“I am extremely honored to receive this award on behalf of the coaches, administrators, community members and, most importantly, the student-athletes with whom I have had the great fortune to work with and for throughout my career,” Decker said.
Debbie Decker, Katy ISD’s Executive Director of Athletics, was recognized with the 2022 National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) State Award of Merit during the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (THSADA) state conference in June. This renowned recognition is awarded to an athletic administrator from each state for their outstanding leadership, meritorious dedication to high school and junior high athletics, as well as their achievement in the vocation of interscholastic administration.
“I am extremely honored to receive this award on behalf of the coaches, administrators, community members and, most importantly, the student-athletes with whom I have had the great fortune to work with and for throughout my career,” said Debbie Decker, Executive Director of Athletics Department at Katy ISD. “The NIAAA is a tremendous organization and I am grateful to represent Katy ISD through this prestigious award,” added Decker.
Decker has been part of the Katy ISD family since 2005 and is known among students and staff for demonstrating a passion and dedication toward student excellence, both athletically and academically. She is also an advocate for community involvement and promotes service projects to her 750 coaches and 15,000 student-athletes. In 2021, Decker and the assistant athletic directors inaugurated a Student Athletic Leadership Team at Katy ISD composed of 20-30 student-athletes from each high school campus to provide leadership training. Additionally, she was instrumental in the creation of Katy ISD’s Coaches Athletic Leadership Academy, which provides training for aspiring athletic administrators and head coaches.
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