November 20, 2017

Fundraising for the dream weight room

Jordan Schumaker remembers his coaching staff’s first request last year when he became the athletic director at Butler (Ohio) High School. “We need to do something in regards to the weight room,” the coaches told him. The school already h...

August 9, 2017

Poll: 87% of coaches say program is underfunded

A recent Coach & Athletic Director poll found that 87.1% percent of coaches believe their program doesn't receive enough funding. High school athletic departments have suffered budget cuts since the economic downturn, and the poll suggests that m...

March 14, 2016

Fundraising ideas for struggling athletic programs

Cutbacks mean teams must develop their own revenue streams similar to club sports An athletic program's biggest annual hurdle is raising enough money to pay for travel and apparel, among other costs. It's even more difficult in a sluggish econom...

July 29, 2015

N.C. study finds correlation between winning and money

A North Carolina newspaper claims a study of the state’s high school sports champions found a direct correlation between money and winning. The News & Observer reviewed state champions from 2001-02 to 2012-13. The newspaper reported that the...

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 ...

January 15, 2013

How decreased funding is affecting high schools nationwide

Reducing costs for transportation, apparel and lower-level coaching is how many athletic directors are handling this situation The October issue of Coach & Athletic Director featured our second annual Athletic Director Spending Survey. Within th...