Hangin With The AD Podcast

Episode 41: Johnny Ringo - Athletic Director - Highland Park High School - Dallas, TX

September 16, 2021 Don Baker & Josh Mathews Season 2 Episode 41
Hangin With The AD Podcast
Episode 41: Johnny Ringo - Athletic Director - Highland Park High School - Dallas, TX
Show Notes

Episode # 40…Allen Greene, Director of Athletics, Auburn University

Several months ago, we had the opportunity to hang out with an original outlaw….well not really but our guest today shares a name with one. Johnny Ringo of Highland Park High School in Dallas, TX.

Coach Ringo has built a culture based on a foundation of principles that focuses on not just mental and physical toughness but a commitment to respect all whom his students and coaches meet.

A true believer in self-assessment and the benefits that can be gained from it, Coach Ringo strives to serve as a beacon of hope for his students and coaches and we have no doubt he will make you better following our conversation today.

Let settle in…and get to know...Coach Johnny Ringo.

1:13- Introduction

2:37-The Why for Being Involved in Athletics

4:16- Evolving Yet Sticking to Core Values

9:16- Facilities

13:31- Community Impact Award from the Positive Coaching Alliance

15:20- Communication is the Most Important Thing We Do

17:23- Communication leads to Trust-Communicate!

19:38- Benefits of Using Photos on Social Media

21:40- #1 Skill for ADs to Deal with Coaches’ Personalities

26:18- Challenge of Being a Positive Leader Everyday

29:45- Purpose of Having Core Components for Your Athletic Dept.

32:58- Leadership Lessons from His Father, Johnny Ringo, Sr.

36:11- Coaches Outreach Program in the Dallas, TX area

37:44- 2-Minute Drill


Social Media Connections: Twitter: @ScotsAth Instagram: @hpscotsathletics

About Hangin With The AD Podcast….

Hangin with the AD is an interview style podcast where Don Baker, Cobb County School District Director of Athletics, partners with Josh Mathews, Pope High School (GA) Athletic Director, to discuss hot topics and lessons learned with leaders in the world of athletics.  These leaders include high school athletic directors at the district and local school levels; college athletic administrators; leaders in spaces that connect to athletics such as nutrition, wellness, recruiting, student-athlete recognition; current and former athletes; and others, who can help athletic administrators develop themselves and their programs for a better daily experience for their athletic communities.          

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 Don Baker, CMAA.... Director of Athletics for the Cobb County School District in Georgia. @CCSD_AD (twitter & instagram)

Josh Mathews, CMAA...Athletics Director at Pope High School in Marietta, GA (East Cobb) @jwmathews14 (twitter & instagram)