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The Importance Of Clear Expectations For NCAA Coaches And Their Immediate Supervisors

Athletic departments should understand what coaches are expecting before they join the organization, and assess whether those expectations can be met in order to enhance organizational commitment and, in turn, intention to remain with the organization.

Real Opportunities, Not Just Degrees: UC Davis’ Kevin Blue

Even as student-athlete graduation rates climb higher than ever, it is becoming more commonly acknowledged in college athletics that graduation is no longer an assurance of career success for student-athletes. Athletics departments must do more to ensure real opportunities beyond just a degree.

Mentoring ‘A’ Players: UTRGV’s King & South Dakota State’s Sell

Athletics Directors Chris King of Texas Rio Grand Valley and Justin Sell of South Dakota State visit with AthleticDirectorU to discuss mentoring top staff members.

Athletic Director In Residence: Dr. Brian Wickstrom – Incarnate Word

Incarnate Word Athletics Director Brian Wickstrom has directed the Cardinals department since August of 2017 following leadership tenures at Louisiana Monroe and UC Riverside. Wickstrom served as ADU’s latest Athletic Director in Residence.

Experts’ Roundtable: The Pac-12’s Media Strategy

The Pac-12 Conference received a fair amount of criticism for its inability to strike carriage deals for its Pac-12 Network. We polled several industry leaders to get their view of the current state of the Pac-12.

Creating An Environment For Basketball Success: UMass’ Bamford & VCU’s McLaughlin

Athletic Directors Ed McLaughlin of VCU and Ryan Bamford of UMass visit with AthleticDirectorU to discuss what it takes to create an sustainable environment for success in Men's Basketball.

The Impact Of Recruiting Radius For Football Programs

We have determined that there are two consistent aspects to Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) based recruiting. (1) Most programs are range-bound in recruiting, and (2) programs need to have a minimum recruiting radius to maintain current talent levels or expand the radius to increase the talent level

The AthleticDirectorU Podcast: Cleveland State’s Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas, Director of Athletics at Cleveland State, visits AthleticDirectorU to discuss how his experiences at previous FBS institutions are currently proving beneficial in his current role.

Anatomy Of A Coaching Search: Loyola Maryland’s Woodruff And Hardy With Daniel Parker

Loyola Maryland’s Athletics Director Donna M. Woodruff and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Tavaras Hardy join Daniel Parker of Parker Executive Search to give a behind the scenes look at the process of hiring a basketball coach from the moment the job opens to the press conference announcing the hire.

Excellence Starts With People: Jacksonville State’s John Grass

John Grass, Head Football Coach at Jacksonville State, visits with AthleticDirectorU to talk about how focusing on people first has helped develop a successful culture in his program.

The AthleticDirectorU Podcast: Pacific’s Damon Stoudamire

Damon Stoudamire, Head Men's Basketball Coach at University of the Pacific, visits AthleticDirectorU to discuss a wide range of topics including recruiting, relationships with the Director of Athletics, college athletes versus professional athletes, and much more.

Leading From The Front: Auburn’s Greene With Tailgate Guys’ Duffey

Auburn Athletics Director Allen Greene joins Tailgate Guys President & CEO Parker Duffey on campus to discuss a variety of aspects related to leading an organization.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.