athletic administration

August 24, 2020

High School Football Seasons Kick Off Amid Pandemic

Six states across the country have kicked off the high school fall football season amid the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two weeks. Utah, Indiana, Alabama, Tennessee, North Dakota, and South Dakota have all held live, full-tackle high school fo...


difficult
August 20, 2020

Iron Sharpens Iron: Earned, Never Given

It was a cold, blustery Thanksgiving eve back in the late ‘80’s. At the time, I was the head strength coach for the University of Toledo. I was driving on I-80 East with my family from Toledo to Steubenville, Ohio for the holidays. My wife, ...


education
August 19, 2020

Back to School: Advice on Balancing Coaching while Continuing Education

Scouting, game planning, recruiting, fundraising, running practices — there are far more responsibilities college coaches have to handle besides what happens on the court or field. Coaching staffs, much like their teams, have to work as a unit to c...


referees
August 17, 2020

PIAA Concerned about Referees amid COVID-19

The expectations of referees — at any level — are demanding. Coaches, players, and spectators alike expect perfection and an outcome that puts their preferred team on top. Constant scrutiny, ridicule, and low pay are just some of the reasons w...


big ten
August 12, 2020

Big Ten, Pac-12 Officially Cancel Football Season

The hits keep on coming to the college sports season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, both the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences — two pillars of the "Power 5" conferences — announced that the historic leagues will be forgoing their football ...


return
August 11, 2020

Ready to Return: A Snapshot Into 3 Schools Attempting To Resume Athletic Activities

With schools and organizations rearing to resume athletic activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic — with some having already begun playing live games — ensuring the safety of coaches, student-athletes and staff members is priority number one for at...


football
August 11, 2020

College Sports Fall Season in Jeopardy

With each passing day, it's becoming more and more unlikely a fall sports season will happen for many college programs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently three small NCAA Division I conferences announced the indefinite postponement of scheduled ...


severe weather
August 10, 2020

Eye of the Storm: Using Integrated Technology to Track Severe Weather

On average, the state of Oklahoma gets hit by 52 tornadoes per year. With the constant concern of severe weather, athletic administrators from Hennessey High School in Hennessey, Oklahoma must be prepared for the event of a tornado and how to protect...