: Leisa Reed • 972 708 2196 • email@example.com
Golf: Dave Beck • 972 708 2173 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Swimming: Stephanie Bernier • 972 708 2370 • email@example.com