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SMU’s Hart: Coaching Changes and Communication Strategies

Guest Rick Hart, SMU
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SMU Director of Athletics Rick Hart sits down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss effectively communicating with a myriad of constituencies – including the President or Chancellor – when hiring or replacing coaches.

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

  • - What are your general thoughts on hiring?
  • - What steps do you take to see if a candidate will fit with your department's culture?
  • - How much do you dig into Xs and Os with coaching candidates?
  • - How involved are your sport administrators in the coach search process?
  • - How much can you anticipate a coaching change when the coach departs?
  • - How do you communicate with your CEO in the hiring process?
  • - What are your thoughts on the future of college athletics?