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Early Effectiveness As An Athletics Director With Florida A&M's Kortne Gosha

Guest Kortne Gosha, Florida A&M
43:59 min watch


Florida A&M Vice President and Director of Athletics Kortne Gosha sits down to discuss his vision and changes made early in his tenure leading the Rattlers. Gosha touches on bringing in new staff, “Purpose with a Pace,” moving from the MEAC to the SWAC, the new apparel deal with Nike and much more.


The conversation is indexed below for efficient viewing (click the time stamp to jump to a specific question/topic).
  • - What are your thoughts on being effective early in your tenure as a new Athletics Director?
  • - What are your thoughts on making challenging decisions as a new leader?
  • - Provide some insight on the promises made between you as the new Athletics Director and the leadership of the institution.
  • - What was your hiring philosophy when you began your tenure leading the department?
  • - How did you assess the people and positions necessary to build a successful department?
  • - Explain your philosophy of “Purpose with a Pace” and how it relates to your thoughts on external affairs.
  • - What was your approach to handling a pre-existing NCAA infractions case?
  • - What was the strategy behind moving to a new conference?
  • - Give us some insight on switching apparel companies.
  • - When you leave one apparel company for another, do you keep the relationship with the original company?
  • - How important was it to be direct in your negotiations with Nike?
  • - How do the comprehensive experiences of your life impact your current role and leadership philosophy?