January 12, 2021

10th Annual Athletic Directors Survey

Are high school athletic programs struggling financially? How have athletic departments responded to the COVID-19 pandemic? Which sports are being added to athletic departments in the not-so-distant future? These are a few of the questions we answer ...

September 1, 2018

Tips for stretching your budget

{Sponsored} High school athletics programs across the country continue to seek new methods for handling funding challenges despite some budgets beginning to rebound. Roughly one in five schools reports an increase in their athletic budgets, according...

February 1, 2018

Athletic budgets still slim, but there are signs of improvement

This is the seventh year of Coach & Athletic Director’s survey of high school athletic administrators. The results help us develop and our editorial vision, while offering readers a glimpse at the opportunities and challenges in prep sports. ...

April 12, 2016

Budget forces N.Y. school district to consider dropping football

The Oswego City School District (New York) is considering dropping football and other sports teams to address a $5 million shortfall in its budget. In addition to the athletic department changes, the district could also cut 51 jobs beginning with...

July 10, 2015

The University of Akron announces it will cut baseball

The University of Akron (Ohio) announced today it would cut baseball as part of a three-year program to address the school's financial troubles. [caption id="attachment_13265" align="alignleft" width="254"] The Akron Zips[/caption] No other de...

March 14, 2013

The athletic budget balancing act

Deep cuts in high school sports means athletic directors must take new approaches to planning, fundraising and revenue opportunities When Jim Quatromoni joined Hull High School (Mass.) six years ago as athletic director, he inherited a $280,000 ...

November 11, 2011

Balancing Budgets: How Does Your Athletic Department Compare

Fundraising Facts One of the most glaring athletic-director needs coming out of this survey is finding more time for fundraising efforts. A total of 85.8% of athletic directors say some of their athletic-department spending is met through fundrais...