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coaches and athletic directors

October 2, 2009

Every Minute Counts

Between meetings, appointments, and perhaps teaching a class – if you still have one – our daily schedules have a number of built-in time restrictions. When you also consider your, “To Do List,” there will be some tasks that m...


October 2, 2009

Controlling Interruptions

Does anyone doubt that the passage of time complicates the Athletic Director position? Almost monthly, it inherits new responsibilities without disinheriting the old.Since many A.D.s, including myself, have neither an assistant nor a secretary, they ...


October 2, 2009

Contingency Plans

Considering the complexity of our positions, the number of participants, coaches, and contests that we direct, and the endless responsibilities we have, something surely has to go wrong sometimes.Even though we plan and have good procedures in place,...


October 2, 2009

Timing is Everything

We often get so wrapped up in our own little world of athletics that we may forget that timing is everything. Years ago, someone pulled me aside and pointed out that it is important to know when to approach your principal, with a request for money or...


October 2, 2009

What About Bob?

Bobby Cox When it comes to the game’s great managers, Bobby Cox is somewhat overlooked and underappreciated for what he has accomplished on the baseball diamond. Cox is one of the most successful managers in history, having won 14 division titl...


October 2, 2009

The Dearth of Women Athletic Directors

nAn old friend who has been involved with athletics his entire adult life recently made an observation to me that proved he was not involved as much as he should have been about a questions asked of him:n"Why aren’t more women serving as athlet...


October 2, 2009

The King of Queens

Coach Curran directing his baseball team Like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, Jack Curran is a treasured institution in New York City.He is New York City high school basketball and baseball. Since 1958, Curran has coached the boy...


October 2, 2009

The Best In The Business

University of Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley implemented and fostered a plan that has fashioned Gators athletics into a model of consistency – and the envy of the nation – on and off the field.COACH: You were born in Washington, D...