Mike Spradlin Named New Athletic Director for Magnolia ISD

Spradlin earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston in 1977 where he played football for the Cougars. He was an Honorable Mention All-South West Conference guard for the 1976 champions with the team placing third in the nation.

He had a successful career as AD and head football coach for Midland Christian School, Navasota High School, and Roundrock Westwood High School where he won 2 district championships making school history.

In 2003, he returned to his alma mater joining head Coach Art Briles as the offensive line coach for the University of Houston. There he was able to help turn the program around coaching 2 bowl games and coaching all conference players including 3 NFL players.

In 2006, he returned to the high school arena as the head coach for Abilene Cooper High School. There he was able to bring the team to three consecutive years of playoffs and District Champions in 2009 and 2010.

Spradlin comes from Temple High School where he has been athletic director and head football coach for the past 5 years. His record of 44 – 17 at Temple is more wins in 4 years than the previous 11 years including 17 straight District games winning streak. As AD, he grew all the athletic programs with 24 playoff appearances by all team sports, 13 District championships, 7 Bi-district championships, 4 area championships, 2 regional championships and 1 state finalist. The track, tennis, swimming and golf teams included 8 District Championships and 2 area and regional championships with numerous athletes advancing to state.

He brings positive energy, a great work ethic and understands a culture based on relationships with kids and staff. Spradlin created a culture in Temple of accountability for athletes, programs, schools and community. He implemented an Academic Excellence program for all the athletes as well as a district strength and conditioning program.

Spradlin believes the backbone of any athletics program is the quality of the coaches. He said, “I am excited to build on the current successes of MISD. My job is to give them [staff] the tools that allow them to continue to do their jobs so we can continue to create winners in athletics, in the classroom and in life. I have always said, ‘life is not all about athletics, but athletics is all about life.’”

He brings 16 years of experience as a head coach, 16 years in administration and a member of many national organizations. He has won 6 District Championships in the last 10 years, named 6 times as District Coach of the Year, and Lone Star Gridiron Class 5A Coach of the Year 2014. He is a lifetime member of the Texas High School Coaches Association and a member of several national athletic associations.

Spradlin and his wife, Roxanne, have three children and six grandchildren. They look forward to being a part of the Magnolia community.