May 26, 2017
Clemson Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich was named the 2017 Athletic Director of the Year at the Sports Business Awards on Wednesday night. Radakovich becomes the third athletic director from the ACC to be honored since the award's inception in 2008, and he was also named a finalist for the award in 2015. During the 2016-17 year, Clemson claimed the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship and won ACC titles in football, men's golf, baseball, football and women's soccer. Clemson... more
High School News
May 25, 2017
After the Montclair (N.J.) Board of Education decided against renewing the contract for high school athletic director Jeff Gannon, a petition for him to be reinstated was started. Posted on, the petition has drawn more than 700 supporters, as reported by Montclair Local. “My most concerning issue is with the way the process was done,” Walter Springer, who started the petition, told Montclair Local. “Did the AD receive a documented evaluation that detailed a poor job performance?”... more
Company News
May 25, 2017
The experts over at Athalonz partner regularly with some of the top professional baseball coaches and athletes in the world for one simple reason. They want to know what athletes across all levels of the game have in common. Their extensive research found one key similarity—elite athletes always have a perfectly positioned lower half of their body. When baseball players shift the weight from their legs inward and ‘sink’ the balls of their feet into the ground, they build the ideal athletic... more
Event Management
May 25, 2017
The University of Georgia issued a news release saying that while concealed weapons are prohibited at campus sporting events under a new campus carry law, license-holders may take their guns to tailgating events. According to the Ledger-Enquirer, Steve Wrigley, chancellor of the University System of Georgia, explained the exception in the law, which will go into effect on July 1, in a news release. “This exception includes stadiums, gymnasiums and similar facilities in which intercollegiate... more
May 25, 2017
University of Hartford President-Designate Gregory S. Woodward has named Mary Ellen Gillespie as the University's new Director of Athletics, it was announced on Tuesday. Gillespie, who currently serves in the same position at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, will begin her duties on July 10, 2017.   "I am honored to be joining the Hawks family," Gillespie says. "The University of Hartford's values and tradition of excellence in both academics and athletics make this a tremendous op­... more
May 24, 2017
This article first appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of Athletic Management. With high school student-athletes spending more time in the weightroom than ever before, they need to get the proper nutrition to stay healthy and make gains. But what if lunchtime is early in the day and they aren’t refueling before they start strength training? That was the situation Philip Crutchfield saw when he became Athletic Director at Eastside High School in Gainesville, Fla., a year ago. Lunchtime at... more