There was a changing of the guard in HISD sports. Andre Walker was promoted to director of athletics for the district. Walker spent the past 18 years with HISD as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and most recently as a senior athletics program administrator for the Athletics Department. Athletic programs serve students in grades 7-12 at 24 high schools and 43 middle schools. Programs include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swim, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.