Athletic Director


The vision of the Austin Independent School District Athletics Department is to instill a passion for lifelong learning in all Student-Athletes through the development of the athletic programs at the High School, Middle School, and Elementary level.  The mission is to create an environment that fosters mutual respect, integrity, quality, and a commitment to excellence, through competitive athletics that instill the lifelong values of teamwork, leadership, and sportsmanship in the Student-Athlete so that they may be productive members of society.

The Austin Independent School District Athletics Department believes that the overall athletic experience is an integral part of the educational system that has many positive benefits associated.  Please examine any one of our fine Programs to find out more about how athletics and academics work together to develop to the whole child.


Leal J. Anderson
Athletic Director
Austin Independent School District


About Leal  J. Anderson

Leal Anderson is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.  Leal Anderson started his career by working for National Instruments in Austin, Texas. In addition, he completed his Master’s Degree in Sports Management from The University of Texas at Austin. Leal Anderson coached at Anderson High School for 10 seasons. In 2012-13 his varsity reached the Regional Finals (Elite Eight) and set the school record for number of wins as a 5-A Program. Coach Anderson was named the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches 5A Outstanding Coach for the 2012-13 season. In the Spring of 2014, Leal Anderson was named the Athletic Director of the Austin Independent School District. In 2015, The Texas High School Athletic Director’s Association named Leal Anderson the Regional Athletic Administrator of the Year.