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athletic director

September 16, 2014

CrossFit event damages FIU basketball court

By Coach and Athletic Director staffReminder to athletic directors: be careful what you allow on your basketball courts.Florida International University learned that the hard way this week when a CrossFit event caused scratches and gashes all over it...


September 16, 2014

Communication 101 for the athletic director

Is there a more important skill for an athletic director to possess than the ability to communicate effectively? We're often judged, whether fairly or unfairly, on our proficiency to inform, explain, persuade or promote our program either verbally or...


September 15, 2014

Rutgers A.D. apologizes for fan behavior

By Coach and Athletic Director staffRutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann issued a statement today apologizing for fan behavior at Saturday’s game against Penn State. A number of fans wore T-shirts that read “Beat Ped State,”...


September 12, 2014

Don’t neglect the neck

The neck is a critically important area for football players  “Do your players truly invest adequate time and effort in strengthening their necks?” It is my hope that everyone answered with a resounding, affirmative yes! In football ...


September 8, 2014

Windscreens spruce up Babson athletic fields

Sometimes bringing a fresh look to your athletic facilities doesn't require a major renovation. With a little creativity, the task can be much less daunting.Babson College, a Division III school located in eastern Massachusetts, is in the planning st...


August 27, 2014

Combating increased violence at games

Despite the best efforts of our athletic directors, there has been a significant increase in violence at our sporting events. Usually it has very little to do with the athletes on the field or court. Instead, it centers on those attending and hanging...


August 23, 2014

Ken Mannie’s mailbag: Answering questions from coaches

It’s time once again to reach into the mailbag and scan my email for some of the most frequently asked questions I’ve received from coaches. There were a lot of great questions that require some lengthy discussion, and I’ve picked a few that...


August 20, 2014

The 13 deadly sins for athletic directors

With all of the responsibilities that an athletic director has, and all the time they spend on them, they still leaves plenty of room for mistakes. To survive and flourish in an athletic program, athletic directors will surely be called upon to f...