June 2, 2016 Volume XXVIII, No. 04

This article first appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Athletic Management.

If you’re a small college with a growing athletic department but no land to build facilities on, where can you turn for help? At Chestnut Hill College, the answer was the local high school.


This article first appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Athletic Management.


This article first appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Athletic Management.

It was just over a year ago that Robert Morris University in Illinois turned heads by announcing it would award athletic scholarships to members of its eSports team. Now high schools are getting into the act.


This article first appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Athletic Management.


This article first appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Athletic Management.


This article first appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Athletic Management.


This article first appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Athletic Management.


This article first appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Athletic Management


This article first appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Athletic Management

When Ernie Modugno became Athletic Director at Naples (Fla.) High School in 1988, he did not envision staying in the position very long. In fact, he couldn’t wait to get out. Today, 28 years later, he cannot imagine doing anything else.


Factoring in a busy lifestyle, puberty, and the pressure to look a certain way, the nutritional considerations of high school athletes differ from other age groups.

This article first appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Athletic Management

By Emily Edison


Research reveals that the vast majority of student-athletes who need mental health services do not get them. At the University of Michigan, administrators are wrapping their arms around the issue through a ground-breaking new program.

This article first appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Athletic Management

By Barb Hansen


Spreadsheets, schedules, questions from parents—how does a new athletic director figure it all out? A veteran offers her advice.

This article first appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Athletic Management

By Johanna Denson


Accepting or declining an invitation to join a new conference is a difficult decision for any athletic department. Adams State University handled it through a task force and open communication.

This article first appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Athletic Management

By Larry Mortensen


In athletics, there are only so many ways to gain an edge. Or are there? The use of analytics—both on and off the field—is moving forward-thinking programs closer to their goals.

This article first appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Athletic Management

By Michael Popke


To be successful today, athletic directors must be accessible and able to get their message across. That means boosting your communication skills across every platform.

This article first appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Athletic Management

By Mark Rerick


Thanks to receiving support in several areas, Wingate University is broadcasting a full line-up of sports events to a national audience.

This article first appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Athletic Management

By Ryan Brown