Director of Athletics
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Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors - University of Texas - Arlington
Certification - 6-12 History, 6-12 Physical Education
Mr. Ron Burnham
At the regular board meeting on Monday, January 23, 2023, the CISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Mr. Ron Burnham as the Director of Athletics for Community ISD. Mr. Burnham has been a coach and an educator for the past 26 years, including serving since 2019 as the Director of Athletics for Ore City ISD and the head football coach of Ore City High School.
Mr. Burnham has served in many districts in his time in education. From 2003 to 2019, Burnham served as the offensive coordinator at China Spring, the assistant head coach at Cedar Ridge (Round Rock ISD) and Magnolia West (Magnolia ISD), and an offensive coordinator at University High School (Waco ISD). His teams accrued 98 wins in that time period with several deep runs into the UIL playoffs. He has found significant success as a head powerlifting coach for seven years with 55 regional qualifiers, 8 state qualifiers, and an individual state champion in 2013. He has coached football, basketball, wrestling, powerlifting, baseball, softball, and track & field. All told, Mr. Burnham has 10 years of experience as a head coach, and 26 years total in the coaching profession.
Along with his success as a coach, Mr. Burnham has excelled in the classroom. He was the 2011 China Spring ISD Teacher of the Year, and has been a CSISD Teacher of the Month four times (2006, 2008, 2011, and 2018). His UIL Social Studies teams finished fourth in the state in 2010, third in 2011, and he coached an individual state champion in 2009.
An alum of the University of Texas-Arlington, Mr. Burnham was recognized as an UTA Distinguished Alumni nominee in 2020-21. He and his wife Nikki have three daughters.