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The Pressure of Being a First-Time AD: Oklahoma State’s Weiberg

Guest Chad Weiberg, Oklahoma State University
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Summary

Oklahoma State Athletic Director Chad Weiberg joined AthleticDirectorU’s Jason Belzer to discuss Weiberg’s first 90 days in the chair. Weiberg took the job on the same day NIL went into place, then soon after was dealing with conference realignment and continued challenges connected to the pandemic. Weiberg and Belzer discuss decision-making pressure, who he leaned on for help, and lots more.

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

  • - On being thrown directly in to the fire
  • - How do you balance making a decision on what's best for Oklahoma State while also respecting others in the conference?
  • - Have you found yourself making decisions or choices you thought you might avoid as you made your career climb?
  • - How do you manage the decision making process while trying to keep many different parties happy at any given time?
  • - Are the constantly escalating contracts for coaches a good thing for the student-athlete?
  • - Advice you would give to yourself looking back at day 1?