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January 29, 2015
Partnering with a local company, Middleborough (Mass.) High School is thinking outside the box by selling something inside a box.By David Paling & Michael Perry David Paling is the retired Director of Athletics, Health & Physical Education from the Middleborough (Mass.) Public Schools and a frequent contributor to Athletic Management. Michael Perry is serving in his second year as the Director of Athletics, Health & Physical Education for Middleborough and can be reached at: mperry@... more
January 29, 2015
Especially when they are new to the profession, coaches can struggle in many areas. At this NCAA Division III school, a special program is helping them reach their full potential.By Dr. Mike Davenport Mike Davenport, EdD, is Director of Rowing, Head Coach of Women's Rowing, and Assistant to the Athletic Director for Professional Development and Compliance at Washington College. He has been coaching for 33 years, and has worked on the coaching staff of several national rowing teams. He writes... more
January 29, 2015
The fields of sports medicine and strength and conditioning have become integral parts of an athletic department over the past 25 years. Here, we present the top 25 innovations in these two domains.By Dennis Read Dennis Read is an Associate Editor at Athletic Management. He can be reached at: dr@MomentumMedia.com. Few areas of an athletic department have more day-to-day contact with athletes on all teams than sports medicine and strength and conditioning. And there is no off-season in either... more
January 29, 2015
Your locker room smells. Of course it smells, it's a hockey locker room. No big deal, right? Wrong! There is science, nasty science, behind that odor in your room and in your gear. Players come off the ice, sit down on the benches dripping sweat everywhere they go. Then they hang up all their wet gear. The equipment needs to dry quickly before their next game or practice. To dry the equipment some equipment managers turn the heat way up in the locker room and use fans to disperse the air.... more
January 29, 2015
By Patrick Bohn As the gulf between big-time NCAA Division I schools and their smaller counterparts continues to widen, unique challenges are arising. To keep up with today's trends, Gene Smith, Director of Athletics at Ohio State University, says a change is needed, and that the top 60 to 70 schools in Division I should be governed differently than the rest.*** Smith shared his thoughts at a recent meeting of about 80 athletic directors. "My idea that I've had for a while ... is that we need... more
January 29, 2015
Congratulations go out to University of Oklahoma Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione, who has been named the 2013 recipient of the John L. Toner Award. Given by the National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame, the Toner Award is presented annually to an athletic director who has demonstrated superior administrative abilities and shown outstanding dedication to college athletics and particularly college football. Recently, Athletic Management caught up with Castiglione for a Q... more

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