Degrees and Certifications:
Campus: Conrad High School
Sport: Head Football Coach / Athletic Coordinator
Years of Coaching Experience: 9
Collegiate Alma Mater: Texas A&M University - Commerce
Josh Ragsale is returning to Dallas ISD as the Athletic Coordinator / Head Football Coach at Emmett J Conrad HS. He brings nine years of experience with him. Ragsdale is coming from Kemp ISD where he served as an Asst. Football Coach and teacher. Prior to Kemp, Ragsdale spent three years at South Garland HS as the Boys Coordinator / Head Football Coach. Before his stint in Garland ISD, he served as the Athletic Coordinator / Head Football Coach at Dallas ISD's WH Adamson HS from 2010-2015.
The Adamson Leopards make the playoffs in 2012 under Ragsdale leadership for just the third time in 66 years. In his first season at Adamson, the Leopards also broke a state-leading, 31 game losing streak, finishing the year 6-4. Those six wins were the most wins in a season for the school since 1989.
In June 2013, the Adamson Football Staff coached the East in the North Texas Bowl DFW Classic and was victorious 21-8. Ragsdale was also named the Dallas ISD Athletic Coordinator of the Year in 2012-2013. In May 2015, the Genesis Women's Shelter of Dallas honored Ragsdale with their "HeRo Award" ( He Respects Others ) for his role in the Adamson Leopard Domestic Violence Awareness Project. May of the same year, Josh Ragsdale accepted the
Spirit of Sport" award from the NFHS in recognition of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project. The UIL presented the award at its Annual State Track and Field Championshipships in Austin, Texas.
Rasgdale began coaching at Sulphur Springs HS in East Texas. He worked at Crandall HS before coaching to Dallas ISD in 2007. He is a graduate of FOrney HIgh School and TAMU - Commerce, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. In 2016, Ragdale became a "Certified Athletic Administrator" ( CAA) through the National Intersholastic Athletic Administrator's Association ( NIAAA ). He is also a Certified Interscholastic Coach ( CIC ) through the NFHS.
Josh Ragsdale is married to Amber and have twin fifteen-year old daughters, Natalie and Valerie and a four year old son, Ryan. Amber works in Crandall High School in the Crandall Independent School