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January 29, 2015
As an athletic director, it can be tough to balance the roles of administrator and leader. This author X's and O's a plan to accomplish both.By Tracey Ranieri Tracey Ranieri is in her eighth year as the Director of Athletics at the State University of New York at Oneonta, previously serving as Head Women's Soccer Coach. She is a member of the NCAA Division III Management Council and was named a 2014 Under Armour/NACDA Athletic Director of the Year. She can be reached at: Tracey.Ranieri@oneonta.... more
January 29, 2015
Athletic directors want to showcase great sportsmanship. Fans just want to have fun. Combining the two requires communication, follow through, and creative ideas.By Dennis Read Dennis Read is Associate Editor at Athletic Management. He can be reached at: dr@MomentumMedia.com. From banners to PA announcements to well-publicized policies, there are many different ways that high school athletic departments promote sportsmanship at their home contests. Tony Koontz, Athletic Director at Harrisburg... more
January 29, 2015
What are the latest tactics in increasing ticket sales? Arizona State University has found success by restructuring its staff, utilizing analytics, and focusing on group sales.By Abbey Carter & Michael Meitin Abbey Carter is the Director of Database Marketing and Analytics and Michael Meitin is Director of Ticket Sales and Service for Arizona State University athletics, contracted through The Aspire Group. They can be reached at: abbey.carter@asu.edu and michael.meitin@asu.edu. Every... more
January 29, 2015
From large cities to small towns, advocates for gender equity are challenging high schools on their Title IX compliance. These athletic administrators took a proactive path, implementing a district-wide review.By Kirby Whitacre and Ellen Taylor Kirby Whitacre is Director of Athletics for the South Bend (Ind.) Community School Corporation, which includes four public high schools and 10 intermediate centers. He can be contacted at: kwhitacre@sbcsc.k12.in.us. Ellen Taylor is an Administrative... more
January 29, 2015
Traditionally, coaching education has been about game strategies and practice plans. A new idea is to teach skills related to decision-making.By Dr. M. Dianne Murphy M. Dianne Murphy, PhD, is Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education at Columbia University and the Program Director for The Center for Coaching Excellence. She has served on many national groups, including the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee, and is a past recipient of NACDA Athletics Director of the... more
January 29, 2015
Today's athletic facilities need to have both function and pizzazz, with a nod toward the future. The six projects profiled here exemplify the trend.By Ali Nolan Ali Nolan is an Assistant Editor at Athletic Management. She can be reached at: anolan@MomentumMedia.com. Athletic programs across the country are looking for innovative ideas to utilize space while strengthening their institution's identity. They are striving to make a statement with their designs and advance their programs to... more

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