Athletic Administration »

Features

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...


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...


May 22, 2012

Team-building ideas: April 2012

Your players respect and buy into your program more when rules are established, consequences are instituted When Al Rapp thought about taking a new high school football coaching job 13 years ago, he asked for a couple of game films from the school (...


May 16, 2012

Athletic directors are responsible for coach certification

In the last few years, coaching education and national certification have grown and moved to center stage. These efforts are important and necessary to move high school coaching to a higher level and for those involved to be accepted as professionals...


May 14, 2012

Former Miami AD Paul Dee Dies At 65

The Associated Presshttp://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/story/2012-05-13/miami-paul-dee-dies/54940434/1Paul Dee, who was Miami’s athletic director from 1993 through 2008 and continued serving the school as a member of its faculty, has died, ...


May 3, 2012

Establishing pay-to-play in your high school

One athletic director provides keen insight into how his school’s fee went from $150 total per athlete to $660 per sport In November 2009, just after the fall sports season of his first year on the job as athletic director at Medina High School (Oh...