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coaching

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...


October 2, 2009

Surviving the slings and arrows

People who have seen me doing more of our family shopping at a Target store wonder if it has anything to do with the prices or the brands that the store carries. It really doesn’t. I’m simply hopeful that by going in frequently, I might be rew...


October 2, 2009

Protecting coaches from combative, malicious parents

Athletic directors wear many different hats. Probably the most important of them is for the protection of their coaches. Protection from what? From the meddlesome and irrational parents who are always plotting to get rid of the evil coaches who ha...


October 2, 2009

Professional Involvement

At a recent regional athletic directors’ meeting, a colleague of mine from another state not only announced his retirement but, between all the well wishing, felt obliged to tell us the secret behind his long and distinguished career.Quite simp...


October 2, 2009

Little Things Can Make a Difference

Time management and organizational skills are definitely vital in the survival of athletic administration. Even the little things that appear to have minor importance can turn out to be extremely helpful.For example: Attending regional meetings and s...