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Merging With A Purpose: Teamworks’ Maurides & INFLCR’s Cavale

Teamworks Founder & CEO, Zach Maurides, and INFLCR Founder & CEO, Jim Cavale, sit down with AthleticDirectorU, following their recent merger. The duo discusses the mutual interest in each others’ organizations, the synergies between the two companies, and how their mission and core values align.

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NCAA Hearing Operations With Naima Stevenson Starks

Naima Stevenson Starks, the NCAA’s new Vice President of Hearing Operations gives AthleticDirectorU an update on the position and the new enforcement structure.

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Understanding The NCAA Eligibility Center With Felicia Martin

For an in depth look at the Eligibility Center, NCAA Vice President Felicia Martin visits with AthleticDirectorU on a variety of topics, starting her view of the unit prior to arriving in Indianapolis.

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Building Strategic Alliances As A New AD With Cal’s Jim Knowlton

Jim Knowlton, Director of Athletics at Cal, discusses building strategic alliances as a new leader. Knowlton touches on his meticulous process of deliberate listening during the first 90 days on campus and how it ties in with creating alliances with the campus community.

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Sport Oversight: USC Upstate’s Feig & UCF’s Wood

USC Upstate Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics, Daniel Feig is joined by Dr. Eric A. Wood, Deputy AD for Competitive Excellence at UCF, in a discussion on sport oversight for AthleticDirectorU. Jamaal Walton, Associate AD for External Operations at College of Charleston Moderates.

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From The Court To The Athletic Director’s Office: Lafayette’s Freeman & Samford’s Newton

Athletic Directors, Sherryta Freeman of Lafayette and Martin Newton of Samford, join Zach Maurides, Founder and CEO of Teamworks, for a conversation centered on leveraging skills developed as a former athlete in their current roles leading an entire athletic department.

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Leading From Behind: TCU’s Mike Sinquefield

TCU Deputy Athletics Director, Mike Sinquefield, provides insight on his leadership style. Going from support positions such as Equipment Manager and Director of Football Operations, Sinquefield still sees himself as a leader who is on campus to support and serve coaches and Student-Athletes.

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Managing Expectations: Rice’s Bloomgren & Vanderbilt’s Mason

Head Football Coaches, Derek Mason of Vanderbilt, and Mike Bloomgren of Rice visit with AthleticDirectorU to discuss managing expectations. The conversation centers around working at “high-academic” institutions and how to balance athletic and academic expectations.

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Developing Your Staff: Glenn Caruso, Mark Farley, Lance Leipold, And Kevin Sumlin

Football head coaches in Arizona's Sumlin, Buffalo's Leipold, Northern Iowa's Farley & St. Thomas (MN)'s Caruso discuss developing their staffs while also leading a program.

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The Talent Equation: Mark French, Lara Juras, and Jacqueline Williams-Roll

A dynamic discussion on talent & its inherent influence on culture is led by The Learning Leader Podcast’s Ryan Hawk. Serial entrepreneur & The Players’ Tribune board member Mark French, General Mills Chief HR Officer Jacqueline Williams-Roll and Minnesota Vikings VP of People & Culture Laura Juras.

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Making More With Less: Morgan State’s Scott & DePauw’s Baker-Watson

Athletics leaders, Ed Scott of Morgan State and Stevie Baker-Watson of DePauw join Jason Fein, of Bates College, on AthleticDirectorU to discuss work-life balance while leading a small staff. The trio discuss identifying professional fatigue, schedule flexibility, and advice to new leaders.

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Managing College Athletics At The National Level: NCAA’s Stan Wilcox

NCAA Executive VP for Regulatory Affairs, Stan Wilcox, visits with AthleticDirectorU on the nature of his role and provides perspective on managing an array of challenges facing college athletics. Wilcox also provides an overview of the decision making structure within the organization.