After an illustrious 57-year career in public education, New Braunfels ISD Athletic Director Jim Streety has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2024. Streety, who has held the position since 2014, expressed gratitude to NBISD for the privilege of serving as athletic director.
Streety's decision to retire comes as the district prepares to open its second high school. His plan was to contribute to the establishment of the new school and then pass the reins to someone else. Before his tenure as athletic director, Streety spent almost five decades coaching, beginning in 1970 as an assistant coach in football, basketball, and track at New Braunfels High School.
In 1974, he became the head football coach at the same school, leading the Unicorns for 17 years with an impressive record of 149-45-2. During his tenure, the team made the playoffs 10 times and reached the state semifinals four times.
Streety continued his coaching legacy at Madison High School for 23 years, accumulating 343 career wins, ranking him sixth all-time in Texas high school football. His teams made 26 playoff appearances and reached the state semifinals seven times.
The accomplished coach received numerous accolades for his contributions to high school sports, including induction into the Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor in 1999, the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in 2018, the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame in 2019, and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Hall of Honor in 2020. In 2021, he was honored as a Living Legend by the Braunfels Foundation Trust.
In his retirement announcement, Streety expressed his appreciation to the NBISD community for their continuous support of the athletic programs. He concluded with a hopeful message for the next generation of NBISD athletes and the legacy he was proud to be a part of.