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athletic director

December 3, 2015

Why athletic directors must embrace technology

It’s not likely you have ever heard of an athletic director with a relaxed, laid-back job. Athletic directors wear numerous hats — logistics, personnel decisions, scheduling, solving the occasional unforeseen crisis. Amid it all, they are respons...


November 9, 2015

University of Illinois fires A.D. Mike Thomas

The University of Illinois announced today it has parted ways with Athletic Director Mike Thomas following an external review of abuse allegations within the football and women's basketball programs. [caption id="attachment_14525" align="alignrigh...


November 6, 2015

Vision, purpose and values are crucial to athletic programs

After I graduated college, in a fit of reckless abandon that had nothing to do with my bachelor’s in history, I decided to become a coach. I was looking for something interesting, fun and not necessarily practical. My idea was always to be happy...


September 21, 2015

A.D.ministration: Improving your LinkedIn presence

Even though LinkedIn was created with corporate world professionals in mind, athletic administrators are beginning to use the site to network, exchange ideas and promote their programs. As Steffen Parker wrote in an article for the National Federatio...


July 27, 2015

A.D.ministration: 7 tips for supporting every single sport

Athletic administrators have countless responsibilities, duties and tasks associated with their position. A normal day is often hectic and there is never enough time to do everything that you should or want to do. Therefore, it would be very easy for...


June 13, 2015

Take advantage of professional development courses

Athletic directors across the country feel overworked, overwhelmed and totally maxed out the majority of the time. This is simply what most athletic directors face day-to-day and week-to-week with increasing expectations, responsibilities and things ...


June 4, 2015

Massachusetts high school investigating athletic program

A Massachusetts high school plans to investigate its sports program after the outgoing athletic director made claims of discrimination and misuse of funds within the department. Wayland High School, nearly 20 miles west of Boston, will look into...


May 28, 2015

A.D.ministration: 8 ideas to help fund coach, AD education

Even in good economic times, athletic budgets are usually strained and pushed to the limit. Considering all of the necessary safety equipment, team travel and other expenditures associated with operating an athletic department, this is understandable...