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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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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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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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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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Planning For New Athletic Facilities: Milwaukee’s Braun & Towson’s Leonard

Amanda Braun of UW-Milwaukee and Tim Leonard of Towson chat with Kristene Kelly, Senior Associate AD for Varsity Sports/SWA at Dartmouth, about the intricacies of planning for new athletic facilities. Fundraising, balancing revenue vs. non-revenue sports, involving coaches and more.

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Executive Cabinet Communication: Virginia Tech’s Babcock & Kansas State’s Taylor

Whit Babcock of Virginia Tech and Gene Taylor of Kansas State sat down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss executive cabinet meetings, presidential communication and building relationships with key campus administrators and departments throughout the institution.

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The Leadership Transition of Tennessee’s Phillip Fulmer

Coach Phillip Fulmer, Vice Chancellor & Director of Athletics at University of Tennessee, visits with AthleticDirectorU to discuss his transition to the AD chair. Fulmer discusses reasons for accepting the position and why he believes he can create a successful department culture in Knoxville.

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Performance Evaluation Methods: Alcorn State’s Horne & Lafayette’s Freeman

Lafayette’s Sherryta Freeman and Alcorn State’s Derek Horne visit with ADU to discuss the importance of, and methods for, individual and departmental performance evaluations. The discussion goes into depth on defining roles, expectations, and review processes.

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Conference Leadership: America East’s Huchthausen & West Coast’s Nevarez

Conference Commissioners Amy Huchthausen of the America East Conference and Gloria Nevarez of the West Coast Conference visit ADU to give some insight on leadership from the commissioner’s chair.

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Grassroots Marketing: NCCU’s Wicker McCree & CofC’s Roberts

College athletics leaders, Ingrid Wicker McCree of North Carolina Central University and Matt Roberts of College of Charleston, visit with AthleticDirectoru to discuss the importance of leveraging the local community as a marketing asset.

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Strategic Communications: Cal’s Knowlton, Texas Tech’s Hocutt, & Washington State’s Blair

Brian Blair, Sr. Associate AD at Washington State, leads a conversation with ADs Jim Knowlton of Cal and Kirby Hocutt of Texas Tech on strategic communications.

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Measuring Head Coach Performance: Niagara’s Gray, Chattanooga’s Wharton & Campbell’s Roller

Bob Roller, AD at Campbell, joins peers Mark Wharton of UT Chattanooga and Simon Gray of Niagara to discuss the intricacies of measuring head coach performance.