Frisco ISD renames football stadium after outgoing sporting director David Kuykendall

Longtime Frisco ISD athletic director David Kuykendall is retiring after this school year, but his name will now be a fixture of Frisco ISD Athletics.

Frisco ISD announced Wednesday night that it will change the name of Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium to David Kuykendall Stadium. The name change was formalized at a special school board meeting.

The stadium was built in 1986 and accommodates around 10,000 fans. It is one of three stadiums used for Frisco ISD college football games, along with Ford Center at the Star and Toyota Stadium.

Kuykendall spent 28 years in the district and became Frisco ISD’s first athletic director in 1999 – when there was only one high school in FISD. The district now has 10 high schools, with another set to open next year and a 12th opening in the 2022-23 school year.

Kuykendall was Frisco High School’s football coach for seven seasons before becoming an AD. Over the past six years, Frisco ISD schools have combined to win 12 state championships and also earned 17 state finalists, according to Frisco ISD.

This school year, Frisco ISD won Class 5A State Championships from the Frisco Wakeland Boys’ Swimming and Diving Team, the Wakeland Boys’ Soccer Team, and the Frisco Boys’ Track and Field Team. Liberty. There were also state finalists from Liberty in women’s basketball and Wakeland in women’s soccer.

Grace McDowell, who has worked at Frisco ISD since 2002 and has spent the past seven years as assistant athletic director, was approved as the school district’s next athletic director on March 24.


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