Jody Hormann is excited to come home.
The former Leander and Vandegrift girls’ basketball coach was named the new athletic director on Friday, retuning to the area after spending two years in the same position with Prosper ISD.
“LISD is a great district and community and administrative support both for academics and athletics,” she said. “We were in LISD for seven years so this is definitely where I consider home. I’m excited to jump in and get going.”
Hormann began as the volleyball and girls’ basketball coach at Leander in 2008. She took over as Vandegrift girls’ basketball coach in 2009 and amassed a 52-44 record until she left the position in 2012 to join
the district office as an assistant athletic director for three years.
While in Prosper, Hormann worked with the athletic departments in McKinney and Frisco, two districts that she consisted some of the best in the state. She said she is excited to bring some new knowledge about how things work outside of the Central Texas area to the LISD.
“The great thing about my time in Prosper was that I had an office in the high school field house,” she said. “It was great to be around coaches and kids again on a daily basis and be reminded of what coaches life is like on a daily basis. It was a good way for me to be mindful. I kind of got a renewed energy.”
She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston-Victoria and a master’s degree from Lamar University.
Brad Mansfield has been the interim athletic director since June, when former Leander football coach Lee Bridges, who was in the position for just over a year, retired. She is the district’s fourth athletic director since 2012.
“On behalf of LISD, we are excited to welcome Jody into this new role,” LISD Superintendent Dan Troxell said. “Jody is a proven and dynamic leader who brings strong leaderships skills with a diverse athletic background. She is committed to academics and to supporting all programs and students.”
Hormann is originally from Bloomington, Texas, a small town south of Victoria.
She is still working in the Prosper ISD and won’t officially move back to the area for a few more weeks, so she’s still trying to take things slow. But she’ll jump right in once she moves to the area.
“The first thing I want to do is get caught up,” Hormann said. “LISD is in great shape and I don’t think it’s a job where you’ve got to come in and fix a lot of things. I want to see where we’re at and talk to the coaches and get their input on what they want improved or changed and kind of go from there.”