SAN ANGELO, Texas — San Angelo Independent School District Executive Director of Athletics Rodney Chant has been named the 2020 Athletic Director of the Year by the Texas High School Athletic Director Association (THSADA).
An SAISD press release said the award is presented annually to the THSADA president in recognition of their dedicated service, leadership and special contributions to their local, regional and state levels of interscholastic athletic administration. Chant served as president of THSADA from 2019-2020.
Chant is entering his 27th year in education. He began his career at Terrell ISD as a coach. He then moved to Pasadena ISD, where he served as assistant athletic director, and was later director of athletics. In 2016, Chant became the director of athletics at Fort Bend ISD. FBISD attended multiple team state championships, individual state championships, as well as multiple team and individual state runners-up.
Chant took the lead of the SAISD's athletics department in July 2020.