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Coach & AD Communication: Louisiana Tech’s McClelland & Tulsa’s Gragg

Guest Dr. Derrick Gragg, Tulsa; Tommy McClelland II, Louisiana Tech
21:33 min watch


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. Sub-topics covered include one-on-one meetings, sport oversight, donor visits and more.


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  • - How do you coordinate meetings with your coaches?
  • - What is the structure of your individual meetings with head coaches?
  • - How do you reconcile differences of opinions on decisions?
  • - Do you get involved with depth charts, personnel, etc.?
  • - How do you decide on sport administrator oversight?
  • - What is your process of preparing sport administrators for sport oversight?
  • - Bringing a head coach on a donor visit