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August 22, 2012

Flegner: Breaking Down Arrowhead Athletics

Kevin Flegner, Activities Director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), provides an overview of everything Arrowhead’s athletic department has to offer its athletes, from facilities to sport offerings....


August 22, 2012

Keeping politics out of the booster club

A booster club with no politics or infighting? A booster club fundraising for the overall spirit of the school rather than the individual needs of the big-time sports? It’s happening at Arrowhead High School (Wisconsin), and the school, athleti...


July 11, 2012

A.D.ministration: Helping coaches transition out of your school

Things are going well with your teams. The athletes are having a good experience, and you have outstanding coaches in place throughout your program. But then you hear that one of your coaches is interested in another position. Oh, no. There's a...


July 6, 2012

Dominican AD Accepts Job At UC Davis

Marin Independent Journalhttp://www.contracostatimes.com/sports/ci_21016042/dominican-athletic-director-tumey-accepts-ad-position-atTerry Tumey, who guided the transition of the Dominican University athletics programs from the NAIA ranks to the NCAA ...


July 5, 2012

Arkansas Coach Plans To Declare Bankruptcy

SouthBendTribune.comhttp://www.southbendtribune.com/sports/collegesports/sbt-college-football-smith-to-declare-bankruptcy-20120705,0,710444.storyArkansas coach John L. Smith, the former head coach at Michigan State, says he is making plans to declare...


June 29, 2012

Getting tough on abusive coaches a difficult task

My first sports writing job out of college brought me to a regional Little League tournament in western Kentucky. As a casual observer, only in attendance to snap a few photos, I got my first taste of over-aggressive coaching. [caption id="attachm...


June 14, 2012

Pete Kittel: Learning Resources

Coach Pete Kittel wears multiple hats at Brillion High School, including athletic director. As a head coach, he has recently led both his football and basketball teams to state titles. Coach Kittel has many resources he turns to for more informati...


June 14, 2012

Pete Kittel: Managing Athletes

Coach Pete Kittel wears multiple hats at Brillion High School, including athletic director. As a head coach, he has recently led both his football and basketball teams to state titles. Below, Coach Kittel discusses why he encourages students to be...


May 30, 2012

How athletic departments operate like organizations

While many athletic administrators may not realize it, their school and athletic department are organizations. Athletic directors also deal with other organizations, such as leagues, professional associations, booster clubs, community groups and boar...


May 30, 2012

Handling the parent problem in your school

Recently, we surveyed our readers on an issue that grows more complicated by the year. Parents have become more emboldened about confronting coaches on issues such as playing time, roles on the team and proper exposure for their son or daughter to ea...