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Experts’ Roundtable: Telling The Story Of A New Head Football Coach

In general, a Chief of Staff provides a buffer between a Chief Executive and that executive's direct-reporting team. The Chief of Staff generally works behind the scenes to solve problems, mediate disputes, and deal with issues before they bubble up to the Chief Executive. In this Experts' Roundtable, ADU reached out to a few who serve in the unique position of Chief of Staff to find out about the intricacies of holding such a title. This includes insight from the athletics department view, perspective from a president's office, and thoughts from someone who serves in the role within a football office.

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From The Chair Hosted By Mike Hamilton: Minnesota’s Mark Coyle

In this episode of From the Chair, host Mike Hamilton speaks with Mark Coyle, Director of Athletics at University of Minnesota. Coyle discusses how his experiences working in multiple FBS conferences helped shape his style and leadership philosophy. Having hired three football coaches to three different institutions in a span of six years, Coyle relays a healthy understanding of the uniqueness of every search process. The conversation also delves into the transition from Deputy AD to taking on the responsibility as the Director of Athletics.

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Issues Of Race In College Athletics

Dr. Leonard Moore, Vice President of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas, reviews the challenging, yet necessary conversation about race in college athletics. Addressing issues ranging from the lack of diversity of senior administrative leaders to the process of recruiting and post-graduation outcomes, Moore provides insight on a perspective of college athletics rarely publicly discussed.

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Successful Athletic Director-Head Coach Partnerships: UMBC’s Tim Hall, Ryan Odom, and Phil Stern

Analyzing the relationship between coaches and athletics directors, ADU visited with UMBC to speak with AD Tim Hall, MBB Head Coach Ryan Odom, and WBB Head Coach Phil Stern to discuss the aspects necessary for a synergistic environment to exist. While Hall emphasizes the need for AD’s to ask questions to determine what is needed for success, both Odom and Stern emphasized trust in the relationship as a necessary driver for cohesiveness. Moderated by Jason Belzer.

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From The Chair Hosted By Mike Hamilton: Georgetown’s Lee Reed

In this episode of From the Chair, host Mike Hamilton speaks with Lee Reed, Director of Athletics at Georgetown University. Reed explains his motto of “Student-Athlete driven, Coach centered, Administrator assisted.” He goes into depth on the impact of his time spent away from college sports, managing a portfolio of McDonalds restaurants. This wide ranging conversation also touches on recent head coaching hires, making the decision to accept a new position, the reasons he attends the NACDA Convention, and the people in the industry who had the biggest influence on his career.

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Daniel Parker: Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mock Interviews

"The interview" can range from an intimidating pressurized drill session to a personable enlightening conversation. Preparation is what separates those who do well from those who falter. But even with preparation, the fit may or may not be there. In the two videos below, Daniel Parker of Parker Executive Search conducts mock interviews with Bob Walsh, Head Basketball Coach at Maine, and Tavaras Hardy, Assistant Coach at Georgia Tech.