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Coaching
March 21, 2019
Note: This is the third part of a series on Hiring Female Coaches within your athletic department.  The first article focused on the importance of having women well-represented on your coaching staff.  The second article focused on revamping the hiring process to attract female coaching candidates. by Meg Seng Remember your own first coaching position? Odds are, you were mentored by someone you respected and this person made a difference in your decision to continue coaching. Once you’ve found... more
Leadership
March 20, 2019
Note: This is the second part of a series on the Emory University Athletics' Fly High program.  The first article focused on program as it relates to the Emory coaches and other atlhetic dpartment staff. This article focuses on the initiative from the student-athlete perspective.   By Amy Bryant Along with coaches discussing ethics and integrity, we wanted our student-athletes to do the same. Therefore, Locker Room Talks also occur at Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) meetings. Many... more
Student-Athlete Welfare
March 20, 2019
By Dr. David Hoch, CMAA, CIC There is an often-used expression in high school athletics that athletic administrators are the coaches of coaches and this is right on the mark. In this role, it is important to provide guidance and help with respect to coaches having conversations or meetings with parents about problems or their concerns. These types of interactions with parents can often be tricky, delicate and occasionally difficult. The following are some suggestions that you should share with... more
March 18, 2019
The average professional spends 15 hours a week in meetings. If they are not managed properly, meetings can get you off track in performing your primary duties—not to mention that it will do the same thing to your staff. Here are tips for making the most of your meetings—and preventing them from being a time drain. In a presentation, at the 2017 National Athletic Directors Conference in Phoenix, Scott J Smith, PhD, CAA Director of the Master's in Athletic Administration Program at Ohio... more
March 16, 2019
By Amy Bryant Like many other athletic departments, we recently created a new tagline at Emory University to denote achievement: FLY HIGHER. It taps into our eagle mascot and our long history of being a top NCAA Division III program. But beyond the catchy wording, its meaning goes a lot deeper. Two years ago, Emory athletics committed to fostering a culture of integrity through a series of new programs. We have always strived to promote ethics through athletics, but we wanted to take it to a... more
Leadership
March 16, 2019
Being an athletic director is not a job for the weary. Those in the field know how rewarding the profession is, but that specific skills and traits are required to enjoying a successful career in athletic administration. An article on the Sports Management Degree Guide website, looks at five desired characteristics for serving as an athletic director: • Excellent Analytical and Budgeting Capabilities In today's climate and challenges facing athletic departments at both the high school and... more

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