Lonnie Jordan is taking over as Plano ISD’s new athletic director, the district announced in a news release.

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Jordan is joining PISD after serving as Highland Park ISD’s athletic director and Richardson ISD’s athletic coordinator. He was also the head football coach at RISD’s Lake Highlands High School and has 29 years of experience working in high school athletics.

Jordan replaces Jeff Smith, who was PISD’s athletic director from 2020 until January 2024, when the district announced that he would be leaving for Prosper ISD.

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“We are excited to welcome Lonnie Jordan to the Plano ISD family as our new athletic director,” Plano ISD Superintendent Theresa Williams said in the release. “He is known for his commitment to student success, and his experience as a coach and mentor makes him an ideal candidate to lead Plano ISD’s athletics programs and support the development of our student athletes.”