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4-1-2022 Lytle Athletic Director Lori Wilson Featured in MySA!
On March 25, 2022, Lytle Athletic Director Lori Wilson was featured in this digital news article on MySA, These Hill Country women are leaving their mark on San Antonio-area athletics. The article, written by a sports journalist Gabriel Romero is excerpted below. We are so proud of all the enrichment and success Coach Wilson has brought to Lytle and our sports programs here. She is a blessing to so many students. Many of her former players make it a point to stop by and see their beloved coach for years after graduating. Please take a moment to thank Coach Wilson for her extreme Pirate Pride and her endless energy in working for the success of our athletes and coaches of our district.
Lori Wilson, Lytle ISD Athletic Director
Lori Wilson has been guiding the Lytle ISD athletics department for the past six years. She started at Lytle as the girls coordinator in 2010 before taking over the athletic director position.
"I am blessed to work in a school district that gave me the opportunity to prove that gender has nothing to do with the position. It is about the best person that does what is the best for all student athletes in every program," Wilson says. "I'm proud to say that I am an athletic director."
Lytle is a Class 3A school, with a high school enrollment of 490. Meaning coaches don't have a vast amount of students to pick from. Sometimes, football players can be spotted playing during the halftime show instead of in the locker room with their teammates.
Along with the AD duties, Wilson is the head girls basketball coach. This season, the Lady Pirates advanced to the regional finals, the furthest Lytle has gone in the playoffs. Her mentorship has been crucial to many of her players and some have even come back to Lytle for additional coaching.
"I have had kids do some internships with me through their college. They often do not realize all the behind-scenes tasks that happen. They just think it’s like coaching," Wilson says. "They find it amazing how all of it works. There are a few that definitely have expressed interest in pursuing this degree, which makes me feel proud that I can inspire them."
Wilson's advice to those young women is to be confident and never be too proud to ask another athletic director for help if needed.
"Have passion and love for every sport, not just one or two sports," she says. "Support your coaches and fight for them and their programs," she says.