.

coaches and athletic directors

Video

Common Interview Process Mistakes

Kevin Bryant, CMAA, Thrive Athletic Consulting, talks about common mistakes athletic directors make during the hiring process of a new coach....


Video

Suggestions for Non-Teacher Coaches

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


January 14, 2015

NFHS reveals 2014 National Coaches of the Year

The National Federation of State High School Associations Coaches Association has revealed its 2014 National Coaches of the Year. Recipients for girls sports are: • Carmen Jackson, track and field, Miami (Florida) Northwestern Senior High Sc...


March 18, 2014

Negotiations and the athletic director

Negotiation is often a formal, organized process of give and take, making proposals and eventually coming to a settlement, but it can also simply involve two individuals trying to work out differences. One side gives something with the prospect of ge...


January 10, 2014

The A.D. as the public relations practitioner

Many corporations and large organizations have an individual who serves as the public relations point person. And celebrities often have their own publicists. In both of these examples, this individual’s purpose is promote the positive aspects and ...


August 23, 2013

Game management in the athletic director’s absence

Attendance at work can become an obsession with people in management, including athletic administrators. It puts you in a unique position. When a teacher is ill, he can call and get a substitute to replace him. When an assistant principal has to sta...


March 20, 2011

Balancing the athletic director job with family

Our position as athletic director is extremely time-intensive, demanding and unforgiving. It's not uncommon to have contests scheduled every day of the week, some during the evening in either the stadium or gym, and even some on Saturdays. Our one...


November 4, 2010

Maximizing Practice Time for the Wing-T Offensive Line

Offensive line coaches can borrow a phrase from high school English teachers as a guiding principle in the use of alliteration: “Prior Preparation and Planning Prevents Poor Performance Pain.”If the coach’s goal is to maximize practice time, incre...