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Honor Tradition, Lead Innovation




     Coach Strunk and Family

    PIISD names new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach

    Port Isabel, TX – June 5, 2018 – Point Isabel Independent School District is pleased to announce Jason Strunk as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach. Coach Strunk a Northampton native earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from East Stroudsburg University, and became the High School Assistant Coach in Pennsylvania for nine years at Nazareth (96-98) and subsequently Northampton (00-06). In 2007 he served as the inside linebacker coach at Muhlenberg College, the Mules posted their first undefeated season in school history and advanced to the second round of the NCAA playoffs.

    In 2008, he moved to Plant City, Florida and rebuilt a team that won 6 of 32 games into 7-3 overall record in 2009 naming it the best season in 14 years. With his success in 2009 Coach Strunk was named the 2009 Western Conference Coach of the year, he and his team received national acclaim for having a winning record and was recognized by CBS Sports, ESPN, and Scout.com. In 2010, Coach Strunk left to become the Offensive Quality Control and Assistant Offensive Line Coach at Purdue University before falling in love with “Friday Night Lights in Texas.” Coach Strunk always dreamed about coaching in Texas and landed the Head Coach position at Lubbock High School in 2011. Lubbock High School, a magnet program for advanced academics and fine arts has struggled for decades to build a strong athletic program. In 2012 Coach Strunk led the Westerners to the playoffs for the first time since 1975.

    Coach Strunk is credited with increasing the participation numbers in athletics and building strong relationships with students, families and the community. The win-loss record while at Lubbock does not reflect the belief of his players, fellow coaches and the community, that he was the best coach Lubbock High School ever had. Coach Strunk brings with him, passion, motivation, and the drive for building student relationships. He looks forward to joining the Tarpon Athletic Team and promises no one will work harder than he will to continue the Tarpon Tradition!

    Coach Strunk, brings along his wife Tracy, son Mac, and daughter Kennedy to Tarpon Territory. Read more about Coach Strunk, his history and coaching philosophy at



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  • Congratulations to the following 2018-2019 Cheerleaders. 

    Karina Aguilera
    Montgomery Allgood
    Aracely Cabrera
    Danaka Camacho
    Mary Jane Cantu
    Marlyn Cesenes
    Wendy Estrada
    Ryley Galvan
    Monica Gonzalez
    Emily Lagos
    Aaliyah Martinez

    Kara Martinez
    Kyla Mata
    Brenda Pena
    Liesha Perdomo
    Allyson Reyes
    Andrea Reyes
    Jersey Rios
    Gisel Villegas
    Alanna Zermeno


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  • Are you a PIHS student who is currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade and may be either low-income or a first-generation college student? The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Upward Bound program is looking to recruit students who are interested in generating the knowledge, skills, and motivation necessary for the success in postsecondary school. During the academic year, the program provides academic services to students on a weekly basis. During the summer, students attend college-simulated classes or college credit courses, and other enrichment classes, on campus Monday through Friday. There is NO cost to the student for being apart of this program. 

    Upward Bound Flyer

    (click to download flyer)


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  • Visitor Sign-In Requirements

    Raptor System Logo All visitors are reminded they are required to sign in when visiting the any campus.   Visitor ID badges are to be worn and are to be visible during the period of your visit.  This requirement applies to Parents, PTA Members, Volunteers and general visitors. The safety of our students and staff is paramount and this measure contributes in that regard.  

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