ANDREWS, Texas – Andrews ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bobby Azam announced the hiring of Jaime Boswell as the new Athletic Director.
“We received applications from all over the state and Coach Boswell's experience and accomplishments stood out for sure. However, it was the high praise from each and every one of his colleagues, associates, and supervisors that was most impressive. He is a people-person and advocates for all kids and programs. He's been a successful leader of student-athletes and coaches,” Azam said.
“Coach Boswell’s experience as transformational administrator and as a highly competitive coach in multiple school districts is exactly what we were looking for in Andrews ISD. We can't wait for him to get started. Other great school districts were trying to get him as well and I'm glad we grabbed him when we did!"
Boswell comes to Andrews after serving as assistant athletic director and girls coordinator at Alice ISD in Alice, Texas for the last three years. He has 32 years of coaching and teaching experience working in the Rockdale, Granger, Mathis, Comanche, Sinton, San Angelo (Central HS), and Flour Bluff school districts.
“We are very blessed and grateful to be a part of the Andrews community and school district. Andrews has a great tradition that is second-to-none and we want to try to enhance and uplift that,” Boswell said.
With the split of the athletic director/head football coach position, Andrews ISD is on the forefront of the shift in athletic programs.
“The future of high school athletic programs is going in the direction of two separate positions. You see it at the 5A and 6A levels, and are starting to see it at the 4A level,” Azam said. “Regarding our enrollment growth, sport expansion and certainly considering the ever changing dynamic of AISD athletics, separating the Athletic Director/Head Football positions will definitely benefit all of our student athletes.
“There will be a shift in rural high school athletics, to have administrative supervision over all high school athletic teams. Making this progressive move will allow the athletic director to focus their attention on the district’s overall athletic program and the head football coach to focus solely on the football program.”
Prior to taking the position in Alice, Boswell spent three years at Flour Bluff ISD as the head boys basketball coach.
The Ranger, Texas, native earned his Bachelor's degree from Texas State University and his Master's in Athletic Administration from Concordia University Austin. Recently, Boswell obtained a national certification via the NIAAA as a Certified Athletic Administrator or CAA.
Before his stint in South Texas, Boswell was the boys basketball head coach for six seasons. In 2012, Boswell was named the San Angelo Standard Times West Texas Coach of the Year and the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 5A Coach of the Year.
As a Boys Basketball Head Coach, Boswell’s teams have reached the playoffs 17 times in 22 seasons with multiple Regional Tournament appearances.
Coach Boswell and his wife Kelly, who is an Assistant Principal with Flour Bluff HS, have two daughters, Kharis and Karley and a son Xavian who is a policeman with CCPD.