High School News
March 7, 2019
Castaic High School is a new high school in Los Angeles County in Southern California that is opening in the fall, and the school has decided to launch its athletics program by hiring two athletic directors, Jibri Hodge and Mark Overdevest. Jibri Hodge and Mark Overdevest will share the duties of AD at the new school.  It was decided that the best way to start the program from scratch is having two leaders who share the same vision for development of athletics at Castaic HS. “Just to have a... more
March 3, 2019
It's important to keep your fitness facilities as fit as the people who use them. And just as with regular fitness, it requires a routine, maintenance and the ability to put in the time. Here is a checklist to use:
High School News
March 2, 2019
Mike Boles is in his first year as athletic director at Sonoma Valley High School, and he is overseeing a very engaged athletic program; almost half of the students are involved in one or more sports.  And this type of engagement is a reflection of his personality.  “It’s kind of a culture of commitment,” Bolles said in an article on the Sonoma Index Tribune website. “If they’re not committed to their skill sets, they aren’t going to be as good as those who are putting in the time. So that kind... more
Event Management
March 1, 2019
The New Mexico Activities Association has taken a step to curb unruly fan behavior at sporting events which is impacting the number of people who choose to serve as officials at high school games. The NMAA has produced a video to raise awareness about the problem.  Click on the link to watch the video.  "We are at a critical shortage of officials in various sports," wrote J.P. Murrieta, the Sports Information Director for the NMAA. "These officials have chosen to help out athletics by being a... more
Event Management
March 1, 2019
Rutgers University announced on Feb. 20 that this fall it will join four Big Ten schools that already offer alcohol sales at football games. Rutgers is expanding beer and wine sales at football games (it has been selling at a premium seating section of the issue), but will also offer acohol sales at basketball, soccer, baseball and softball games. The Scarlet Knights are joining a number of college athletic departments that offer alcohol to general specators at their venues. During this past... more
February 28, 2019
What does it take to be a successful athletic director or athletic administrator in today's challenging world of college and high school athletics. An article on the website for the Online Master of Athletic Administration Program at Ohio University provides seven important qualities that athletic administrators should strive for in performing their duties on a daily basis. 1) Strong Sense of Character Judgment This about having the right staff in the right areas of the department. How an AD... more