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athletic director

January 27, 2017

A.D.ministration: Principles for negotiating and mediating

When one hears the word negotiations, it's commonly assumed that it's being used in connection with salaries and benefits. While athletic directors may put together recommendations for the coach’s salary scales, this responsibility usually belon...


January 18, 2017

Handling frustration in the athletic director position

As an athletic administrator, one of the first things you're going to realize is that life can be frustrating. But you don’t have to suffer those occasions as long as you understand the dynamics behind them. That being said, you need to develop an ...


November 17, 2016

NIAAA to induct five athletic directors into Hall of Fame

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) will induct five athletic directors into its Hall of Fame during the organization's national conference next month. [caption id="attachment_18128" align="alignright" width="2...


September 27, 2016

A.D.ministration: Maxims for athletic directors to live by

At a recent conference, a new athletic administrator was overheard saying to a fellow attendee, “While I coached and had a background in athletics, I never realized the time, details and exactly what was involved in the position.” Amen. Th...


August 1, 2016

Help for the overwhelmed athletic administrator

Some athletic administrators are being asked to take on additional responsibilities beyond those involved with managing their program. This may be due to the difficult economic climate and the need to function with less available money for the distri...


July 8, 2016

Retaining successful coaches

How athletic directors can encourage their best team leaders to stick around There are many building blocks used to create a successful athletic program. But each program is different, so not all blocks look and feel the same. If there is one...


February 25, 2016

Schools must not overwork athletic directors

Each year, our January edition features the results of our athletic director survey, a report that provides us insight on the state of the industry. All of the information is invaluable, but there’s one question that always interests me most: What ...


athletic director
December 26, 2015

A.D.ministration: Getting more from professional experiences

With the NIAAA Leadership Training Courses, state and national conferences, professional magazines, online sites and books, there are more professional-development resources today for athletic administrators than at any time. For every athletic direc...