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Life & Leadership: TCU’s Donati With Tailgate Guys’ Duffey

TCU Director of Athletics, Jeremiah Donati and Parker Duffey, President & CEO of Tailgate Guys, sit down for AthleticDirectorU to discuss life and leadership.

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Best Practices For Navigating An NCAA Crisis: Ole Miss’ Bjork

In an accompanying piece to his 'Leading Through A Crisis' conversation, Bjork discusses some of the lessons and best practices other Athletics Directors could employ during an NCAA crisis.

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Leading Through A Crisis: Ross Bjork of Ole Miss

Over 90% of Ross Bjork’s tenure thus far at Ole Miss has been marked by continued investigations and intense public scrutiny. In this exclusive interview with AthleticDirectorU, Bjork reflects on how he’s navigated the Rebels through the collective crisis.

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Growth As A Leader: Florida’s Scott Stricklin With Baylor’s Felecia Mulkey

Florida Director of Athletics, Scott Stricklin, and Baylor’s Associate AD and Acrobatics & Tumbling Coach Felecia Mulkey visit with AthleticDirectorU to discuss evolution as a leader.

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Student-Athlete Outcomes: Kevin Blue of UC Davis & Charlie Cobb of Georgia State

Kevin Blue, AD at UC Davis, and Charlie Cobb, AD at Georgia State, discuss Student-Athlete development with Parker Executive Search's Daniel Parker.

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Always Be Ready For The Moment: Social Media Strategy With Kentucky’s Peevy

Kentucky Deputy Director AD DeWayne Peevy and INFLCR Founder and CEO Jim Cavale visit AthleticDirectorU to talk social media and branding.

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Preserving Your Core While Evolving As A Leader: Wake Forest’s Ron Wellman

Ron Wellman, longtime Director of Athletics at Wake Forest, visits with AthleticDirectorU on the topic of success in consistency. Wellman emphasizes the importance of evolving while remaining consistent within the guiding principles of the organization.

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Curiosity In Leadership: Georgia’s McGarity, Tulane’s Dannen & Winthrop’s Halpin

College athletics executives, Greg McGarity of Georgia, Troy Dannen of Tulane, and Ken Halpin of Winthrop get together for AthleticDirectorU to discuss the benefits of curiosity in leadership. The conversation covers angles from which the trio have experienced a curious mindset benefit their careers

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Why I Chose To Go From DI to DIII: UChicago’s McDermott & St. Thomas (MN)’s Esten

Directors of Athletics, Erin McDermott of the University of Chicago and Phil Esten of the University of St. Thomas (MN) chat with AthleticDirectorU on their respective moves from DI Deputy ADs to the DIII AD chair.

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Self-Care In The AD Chair: Ball State’s Goetz & Rice’s Karlgaard

Directors of Athletics, Beth Goetz of Ball State and Joe Karlgaard of Rice, review how they each manage their own self-health while leading their respective departments. The pair address how they find and use quiet time, as well as responsibilities they struggle to delegate.

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Consistency as an Asset: South Dakota State’s Stiegelmeier & Middle Tennessee State’s Stockstill

Longtime head football coaches, John Stiegelmeier of South Dakota State and Rick Stockstill of Middle Tennessee State, discuss how consistency has become a key asset in their respective programs. Both coaches touch on avoiding complacency, staying relevant, and balancing new ideas.

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Mapping Your Career: Duke’s Kevin White

Duke Athletics Director, Kevin White, chats with AthleticDirectorU about career development and his track record of producing ADs. White points to leadership and political acumen as two of the most important skills necessary to run an athletic department.