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February 6, 2013

12 tips to perfect your ticket-selling process

Many things that we do as athletic directors are not especially exciting. Most of our responsibilities and duties actually involve mundane little tasks that have to be completed in order to keep our programs running. It is, however, important to put ...


January 15, 2013

A.D.ministration: ‘No’ isn’t a bad word

Soften the blow of having to say 'no' by following these eight suggestions Even though an athletic director's schedule is jam-packed and crazy at times, most do anything possible to fill a request or to help someone — an athlete, coach, fellow ath...


January 15, 2013

Positioning yourself to climb the athletic administrator ladder

Networking, taking charge and picking the best job play critical roles in your success If you currently are at the beginning of your professional life or an entry-level athletic employee hoping to take the next step, it's time to stop hoping and tak...


January 15, 2013

How decreased funding is affecting high schools nationwide

Reducing costs for transportation, apparel and lower-level coaching is how many athletic directors are handling this situation The October issue of Coach & Athletic Director featured our second annual Athletic Director Spending Survey. Within th...


January 15, 2013

Playing by the rules

States say high schools and their coaches need to be more vigilant in preventing illegal transfers and recruiting tactics The next time a parent or summer league coach calls you up to offer the services of the region's top young athletes, you ma...


January 9, 2013

Learn from recently retired Bob Ladouceur of De La Salle

Editor’s Note: This is a portion of an article published in Oct. 2009 about the De La Salle High (Concord, Calif.) athletic program. Bob Ladouceur, the football coach since 1979 and who was prominently quoted in this piece, retired last week after ...


December 27, 2012

6 strategies to have players buy into your program

While there are several factors that go into creating winning teams and individuals, perhaps the single most important one is commitment. Lots of people have dreams but amazingly few have the commitment necessary to pursue them relentlessly. Commitme...


December 13, 2012

Mary Institute and Country Day School: Athletic Facilities (Raw Footage)

Coach And Athletic Director’s Associate Editor Kevin Hoffman takes viewers on a video tour of the athletic facilities at Mary Institute and Country Day School (St. Louis, Missouri)....


December 13, 2012

Mary Institute and Country Day School: High Athletic Program Participation Rates

Director of Athletics Don Maurer of Mary Institute and Country Day School (St. Louis, Missouri) discusses the high participation rates of student-athletes in the school’s program, and the number of multi-sport athletes....


December 13, 2012

Mary Institute and Country Day School: Program Support & Success

Director of Athletics Don Maurer of Mary Institute and Country Day School (St. Louis, Missouri) says that much of the athletic programs success comes from the school and surrounding community’s support....