New Braunfels ISD welcomed a new athletic director, Richard Mendoza, on Jan. 5.

A closer look

Mendoza helped open San Antonio's Veterans Memorial High School, and served as the school’s first athletic coordinator and head football coach from 2015-2021, according to a news release. He became the principal at Judson High School shortly after.

Mendoza also led coaching staffs at Memorial and Wagner high schools.

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Mendoza described being hired to lead the district's athletic department as “humbling” and “exciting.”

“I am honored and eager to begin working within a district rich in academic and athletic history, and I am fortunate to play a role in continuing to build a legacy as we grow into a bright future,” Mendoza said.