April 10, 2018 Volume XXX, No. 02

This article appeared in Athletic Management's March 2018 issue.

In many school districts, STEM programs are growing by leaps and bounds, and teachers are often looking for hands-on projects for their students. The Symmes Valley (Ohio) High School athletic department tapped into this need, with a new ticket booth as the result.

More and more often, when a small college is looking to boost enrollment, the athletic department is called in to help by adding sports.

At an NFL game, there may be a half dozen or more doctors on the sidelines, with various specialties and backgrounds. At the high school level, however, a team is lucky to have one physician on hand. Even then, this doctor will often change from year to year, if not from game to game.

Being celebrated as a high school athlete is an important tradition in most communities. From wearing a letter jacket to being highlighted on a website, there is pride in receiving recognition from your school.

When thinking of U.S. military veterans, words like loyalty, respect, leadership, teamwork, and perseverance may come to mind—the same qualities coaches want in their athletes.

In the summer of 2016, Oakland University made history by becoming the first NCAA Division I baseball team to employ co-head coaches. Seeing desired qualities in former Oakland Assistant Coach Jacke Healey as well as Colin Kaline, previously an Assistant Coach at Florida Southern College, the school decided to appoint both of them to the shared position. How have they made it work?

Securing endowments for coaching and staff positions at the NCAA Division III level takes some thinking outside the box. That hasn’t deterred this leader.

By Julie Soriero

This article first appeared in the March 2018 issue of Athletic Management

Looking to celebrate its student-athletes in a new and memorable way, Ravenna (Ohio) High School has created its own version of the ESPY Awards.

By Matthew Wunderle

It’s never too late to follow your childhood dreams.

Successful coaches know how to weave life lessons into daily practices. Successful athletic departments bolster those efforts through special off-the-field programming.

When Drury University found out—the hard way—that its hazing prevention efforts were not effective, it devised not only a better program but a national model.

By Mark Fisher

In all probability, your athletic program is impacting student-athletes in countless ways. But does your community know it? This athletic director makes sure it does with an annual report.

By Michael Bakker