Sustaining Excellence Amidst Change: Buffalo Athletics

Guest Mark Alnutt, Lance Leipold, Nate Oats - University at Buffalo
19:43 min watch


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. Alnutt touches on developing relationships with the coaches and staff, while Leipold and Oats review being steadfast in the pursuit of excellence.


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  • - How has Buffalo built its culture of excellence?
  • - How should a leader analyze an environment to determine how best to elevate success? (Alnutt)
  • - What is the best method to build sustainability for the athletics program? (Alnutt)
  • - What methods have been utilized to maintain success amidst changes in leadership within the department?
  • - How do you recruit student-athletes from all over the country to Buffalo?
  • - What do you value about the coaches in the program? (Alnutt)
  • - How do you ensure your coaches have what they need to sustain success? (Alnutt)
  • - How does a coach sustain excellence?
  • - How can an athletics department sustain excellence? (Alnutt)