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Self-Care In The AD Chair: Ball State’s Goetz & Rice’s Karlgaard

Directors of Athletics, Beth Goetz of Ball State and Joe Karlgaard of Rice, review how they each manage their own self-health while leading their respective departments. The pair address how they find and use quiet time, as well as responsibilities they struggle to delegate.

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Consistency as an Asset: South Dakota State’s Stiegelmeier & Middle Tennessee State’s Stockstill

Longtime head football coaches, John Stiegelmeier of South Dakota State and Rick Stockstill of Middle Tennessee State, discuss how consistency has become a key asset in their respective programs. Both coaches touch on avoiding complacency, staying relevant, and balancing new ideas.

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Mapping Your Career: Duke’s Kevin White

Duke Athletics Director, Kevin White, chats with AthleticDirectorU about career development and his track record of producing ADs. White points to leadership and political acumen as two of the most important skills necessary to run an athletic department.

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Principled Leadership: Fairfield’s Schlickmann & Vermont’s Schulman

Directors of Athletics Jeff Schulman of Vermont and Paul Schlickmann of Fairfield visit with AthleticDirectorU to discuss principled leadership while in the chair.

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Sustaining Excellence Amidst Change: Buffalo Athletics

Buffalo AD Mark Alnutt, along with Head Football Coach Lance Leipold and Head Men's Basketball Coach Nate Oats, discuss how the UB department has maintained consistent success in the face of leadership changes.

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Leading With Emotional Intelligence: Azusa Pacific’s Santa Cruz

Emotional Intelligence is the topic of this AthleticDirectorU conversation with Victor Santa Cruz, Head Football Coach at Azusa Pacific. Santa Cruz talks about his early challenges as a leader which led him to the process of becoming self-aware.

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Innovation In College Athletics: Rhode Island’s Bjorn & UMBC’s Hall

ADs Tim Hall of UMBC and Thorr Bjorn of Rhode Island visit AthleticDirectorU to discuss collaboration and innovation in college athletics. Moderated by Tricia Turley Brandenburg of Towson, this conversation covers a variety of topics related to embracing technology in the industry.

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Conference Leadership Strategy: Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott

Larry Scott, Pac-12 Commissioner, visits with AthleticDirectorU to discuss a number of items related to conference leadership. Scott touches on the importance of building consensus, "not necessarily unanimity," and addressing criticisms that come with being a visible leader.

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Prioritizing Student-Athlete Development: Georgetown’s Reed & Ozery

Georgetown Director of Athletic, Lee Reed and Dr. Maya Ozery, Executive Director of the Cooper Athletics Leadership Program visit AthleticDirectorU to discuss making Student-Athlete Development a priority within the athletics department.

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Mentoring ‘A’ Players: UTRGV’s King & South Dakota State’s Sell

Athletics Directors Chris King of Texas Rio Grand Valley and Justin Sell of South Dakota State visit with AthleticDirectorU to discuss mentoring top staff members.

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Creating An Environment For Basketball Success: UMass’ Bamford & VCU’s McLaughlin

Athletic Directors Ed McLaughlin of VCU and Ryan Bamford of UMass visit with AthleticDirectorU to discuss what it takes to create an sustainable environment for success in Men's Basketball.

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Anatomy Of A Coaching Search: Loyola Maryland’s Woodruff And Hardy With Daniel Parker

Loyola Maryland’s Athletics Director Donna M. Woodruff and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Tavaras Hardy join Daniel Parker of Parker Executive Search to give a behind the scenes look at the process of hiring a basketball coach from the moment the job opens to the press conference announcing the hire.