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athletic director

December 31, 2013

It’s Time to Cut Insensitive Team Nicknames

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder emphatically declared his franchise would never change its nickname, despite the outcry from a majority of our nation's Native Americans. His position sends a dangerous message about the acceptance of racial ep...


December 31, 2013

Safety Precautions to Protect Student-Athletes

By Thomas L. Gowen, Locks Law Firm, Philadelphia, Pa.The NFL concussion litigation has raised awareness of the fact that concussions are serious injuries to the brain. Not restricted to professionals, they are occurring with great frequency in youth ...


December 11, 2013

Athletic Directors to Receive NIAAA Distinguished Service Award

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association will present nine athletic directors with the 2013 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of their length of service, accomplishments and contributions to interscholastic sports. Th...


December 6, 2013

D.C. Area Athletic-Based Transfers Becoming an Alarming Trend

Washington Posthttp://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/highschools/in-district-high-schools-athletic-based-transfers-are-becoming-an-alarming-trend/2013/12/03/629a192a-5af3-11e3-801f-1f90bf692c9b_story.htmlThe District’s high school football champ...


November 25, 2013

Column: NFL bullying raises questions about locker room culture

It’s not often Coach & Athletic Director focuses on professional sports, but the story of Richie Incognito and the alleged bullying of his Miami Dolphins teammate Jonathan Martin is worth your attention. This could happen in any locker room. ...


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Making Your Events Safe for Spectators

Jay Hammes, the athletic director at Racine Horlick High School (Racine, Wis.), offers his take on how to keep your facilities, fans, players, coaches and administrators safe during an athletic event. In the second video, he urges athletic directors ...


November 13, 2013

11 attributes of effective athletic administrators

As all coaches know, effective athletic administrators can make your job measurably easier and a little less stressful, while poor athletic administrators can be a nightmare to work for and a big reason you leave.  Here are the top 11 attributes ...


November 6, 2013

Involving your athletes in team discipline

Struggling with some discipline issues on your team? Seems like every team has at least a couple of athletes who love to push the envelope when it comes to team rules. Some athletes are notoriously late, others have too “active” of a social li...