athletic director

william & Mary
October 8, 2020

William & Mary AD Resigns After Slashing Athletics

In the last month, the William & Mary athletics department has been ravaged by program cuts. Seven of the department's 23 programs — men's and women's swimming, men's and women's gymnastics, men's indoor and outdoor track and field, and women's...

international athletic director survey
December 1, 2019

International State of the Industry: A survey of athletic directors worldwide

At times, working in an international school can leave you feeling absolutely isolated. You could be located thousands of miles from your nearest likeminded school and even then the school is different in size, demographics, budget, facilities, c...

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. ...

athletic director organized
January 30, 2019

A.D.ministration: Planning strategies for athletic directors

9 suggestions to help ADs stay organized and on task The process of planning is vital for the athletic administrator. You may have heard the maxim, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” This quote has been attributed to Benjamin F...

leadership strategies
August 24, 2018

Becoming the visible leader

Whether it’s at games or community events, athletic directors must put their support on full display Often when you step on an elevator, you can hear music. It’s not bold and overwhelming, but you can hear it nonetheless. You might be able t...

leadership strategies
June 29, 2018

Maryland school district cuts summer pay for athletic directors

A school board in northeastern Maryland recently voted to decrease the salary for all of the district's athletic directors during the summer months. According to The Baltimore Sun, the Harford County Board of Education voted on June 11 to reduce ...

April 12, 2018

Mobile Equipment Storage Equals More Time Coaching

{Sponsored} Students shuffle into the gear room one at a time to grab their bulky pads and helmets. The equipment assistant sighs. At this rate, it’ll be at least 20 minutes until everyone has gear and heads out to the football field. Then they’l...

leadership strategies
March 16, 2018

Five types of conflicts that confront athletic directors

One of the many tasks of a high school athletic director is resolving conflict. Conflict is a natural byproduct of managing people, and an effective athletic administrator must be able to respond to conflict and control it. Conflict seems to h...