THSADA Spotlight: David Harrison
I was a teacher/coach for 20 years. I spent four years at Canyon working with Dean Wright and Houston Powell, six years at Granbury under Billy Mitchell, and ten years at Lubbock Monterey with Bob Brown, Buster Leaf and James Morton. In 1999 Greg Sherwood invited me to replace Hollis Gainey as the Assistant Athletic Director in Lubbock ISD. I stayed for fourteen years and worked for five Athletic Directors including Greg Sherwood, Ines Perez, Gary Gaines, Melynn Hunt, and Mark Ball.
After 34 years in the business, I retired in the summer of 2013 to pursue opportunities to travel with my wife and help our aging parents – as they needed us. When it got too cold to play golf, I decided to get my real estate license and passed the test in late October of 2013. I work with Exit Reality of Lubbock and have enjoyed being my own boss for the past year. Amy and I enjoy seeing our adult children as much as we can and having the freedom to set our own schedules.
I still go to the Athletic Directors Conference each year as a retired member. I thoroughly enjoy the relationships I established in the profession and have made life long friends. I will be forever grateful to Greg Sherwood for allowing me to work in Athletic Administration. He was the man in my life I respect and admire the most, save my own father and brother.
I am very proud of the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association and the leadership of Rusty Dowling and the hard work of Kathy Mathis. I hope to contribute as much as I can in the future.