athletic directors

athletic directors
December 20, 2021

International Athletic Directors 2021-22 Survey Results

Three years since the inception of the International School Athletic Directors ‘State of the Industry’ survey, the response continues to grow. During the pandemic, the “word of mouth” group of athletic directors has developed into a collabora...

April 5, 2021

NCAA Athletic Directors Weigh In on Student-Athlete NIL

In a recent survey from the Associated Press, NCAA Division I athletic directors are concerned about complying with Title IX rules if schools were to compensate student-athletes in the biggest money-making sports. In fact, 94 percent of responding...

October 15, 2018

Underpaid & Underappreciated

How athletic directors can make the case for a higher salary and more support  With all of the tasks given to athletic administrators, there’s never enough time to do everything. Some days are simply overwhelming, and very few upper-level adminis...

July 30, 2018

Getting principal, superintendent support against combative sports parents

While most parents appreciate the opportunity that their child has within the athletic program, you may face a few who cause major headaches. This phenomenon has been around for as long as anyone can remember, and some might say it’s worse now than...

April 4, 2017

Mastering the art of gameday preparation

Be prepared. It's the Boy Scouts' motto, but it certainly can and should apply to every athletic director. Having all your bases covered, knowing how to prepare for contests and organizing a plan for all those unexpected tasks that may pop up can ...

March 2, 2017

The work-life balancing act of athletic directors

To say the responsibilities and workload of an athletic administrator are demanding would be a gross understatement. It would be more accurate to describe it as unrelenting and, at times, overwhelming. Even if you are exceptionally organized and work...


Suggestions for Non-Teacher Coaches

Kevin Bryant, CMAA, Thrive Athletic Consulting, talks about the challenges with non-teacher coaches in our athletic programs....