Articles

Fundraising
May 24, 2017
This article first appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of Athletic Management. It’s a common scene—banners covering the walls of a school’s gymnasium, celebrating the championships of years past. But at Scituate (Mass.) High School, room and money for new banners were running low. In addition, the ones currently on the walls weren’t uniform, making the gym look more cluttered than celebratory. Last summer, Scituate Athletic Director Bill Luette came up with a solution. He decided to sell the... more
Event Management
May 24, 2017
This article first appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of Athletic Management. For the past five years, several universities have been participating in the Game Day Challenge, a nationwide competition to reduce and recycle waste from football games. At Duke University, the players play a role in the initiative, which has resulted in diverting more than 90 percent of the garbage created during its home contests. “Head Coach David Cutcliffe teaches his players to leave a place better than when... more
Leadership
May 24, 2017
This article first appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of Athletic Management When Vaughn Williams became Athletic Director at Kennesaw State University in 2011, he was handed a long list of challenges. The school had recently moved from NCAA Division II to Division I, and it needed more community backing. The athletic department also lacked support programming for its student-athletes. And on the horizon, KSU was looking to start a football team. Having served as Associate Director of... more
Academics
May 24, 2017
This article first appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of Athletic Management Last fall, the Northwest Missouri State University football team took home the NCAA Division II Championship for the second year in a row. And while it is obvious the players are dedicated to their sport, the coaching and athletics department staff wanted to make it known that the young men are also putting muscle into their academics. They did so by awarding players who achieved a 3.0 or higher GPA with a special... more
Equipment
May 24, 2017
This article first appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of Athletic Management. Competing in its first-ever regional final, the girls’ basketball team from Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, Md., was losing by a wide margin. As she always does when the game is out of reach, Head Coach Donita Adams started putting in all her second string players. Junior Je’Nan Hayes, however, was left sitting. When the game was over, Adams told Hayes why: The head official had determined that Hayes’... more
Strength and Conditioning
May 24, 2017
This article first appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of Athletic Management There’s a lot to see in and around Lawrence, Kan., home of the University of Kansas. This includes stately architecture in town, rolling prairie outside it, and sometimes, 7-foot-tall basketball players riding bicycles through both. That’s because Andrea Hudy, Assistant Athletics Director for Sport Performance at Kansas, believes training a team is about a lot more than pushing them in the weightroom. The veteran... more

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