Stice inducted into athletic directors hall of honor
July 21, 2010 — Sheri Stice, associate athletic director, was inducted into the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (THSADA) Hall of Honor on Sunday, July 18 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Antonio, as part of the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) 78th Annual Coaching School.
Stice joins Ken Pridgeon (1996) and Larry Peil (2007) as the only Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Hall of Honor inductees.
In December, Stice was honored with a National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Citation—presented annually to outstanding athletic directors in recognition of contributions to interscholastic athletics at the local, state and national levels. Stice also received both the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) State Award of Merit and Citation Award for 2010. In 2007 she received the NIAAA Distinguished Service Award.
An athletic administrator for 14 years, Stice received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Sam Houston State University before becoming a health and physical education teacher and a head coach of four different sports at Houston St. Pius X High School. She joined CFISD in 1978, beginning with six years as a middle school teacher and coach and followed by 11 years as assistant principal of two middle schools.
Stice has been the Texas state liaison to the NIAAA for three years, Texas state delegate for two years and certified CAA Test Administrator for four years. She was vice chair of the NIAAA Certification Committee for two years and became chair in December 2009.
“When you work as long as I have in education, you don't expect this kind of recognition. You just work as hard as you can to ‘keep the main thing the main thing,’” Stice said. “We are all about kids and providing the opportunities for them to be active and successful. To do that, you can’t be afraid to get involved at all levels—local, state and national—to make sure the focus stays on them.
“Only four women in 30 years have received this award and I am humbled that my colleagues in the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association thought me worthy of it. They are so much a part of any success that I have had as they are ‘lifelines’ that I depend on daily.”