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Comalander named regional athletic director of the year

Coach Jerry Comalander has been recognized once again for his "meritorious service leadership and special contribution" to the athletes of North East ISD.

Comalander was named Region 8 Athletic Director of the Year by the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (THSADA). He was honored at a luncheon March 3 at the Athletic Directors Convention.

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Tim Edwards, Paragon Sports Constructors, congratulates Jerry Comalander (r) after receiving his award.

Jerry Comalander has served as the Executive Director of Athletics at North East ISD for 26 years. During that time, he has served THSADA as board president, and he was inducted into the THSADA Hall of Honor in 2005. In 2003, he earned the Distinguished Service Award, and the State Merit Award in 2004.

Comalander began his coaching career in Devine in 1961. In 1973 Comalander went to Winston Churchill High School as an assistant coach, then head coach. He was named Executive Director of Athletics for NEISD in 1988.

Posted on March 28, 2014