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athletic director

August 10, 2014

Words matter: Helping your coaches communicate

While athletics isn't the most important aspect of education, it's easily the most visible. Coupling this fact with increased accountability, critical points of view, and community demands upon educational institutions, a few poorly expressed words f...


July 28, 2014

How athletic directors can act when delegation isn’t possible

For better time management and efficiency, management experts often mention “delegating” as a viable option, and it's a good one. In Maryland, however, athletic directors at public high schools don’t have secretaries, and only one of the 24 co...


July 23, 2014

The Three Most Important A.D. Qualities

When people ask me to specify the three most important qualities needed by an athletic director, I tend to respond off the top of my head, especially when I do not have the time to sort out all of the possibilities.To be successful and survive, an AD...


July 13, 2014

Answering the question: What’s an athletic director?

Sitting in league meetings, attending state conferences or simply talking with a fellow athletic director, one of the most common refrains I hear is, "My principal is absolutely clueless what athletics is all about and what I do." While all situation...


July 8, 2014

Sublimation the Future of Apparel

Durable jerseys provide schools an opportunity to save moneyApparel can be a source of frustration for a lot of athletic directors. Jerseys wear and tear, costing thousands of dollars to sports programs already limited by tight budgets.Apparel compan...


June 9, 2014

Dallas A.D., Coaches Fired in Recruiting Scandal

From The Dallas Morning NewsIn a sweeping crackdown, the Dallas school district fired its athletic director, two top basketball coaches and 12 others Friday in a sports recruiting scandal.Superintendent Mike Miles announced the dismissals, saying an ...


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Effective Communication Strategies for Athletic Directors

David Hoch, a retired athletic administrator with 16 years of experience, breaks down effective communication strategies to help athletic directors reach their constituents....


May 14, 2014

Special Renovation Section: Jesuit High School

Everything was perfect at Jesuit High School's new John Ryan Stadium, from its impeccable artificial turf to the widescreen digital scoreboard that entertains hordes of Blue Jays fans.The school never had a place to call its own, so building a brand ...