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January 29, 2015
Frederick Douglass High School, BaltimoreGrowing up in inner-city Baltimore, Tina Queen played sports to create opportunities for herself. Now, as Athletic Director at Baltimore's Frederick Douglass High School, she is creating opportunities for today's student-athletes. As a teen, Queen didn't love sports, but her parents told her that an athletic scholarship was likely her only chance to afford college. She earned a scholarship to play basketball at Coppin State University and graduated in... more
January 29, 2015
It's one thing to tell your student-athletes that athletics is a privilege. It's another to show them.By Mike Moore Mike Moore is District Athletic Director for the Lawton (Okla.) Public Schools, which includes Eisenhower, Lawton, and MacArthur High Schools. He can be reached at: mike.moore@lawtonps.org. Since it opened its doors in 1969, MacArthur High School in Lawton, Okla., has been as much a community--almost a family--as it has been an institution of learning. This has been embodied by... more
January 29, 2015
How can you know if a coaching candidate will be a winner for your program? This author explains how she goes in-depth with her hiring process.By Joan McDermott Joan McDermott is in her 16th year as Director of Athletics at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has served on the NCAA Division II Management Council and NACDA Executive Committee and can be reached at: mcdermoj@msudenver.edu. One of the largest responsibilities of an athletic director is hiring coaches who will be... more
January 29, 2015
It's become crystal clear that coaches who emotionally abuse players will no longer be tolerated. But it's not always obvious if or when a coach has stepped over the line. A panel of veteran administrators provide insight and focus.By Mary Kate Murphy Mary Kate Murphy is an Assistant Editor at Athletic Management. She can be reached at: mkmurphy@MomentumMedia.com. Like many veteran athletic administrators, Sue Willey was previously a successful coach. And like many effective coaches, she used... more
January 29, 2015
In the world of social media--where what's new today is old tomorrow--devising an effective fan interaction strategy requires a different kind of thinking.By Chris Freet Chris Freet is the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Communications, Marketing, and Sales at the University of Miami. He has taken part in the NACDA Mentoring Institute and Collegiate Athletics Leadership Symposium and also serves on the CoSIDA College Division Management Advisory Committee. He can be reached at: c.freet@... more
January 29, 2015
Surviving as an athletic director usually requires some on-the-job training. Lessen the learning curve with these Top Ten tips.By Kevin Bryant Kevin Bryant, CMAA, is the Founder and Owner of HSADHELP.com, a company focused on assisting, encouraging, and challenging high school athletic administrators to be the best they can. He is the former Associate Principal for Athletics and Activities at Tigard (Ore.) High School and former Athletic Director at Aloha (Ore.) High School. A former president... more

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