Retiring Mansfield ISD Athletic Director Philip O’Neal Joins Paragon Sports Constructors

­Fort Worth, TX –  after 38 years serving in education as a coach, athletic administrator, and advocate for the coaching profession, Philip O’Neal is joining the private sector in a new role with Texas sports contractor Paragon Sports Constructors.

“I have been fortunate to know Philip for many years and have always been impressed with his positive attitude, work ethic, and passion for athletics.  He not only brings first-hand experience as a customer to our industry but also a keen business sense for connecting and coaching people.  We look forward to his contributions to our company as a whole and expanding our presence in the greater Houston area,” commented William Chaffe, President of Paragon Sports Constructors. 

Philip started his career as an assistant basketball coach at Red Oak and Temple ISD’s before accepting his first head basketball coaching position at Copperas Cove ISD. O’Neal then moved to Weatherford ISD, where he led the basketball program for seven years before switching to the athletic administration side of the district in 1999. Philip served at Weatherford ISD as Assistant Athletic Director, Athletic Director, and ultimately Executive Director of Athletics until 2012 when his career took him to Fort Bend ISD and then Mansfield ISD for a combined 12 years.

“During my 25 years as an athletic director, I had the opportunity to build or renovate numerous facilities across Texas. Working with Paragon was always a positive experience, from beginning to end.” commented Philip O’Neal. “In addition to the incredible experience Paragon provided, they consistently brought the best products on the market to the table, hands down.  William Chaffe understands the importance of the customer experience and for that reason, I am excited beyond measure to work with him and the incredible team he has assembled at Paragon.”

Philip will serve as the Houston area sales representative for Paragon Sports Constructors and continue building on the existing body of work in the area that includes Klein ISD, Houston ISD, Rockport-Fulton ISD, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, and Willis ISD among others. 

About Paragon Sports Constructors

Paragon Sports Constructors is a turn-key contractor of natural and synthetic turf sports fields, running tracks and tennis courts based in Fort Worth, Texas.  With over 40 years of sports construction experience they are one of the premier sports field and running track contractors in the South-Central United States.  Paragon Sports Constructors is a member of the American Sports Builders Association who remains focused on quality construction practices, choosing to partner with top brand name manufacturers of synthetic turf and track surfacing to provide clients a consistently high-quality project from planning to first use.  For more information on Paragon Sports Constructors please visit, or follow them on social media at LinkedIN, Twitter, and Facebook.