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Balancing Priorities With Siena College’s Angie Jabir

Guest Angie Jabir, Siena College
20:19 min watch


Siena College Senior Associate AD/SWA Angie Jabir joins ADU’s Tai M. Brown at the 2024 NCAA Convention to share how she balances priorities as a sport administrator, NCAA committee member and senior leader within her department. Jabir reflects on her early transition from coach to administrator while at Dayton, when she learned the importance of sport oversight. Jabir: “You have to become a subject area expert in the sports you oversee… There’s nothing more frustrating for a coach to be sitting with their administrator and feel like either you’re not asking the right questions, you don’t have a baseline understanding of their sport.” Jabir and Brown also break down the value of an “inbox zero” approach and how Jabir navigates her workload as a member of the NCAA Division I Committee and Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee.

The conversation is indexed below for efficient viewing (click the time stamp to jump to a specific question/topic).

  • - As you come up in this industry, you typically have an area of expertise or something that you've leaned into and made your name on - what was that thing for you? 
  • - Were you given a sport immediately upon your transition from coach to administrator?
  • - Did you establish a process or algorithm or philosophy on sport oversight?
  • - Are you the one who educates your coaches on the changes that are happening?
  • - What do you do with all the information you receive from the NCAA committees you serve on? How do you process it and what do you do with it after that?
  • - What is the work when it comes to serving on these committees and councils?
  • - On these committees and councils, what is the actual process of coming to a conclusion or creating suggestions for the greater NCAA membership?
  • - On top of your council and committee work, you still have to do your job as a Senior Associate AD; how do you map out all those responsibilities?
  • - So you're an "inbox zero" person?
  • - When you think about planning out your career, you want to be fulfilling your duties at a high level but you also want to feel like you're preparing for whatever comes next- is there a way to make sure you're getting those types of experiences and education?
  • - There is a level of self-awareness about your strengths and weaknesses that is important as you progress in your career; how much do you think about the things you need to work on versus the things that you need to lean into more?