India Weaver is the TSSAA Title IX Trailblazer for the week of May 24, 2022.
India Weaver was born in Memphis, TN and is a product of Memphis City Schools, now Memphis Shelby County Schools. She attended the University of Tennessee at Martin on a basketball scholarship where she received the OVC Academic Medal of Honor in 1999 and 2000. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from UT Martin in 2000. Upon graduation, Weaver spent time as an assistant volunteer basketball coach at Rhodes College from 2000-2001, where she assisted in player development, recruitment and apparel sales. While completing her Master of Science at the University of Memphis, Weaver begin working for Memphis City Schools as a Certified Athletic Trainer in 2002 and was later promoted to Head Certified Athletic Trainer in 2007, where she was responsible for the strategic direction of Athletic Health Services and other administrative duties. Weaver’s diverse responsibilities within the athletic department fueled her desire to become more involved with administration and operations.
In 2010, Weaver was appointed to the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association (TMSAA) Committee and the Tennessee Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (TIAAA) Board. As the first female member of both, she represented over 60 schools. The TMSAA Committee members are appointed to represent their area of the state, steer the organization, and make recommendations for changes in their Bylaws to the Legislative Council. TIAAA Board members support the development of athletic administrators in secondary schools by providing resources to develop leadership skills and enhance profession growth. Weaver was instrumental in launching the TIAAA’s online web presence. Currently, she is the State Liaison for the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Coaches Education program and a Leadership Training Course Instructor. In 2011, Weaver received the TSSAA A. F. Bridges System Administrator of the Year Award, followed by the TIAAA Athletic Administrator of the Year Award in 2012. In 2014, she was promoted to Athletic Manager of Shelby County Schools. A year thereafter, India was recognized for her distinguish service by the TMSAA.
In 2019, Weaver was named Director of Athletics for Shelby County Schools, now Memphis Shelby County Schools. She is the first woman to ever occupy this role. She currently spearheads athletic services for 100 schools, 12 stadiums, 1500+ coaches, 800+ athletic programs and 12,000 student athletes for Tennessee's largest public school district. Under her tenure, 30 State Championships have been achieved among Memphis Shelby County high school and middle school basketball, football and track and field programs. Also in 2019, she completed her Certified Master Athletic Administrators (CMAA) certification and is now 1 of 18 National Board Certified Athletic Administrators in the state of Tennessee. She also received the NIAAA State Award of Merit for her dedication to high school and middle school athletics, an award presented by the state to an NIAAA member who demonstrates outstanding leadership and meritorious service and achievement in the vocation of interscholastic administration. Weaver has been involved in athletic services for almost 20 years and continues to work to build upon the foundation of her predecessors to advance the mission of education-based athletics. For these reasons, we honor India Weaver as this week’s TSSAA Title IX Trailblazer.