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Longtime Clearwater High administrator and educator, Kathy Biddle, is inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame

May 4, 2022

Kathy Biddle at the Clearwater High football field dedication ceremony

Biddle, who passed away in March, served more than four decades at Clearwater High School.


Her ties to the school run deep. Biddle graduated from Clearwater High in 1974. And for more than 42 years, she was on staff at Clearwater High, including nearly three decades as an instrumental school administrator. 


Biddle served as a physical education and social studies teacher. She was also a track, cross country and cheerleading coach and an athletic director. During her tenure, Clearwater won several team and individual FHSAA State Championship titles. They won eight district championships, eight conference championships, and four regional championships. 


Her efforts paved the way for her students’ future success. She developed a scholar-athlete award, which recognized more than 300 student-athletes with GPAs of more than 3.5. She was a catalyst for more than 241 student-athletes receiving athletic scholarships.


“When you think about how Kathy supported the kids, athletics and education, it’s clear that her service will have a lasting impact on so many lives, not only at Clearwater High, but throughout the district and the state,” said former Clearwater High Principal Keith Mastorides, who now serves as Associate Superintendent of Technology and Information Systems.


Her impact was so great that, last August, the school named the football field in her honor, ensuring that her memory will forever be a presence at the high school.


This honor is one of many that Biddle earned during her impressive career. Other honors include the Pinellas County Athletic Administration Leadership Award, Suncoast Football Coaches Association Outstanding Athletic Administrator Award, and Coach of the Year awards. She was also a member of the Kiwanis Track & Field and Clearwater High School Varsity Basketball Hall of Fame. 


The 2022 FHSAA Hall of Fame announcement took place May 3. Biddle was one of seven honorees. See the FHSAA announcement.