The Frenship Independent School District Board of Trustees has accepted the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. David Vroonland of Kenny Catney as the district’s first full-time Director of Athletics.
Catney brings a well-documented and historic winning pedigree with him to Frenship. He has served as the Director of Athletics for Wichita Falls ISD since 2006, and under his leadership, Wichita Falls ISD athletic programs won state championships in baseball, track and field, soccer, and tennis. He was the head boys’ soccer coach and head cross country coach at Wichita Falls Rider High School from 1986-2006, and he also served as athletic coordinator at Rider for the final three of those years.
Catney compiled a record of 402-53-31 as Rider’s head soccer coach and is one of only five soccer coaches in the state of Texas with 400 victories. His soccer teams won 17 district championships, qualified for the UIL state tournament three times, and won the Class 4A state championship in 2000.
“Kenny Catney is an outstanding addition to the Frenship family,” says Dr. Vroonland. “His experience in developing and improving athletic programs will be a great benefit to our athletes, coaches and community. We look forward to seeing the positive impact he will have in Frenship ISD.”
Catney’s selection as Director of Athletics at Frenship ISD ensures the continued success of the Frenship athletic program. He takes over the responsibilities that had been managed by Brad Davis who served as both Athletic Director and head football coach since 2006.
During the district’s time of transition, Davis elected to remain as Frenship’s leader of the football program. He has compiled a record of 90-24 with seven undefeated district championships in nine seasons.