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40 Under 40

learning
March 16, 2021

Sports Under 40: Learning Through Leading

I have always had a passion for athletics and coaching for as long as I can remember. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to do something I love for a living. As an athletic director for a Charter School District, overseeing athletic programs ...


people
November 20, 2020

40 Under 40 Perspective: People Over Performance

I have been fortunate enough to be in the field of athletics for the past seven years. It has created an avenue for me to pursue a full-time career, perform meaningful work, and help impact student-athletes and people regularly. I can honestly say th...


coaches
September 23, 2020

40 Under 40 Perspective: Winning Coaches Over with Work Ethic

“You’re the sixth athletic director we’ve had in eight years.” “People just use this job as a launching pad to more desirable jobs.” “You’re the hardest working person in the district; you won’t last.”  I will always arg...


texas football
September 24, 2018

The importance of retaining quality officials

[caption id="attachment_26893" align="alignleft" width="125"] Michael Poploskie[/caption] As a baseball/softball official for more than 20 years, I have seen many officials come and go. Some leave because of the time constraints of their regular j...


July 11, 2018

Support the next generation of leaders

The future of interscholastic and collegiate athletics is contingent upon those in charge — coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, manufacturers, strength professionals. That fact prompted Coach & Athletic Director to launch the Sports...


June 5, 2018

NHSACA Convention presents ‘special’ opportunity for coaches

Coaches have a special opportunity this summer to learn from some of the best minds in the team sports industry. The National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s National Convention will be held from June 25 to 27 in Sioux Falls, South Da...