baseball coach
May 16, 2019

A.D.ministration: Supporting and protecting your coaches

[caption id="attachment_27872" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Athletic administrators have a responsibility to protect coaches who face unfair criticism. | Photo: Lesly Juarez[/caption] When athletic administrators analyze their major obligations,...

kent state dix stadium
April 16, 2019

A.D.ministration: Leading your program in times of change

[caption id="attachment_27815" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Photo: Jon Ridinger, Flickr[/caption] In the world of high school athletics, or life for that matter, change is a constant. While it can be good or bad, something is always changing. ...

August 3, 2017

A.D.ministration: Honoring your coaches and athletes

Most high school athletic programs do something to recognize the success and accomplishments of their athletes and coaches. This effort could come in the form of an awards program or a special evening with refreshments served afterward, or even a for...

March 2, 2017

The work-life balancing act of athletic directors

To say the responsibilities and workload of an athletic administrator are demanding would be a gross understatement. It would be more accurate to describe it as unrelenting and, at times, overwhelming. Even if you are exceptionally organized and work...

January 17, 2017

Dealing with parental interference in coaching

There is a segment of parents who try to coach children during games. You’ll often see them standing near the sidelines, barking instructions across the field or gym floor. This causes a major problem for athletes, because instructions by the paren...