Stanley Laing is the Athletic Director for Northside ISD, the fourth-largest school district in the state of Texas. Stan serves 650 coaches as well as over 15,000 student-athletes in the district.
He leads Northside's annual Servant Leadership Summit for athletes as well as coaches. He recently spoke at the recent Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast of Champions. He has completed 38 years of serving in public education:
• 17 years as a teacher and coach.
• 8 years as a high school campus principal
• 13 years as director of athletics, Northside ISD
Under his leadership as a campus principal, the campus received multiple years as Newsweek magazine’s list of "America’s Top Performing High Schools." As athletic director, he has received the Grant Teaff Coaching Beyond the Game Award from the Texas High School Coaches Association, and multiple Athletic Administrator of the Year awards from Texas High School Athletic Directors Association. Stan says, "As a coach, the greatest accomplishment is having continued relationships with former players with a handful going into the coaching profession."
"In my humble opinion, the most effective leaders that I have seen and aspire to be are servant leaders. The mindset of selflessly serving others in a grateful and humble manner. Those that do this well exhibit three key traits: Their actions are a reflection of their faith. Their attitude is a reflection of their hope. How they treat others is a reflection of their love."