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March 29, 2017
This article first appeared in the March 2017 issue of Athletic Management. How do you get players, parents, and coaches to all be on the same page in your high school athletic program? Nathan Delaney, Athletic Director at Marshfield (Wis.) High School, decided to tackle that question by organizing a series of seminars over a two-day period. With support from the school’s booster club, Delaney hired outside consultant Lynn Karchmarik of True Brand Sports to put together a program aimed at... more
March 29, 2017
This article first appeared in the March 2017 issue of Athletic Management. A small act of kindness can go a long way—a really long way. That’s what the women’s basketball team at Fayetteville State University found when it dedicated a day to show appreciation for people who work at the school. First year Head Coach Serena King-Coleman brought the initiative from her previous job at Kentucky State University, and she was amazed by the impact it made. Called “Pay It Forward,” the program is... more
Scheduling
March 29, 2017
This article first appeared in the March 2017 issue of Athletic Management. Four months before the start of the 2016 football season, Lancaster (Ohio) High School Athletic Director Pam Bosser was in a bind. She had not found an opponent for Week 3, and the department needed the ticket sales revenue from the home game to make the budget balance. All the local teams already had the date booked, and schools from outside the area were asking for big guarantees. On the verge of giving up, Bosser... more
March 29, 2017
This article first appeared in the March 2017 issue of Athletic Management For college athletic administrators, home football Saturdays mean engaging with fans all day long. For University of Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman, another priority is getting in a run. This fall, he decided to combine the two pursuits, inviting any interested Illini fans (through Twitter) to join him on his exercise route the mornings of gridiron Saturdays. The idea quickly took off and became known as the... more
Fundraising
March 29, 2017
This article first appeared in the March 2017 issue of Athletic Management. Four years ago, Clint Wright, Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Lakeland High School in Suffolk, Va., started the tradition of an annual alumni game. Today, the Old School Classic is one of the most successful events the school hosts. “We actually have to turn people away,” Wright says. “Everyone wants to be there and the gym can only hold around 1,050.” One of the main goals of the event, which takes place on the first... more
Uniforms & Apparel
March 29, 2017
This article first appeard in the March 2017 issue of Athletic Management Many colleges across the country have become leaders in sustainability, constructing LEED-certified buildings and composting all cafeteria waste. But these initiatives don’t often make their way to the athletic department. At Franklin & Marshall College, senior volleyball player Ellie Ezekiel is working to change that through the introduction of uniforms made from 100-percent recycled material. This fall, the women’s... more

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