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ECISD athletic director achieves national certification

Ector County ISD officials are proud to announce Executive Director of Athletics Tracey Borchardt is now a Certified Athletic Administrator through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).  

To earn this distinction, Coach Borchardt has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of her educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.

“The Certified Athletic Administrator designation is huge to me,” said Coach Borchardt. “It is national, so you see and learn from different states, not just Texas. The collaboration with athletic directors all over [the country] is very important to the operations of our department.”

Coach Borchardt is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.

“Not many people realize, more than 4,000 ECISD students participate in athletics programs,” said ECISD Superintendent Dr. Scott Muri. “Our Athletic Department hosts some 2,600 athletic events each year. This NIAAA certification means Coach Borchardt is truly a leader among athletic administrators and committed to creating an excellent experience for all of our coaches and student-athletes. Congratulations, Tracey!”

Coach Borchardt began teaching and coaching in ECISD in 1989. In March, she was named executive director of athletics for the District, becoming the first woman to hold that title in ECISD.

The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 12,000 individual members.  It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of interscholastic athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum.