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athletic director

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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. ...


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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...


athletic director
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...


athletic director
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...


athletic director
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...


November 30, 2017

22 must-read books for coaches, athletic directors

Books are great resources to teach coaches and athletic administrators about philosophy, leadership and team building. We regularly speak with athletic administrators who assign books to their coaching staffs, or coaches who require that their captai...


October 31, 2017

ADs, coaches must embrace value of professional development

When we think about athletic budgets, necessities like equipment, salaries and facilities costs spring to mind. You typically don’t consider professional development to be a critical part of your spending, but if not, that’s something you should ...