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Hall of Honor - Class of 2021
Prosper ISD Athletics has announced their 2nd class to be inducted into the Hall of Honor.
The district began the Hall of Honor in 2020 with five recognitions. The Hall of Honor is designed to
recognize and celebrate those athletes, coaches, supporters and teams who have laid the foundation for
what Prosper ISD Athletics is today. Prosper has seen insurmountable successes in the past few years
with multiple individual and team State Championships contributing to winning the 5A UIL Lone Star Cup
The Hall of Honor committee is committed to inducting the best representatives of the district. After a
nomination process, the nomination committee deliberates and chooses the honorees from four
categories: Athletes, Coaches, Supporters, & Teams. The Class of 2021 includes: Bailey Blevis, Kim Castleberry, Erin Kauffman, and the 2008 State Championship Football Team.
Spring Senior Spotlight
We will be celebrating one Spring program each week and spotlighting their Seniors!! We wish we were getting to see them play right now, but unfortunately we can't control that. Each spotlight will be posted on our new Spring Senior Spotlight page and on @PISD_Athletics Twitter page. Please check back each week and help us celebrate these seniors!
Week of March 30th - PHS Boys Soccer
Week of April 6th - PHS Girls Soccer
Week of April 13th - PHS Softball
Week of April 20th - PHS Baseball
Week of April 27th - PHS Tennis & Golf
Week of May 4th - PHS Powerlifiting
Week of May 11th - PHS Girls Track
Week of May 18th - PHS Boys Track
Michael Sain Named New Assistant Athletic Director
Prosper ISD today announced that Michael Sain has been selected as the district’s new Assistant Athletic Director. Sain most recently served at Little Elm High School as the Campus Athletic Coordinator, Defensive Coordinator, and the District Strength and Conditioning Coordinator.
“We are very excited to welcome Coach Sain to the Prosper ISD family. He has served in an administrative role on a large campus for the last five years and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in many areas. He will be able to step right in and make an immediate impact on our Coaches and, most importantly, our kids,” said Prosper ISD Athletic Director, Valerie Little.
Sain’s experience ranges from middle school to high school in both boys and girls programs in a multitude of sports. With almost 15 years of educational and coaching experience, his knowledge and experience will benefit the Prosper ISD Athletic Department as the district opens its 2nd and, very soon thereafter, its 3rd large high school while seeking to maintain the same high standards of education and performance to which the Prosper community has become accustomed.
Coach Sain graduated from Arkansas Tech University with his Bachelor of Arts in History Education in 2006. A few years later, he earned his Master of Education Administration from Lamar University.
Sain is married to wife, Brandi, and together they have two sons, Luke (3) and Cole (2). He will officially begin at Prosper on March 26th.
Valerie Little Named THSADA Region 3 Administrator of the Year
Prosper ISD is proud of the opportunities, experiences, and excellence that district athletes receive through participation in Prosper ISD Athletics. None of these would be possible without a quality administrator at the helm.
In March of 2017, Prosper made an exemplary selection with the hire of District Athletic Director (AD), Valerie Little. In February, the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (THSADA) validated the quality of that hire by announcing that Coach Little has been named as the Region 3 Regional Athletic Administrator of the Year. THSADA is the professional and education association for more than 1,200 secondary athletic administrators encompassing more than 1,800 schools and eight regions across Texas.
Coach Little served as a basketball and track coach for nine years before moving to McKinney in 2006 to become an Assistant Campus Coordinator. She worked her way up the ranks becoming the Title IX Coordinator and Assistant AD in 2010 before being named the Associate Director of Athletics in 2011 where she served until coming to lead the Prosper program in 2017.
Since arriving in Prosper, Coach Little has been instrumental in the development and growth in multiple programs which helped the district earn the coveted UIL Lone Star Cup for the 2018-2019 school year. She oversees an athletic department that includes 12 campus coordinators, with the openings of Rushing Middle School and Rock Hill High School, many coaches, athletic trainers and support staff as well as coordinating activities at the district’s athletic facilities.
Coach Little said she is "very humbled to receive such an honor from my peers in Region 3. When I consider the caliber of all of the nominees, it is quite overwhelming! This award has nothing to do with me personally. It is a testament to the amazing student athletes, coaches, parents, and administrators who make this place as special as it is to garner this type of recognition. Thank you again to my peer Athletic Directors for this honor and thank you to Prosper ISD for this opportunity."
Social Media Lives of UIL Events are Prohibited
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) has released information that it is against all UIL rules for any event or contest, athletic or academic, to be live-streamed.
The UIL has all rights to contests, and has granted rights to its broadcast partners. The rights to contests not selected by UIL broadcast partners may be sub-licensed to interested media outlets that meet certain criteria. The use of live streaming sites including Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Twitter Live and YouTube Live to stream the game is strictly prohibited and in direct violation of the UIL’s agreement with its broadcast partners.
No Person or organization shall film, videotape, or otherwise make a visual recording of any athletic event of activity. Live streaming is in direct violation of the UIL Rules and their agreement with their broadcast partners. Prosper ISD requests all spectators of events adhere to these rules. Violation of UIL rules could result in forfeiture of an event or sanctions placed on the team and eliminate all the hard work, effort, and accomplishments our students have worked so hard to obtain.