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January 13, 2011

Handling frustration in the athletic administrator position

As an A.D., one of the first things you are going to realize is that life can be frustrating but that you don’t have to enjoy those occasions as long as you understand the dynamics behind them. That being said, you need to develop an approach for d...


December 1, 2010

Using social media to generate team revenue

After a successful season by the Texas Christian University women's volleyball team, players and coaches learned something. The Horned Frogs achieved numerous team records, including its first-ever NCAA bid. After winning its first-round match, TC...


December 1, 2010

Measuring the success of your athletic program

If you ask the average fan, or even some coaches, how you measure success in athletics, the most common answer is winning. Parents might, in addition, include factors such as seeing their child as a starter on the team or possibly earning a college s...


September 22, 2010

Team players: Getting athletes to accept their roles

Struggling to get some of your athletes — or their parents — to accept their limited roles? You're not alone. Getting your athletes to understand, accept and even embrace their roles is one of the biggest areas for developing a successful team...


September 22, 2010

Interviewing candidates for your coaching vacancy

There is a coaching vacancy in your athletic department, you have advertised the position and résumés have arrived. Now what? Certainly you need to conduct interviews, but there are a whole host of considerations and decisions to make before you...


June 30, 2010

Giving ‘non-core’ sports the attention they deserve

In the never-ending struggle for athletic directors to be all things to every sport, one of the major hurdles you face on a daily basis is providing enough support, encouragement, time and attention to your “non-core” sports. While football, b...


June 22, 2010

The role of summer camps in recruiting

The recruitment process in Division I intercollegiate athletics is filled with rules, regulations and can completely take over a coach’s life. Further, it is vital that coaches become proficient in the recruitment process to gain the best athletes....


June 15, 2010

Shared Facility Funding: Field Of Broken Promises

In September 2006, an artificial turf field was unveiled to a packed house under the Friday night lights at Wisconsin’s Brookfield Central High School (BCHS).  In addition to a state-of-the-art field for football, soccer, track and the band, t...


June 15, 2010

Female sports can be revenue generators

There’s football. And then there’s basketball — boys or men’s basketball, of course. Too often it stops right there. Too often, administrators and athletic directors look no further for programs that can generate revenue, publicity and ...


February 10, 2010

Yeagley Named Indiana Soccer Coach

After a national search, Indiana University has hired Todd Yeagley as the school’s third men’s soccer coach. Yeagley played at Indiana earned National Player of the Year honors and making the All-American team four times. He had been the ...