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Jon Palumbo: My Path To Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

While my name may sit atop the org chart, my role is to provide and allocate resources such that our people can achieve at a high level. Together, we will build an inclusive culture that values input from various constituencies and puts our department in lockstep with the university’s strategic plan

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Building A Successful Team Off The Field: Little Rock’s Chasse Conque

You wouldn't send a coach out to recruit a quarterback if they did not understand the type of offense they would be running. Understanding the parameters in which you anticipate your employees to perform is paramount in the recruitment and selection of those individuals.

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The Difference Is Culture: Colgate’s Moore & Manhattan’s Reilly

Directors of Athletics Marianne Reilly of Manhattan and Nicki Moore of Colgate visit with AthleticDirectorU to discuss building a successful organizational culture in the early stages of an AD’s tenure. Marcus Attles, Associate AD at Northwestern, moderates the conversation.

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The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: Stetson’s Steve Trimper

After wrapping up a successful second season with Stetson Baseball, Coach Steve Trimper visited Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast to talk culture, leadership, and much more.

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Using Analytics To Make Better Coach Hiring And Retention Decisions

With the annual season of head coach and coordinator shuffling and renewals, how can analytics help give an athletic director an edge or advantage? While analytics shouldn't be the final decision, it is a tool that should be used when doing ones due diligence to come to a conclusive decision.

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Women’s Basketball Head Coach Mock Interviews: Duke’s Planells & Tennessee’s Reaves

Interviewing for a head coaching position requires significant preparation. In the two videos below, Search Associates from Parker Executive Search conduct mock interviews with WBB assistants, Hernando Planells (Duke) & Sharrona Reaves (Tennessee).

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Experts’ Roundtable: Women’s Soccer Sport Administrators

Sport oversight in college athletics can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Each sport is unique, each coach is different, and the respective student-athletes require different levels of attention. AthleticDirectorU connected with Women's Soccer sport administrators for insight.

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Why “Content Relative To Cost” Should Be Top Of Mind For College Athletics Leadership

While the fragmented programming sports landscape may be good for consumer choice, predicting consumer behavior is a difficult and an inexact science. Where is the tipping point for today’s consumer at which too much content exists?

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Risk Management in College Athletics: George Washington’s Tanya Vogel & Patrick Nero

Current and former George Washington Directors of Athletics, Tanya Vogel and Patrick Nero, visit with AthleticDirectorU to discuss risk management through the lens of the SWA, Title IX Coordinator, and AD. David Chadwick of RealRecruit moderates the conversation.

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Marrying Athletics & Institutional Advancement: Arkansas State’s Jason Penry

In a resource-short environment, collaborations are key. That’s why I promote university advancement and athletics working closely together, in a practical fashion. The main idea is not about revamping your fundraising operations; it is simply about teamwork.

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How A Lottery Can Fix College Football’s Non-Conference Scheduling Problem

Draw scheduling produces intrigue in the same way March Madness does, pitting together two seemingly unrelated teams that quickly becomes a match-up you are dying to see for the sheer randomness of it all and that it would never be scheduled of the schools’ own accord.

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Athletic Director And Coach Fit: George Mason’s Brad Edwards & Dave Paulsen

George Mason Director of Athletics, Brad Edwards and Men’s Basketball Coach, Dave Paulsen visit with AthleticDirectorU to discuss fit between two of the highest profile positions within an athletics program.

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Executive Profile: Learfield EVP & CRO Andy Rawlings

Learfield Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer Andy Rawlings discusses the topics of the changing revenue landscape, the acquisition of talent, areas primed to receive more investment from sponsors, the frequently-asked question of ROI, leveraging data and much more.

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Getting Things Done: Temple’s Kraft & Louisiana’s Maggard

Athletic Directors Pat Kraft of Temple and Bryan Maggard of Louisiana visit with AthleticDirectorU to discuss getting things done amid constant requests for their time and attention. Brent Jones, Deputy AD at Troy, moderates as the three discuss the strategy of setting priorities.

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From The Chair Hosted By Mike Hamilton: Virginia Tech’s Whit Babcock

Whit Babcock, Director of Athletics at Virginia Tech, joins Mike Hamilton on the From the Chair Podcast as the two discuss Babcock's involvement in the transition of legendary football coach, Frank Beamer, playing a football game at the Bristol Speedway, and advice to those looking to become an AD.

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The Visualization Of Women’s Leadership Networks In College Athletics

If organizations are serious about increasing diversity and opportunities for women in leadership positions, they must be cognizant of the gendered biases present in their personal networks, and consciously consider women, most of whom will be outside of their network, for leadership positions.

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Early Wins: William & Mary’s Huge & UNLV’s Reed-Francois

Athletic Directors Samantha Huge of William & Mary and Desiree Reed-Francois of UNLV visit with AthleticDirectorU to discuss this importance of early wins for a new AD.

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Mike Cragg: A St. John’s State Of Mind

Mike Cragg, the newly appointed Director of Athletics at St. John's University, pens a letter outlining his vision for the future of the Red Storm.

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Stakeholder Management: Delaware’s Rawak, Tennessee Tech’s Wilson and Saint Peter’s AD Felt

Athletic Directors Chrissi Rawak of Delaware and Mark Wilson of Tennessee Tech visit AthleticDirectorU to discuss managing multiple constituencies on campus. Brian Felt, Director of Athletics at St. Peter’s University, moderates the conversation.

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Experts’ Roundtable: Marketing Strategies For Unbeaten Teams

AthleticDirectorU connected with external leaders at four of the Group of 5 unbeatens to dig in on the tactics and strategies they’re employing to maximize exposure and revenue. Ride the lightning. Crash the party.

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Athletic Director In Residence: John Hartwell – Utah State

John Hartwell, Vice President & Athletics Director at Utah State, visits ADU as the current Athletic Director in Residence. Hartwell addresses the process of adjusting to the staff and lifestyle in Utah while emphasizing Student-Athlete welfare through a series of introspective questions.

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Coach & AD Communication: Louisiana Tech’s McClelland & Tulsa’s Gragg

Athletic Directors Derrick Gragg of Tulsa and Tommy McClelland of Louisiana Tech chat with Zach Dayton, Senior Associate AD for Marketing & Communications at Fairfield, about effective communication methods with head coaches.

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The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: Vermont’s John Becker

John Becker, Head Men's Basketball Coach at University of Vermont, joins Coach Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast to talk about his evolution as a head coach.

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Athletic Subsidies & University Endowments: P5 vs G5

Independent of conferences, institutions with larger athletic budgets are those institutions that have more financial means in terms of academic research and private endowments to support the entire institution, including its athletics department.