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The Transition To Administration With McNeese State’s Heath Schroyer

Guest Heath Schroyer, McNeese State
22:56 min watch


McNeese State Director of Athletics Heath Schroyer chats with AthleticDirectorU’s Tai M. Brown at the 2022 NACDA Convention about his transition from Head Men’s Basketball Coach to Athletic Director. Schroyer details the similarities between the two, how his skillset fit what the president was looking for, key priorities since taking over and more.

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

  • - Walk us through your transition from Head Men's Basketball Coach to Athletic Director.
  • - Have you missed coaching?
  • - What are the similarities between administration and coaching?
  • - How did you assess, prioritize, create and implement strategies for success in community engagement and fundraising, two of your president's priorities?
  • - How detailed were you in revamping the ticket office?
  • - What are the attributes you think attracted university leadership to encourage you to administration?
  • - How did your experience telling a story about your team or fundraising translate to being the AD?
  • - What were the biggest challenges to serving as AD and Head Men's Basketball Coach simultaneously?
  • - How has your influence expanded now that you are the AD?